About Us: Overview


Park Nicollet doctors

Park Nicollet Health Services is part of HealthPartners, a nonprofit, integrated health care system in Minnesota.

The best health care is local and personal. Your health and well-being is at the center of everything we do. We believe great health care occurs by combining the science of medicine with the spirit and humanity of our hearts. We refer to this as “Head + Heart, Together.” That saying inspires constant improvement and lasting success. And we do that by partnering with patients and families.

We are committed to living our values. That means you can expect certain things from each of us. You can expect us to be your partner and treat you with dignity and respect. You can expect us to listen carefully and give you good, timely information. You can expect us to do our best to provide affordable, coordinated, high-quality care and services that are easy to find and simple to use. You can expect safe, clean spaces. And we will do our very best to earn your trust by being open and honest, and keeping our word.

Our Mission, Vision and Values


Our mission is to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients and community.


Health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust.


Excellence, Compassion, Partnership and Integrity

Code of conduct (PDF)

Our Organization

Park Nicollet Clinic is one of the nation’s largest care systems. We care for patients at 29 locations in the Twin Cities. These include primary and specialty care clinics and hospitals.

Our organization also includes:

Methodist Hospital has 426 patient beds and employs more than 960 doctors. It is a leader in cancer, heart, maternity and orthopaedic care. It’s located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Park Nicollet Foundation supports programs and services that build healthy communities.

Park Nicollet Institute is part of HealthPartners Institute. Its goal is to hasten innovation, learning and advances in health through research and education.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center is partially owned by Park Nicollet. It’s located in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Our Specialties

Specialty care

Within Park Nicollet Health Services are several nationally-renowned specialty care facilities, including:

Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery & Weight Center performs more than 400 surgeries (most laparoscopically) each year and has been designated a Center of Excellence by American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center offers a full range of services and state-of-the-art technology to fight cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cancer care and treatment is personalized for each patient. Families and patients can benefit from services, including psychotherapy, support and education – all in the patient’s room and in one location.

Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center offers an integrated look at the entire cardiovascular system – heart, veins, arteries, brains, lungs and kidneys. The care team includes board-certified cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists.

Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center provides world-class diabetes care, education and clinical research to meet the needs of people with diabetes, their families and the health professionals who care for them. We are recognized internationally for our range of clinical and educational programs, products and services.

Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center offers a full range of breast cancer testing and treatment. Our center is designed by women for women, with experienced professionals dedicated to breast health.

Park Nicollet Melrose Center has 25 years of experience helping those struggling with eating disorders and has developed evidence-based, proven treatment methods. Our highly-trained staff works in care teams to provide treatment that spans several disciplines.

Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment, treatment, support, education and research to improve the quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s. Struthers Parkinson’s Center is a National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence.

Park Nicollet TRIA Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive care, treatment, rehabilitation and surgery at one location in Bloomington, Minnesota. TRIA Orthopaedic Center has more than 40 highly-trained orthopedic doctors with a variety of sub-specialties, such as sports medicine, acute injury, shoulder, knee, spine, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, hip and fractures.

Our History

Methodist Hospital History

In 1892, Asbury Hospital opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It had 32 beds for patients. In 1916, the hospital grew to 180 beds. From 1921 to 1928, the U.S. government used it as a veterans hospital.

In 1935, Asbury joined other area hospitals in an alliance. It became the Minnesota Hospital Service Association. It offered health insurance to local companies. It eventually became Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. And it served as a model for other Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations nationally.

In 1959, the leaders of Asbury built Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. It had six floors and 276 patient beds. Ten years later, a 24-hour emergency department was added. And in 1970, a cardiac intensive care unit opened.

During the next 20 years, Methodist expanded the care offered to patients. In 1974, the Methodist Cancer Center and One Day Surgery Center opened. In 1977, it became one of only five Parkinson’s Disease Information centers in the country. And in 1986, the hospital started its Eating Disorders Institute. They also opened the Methodist Foundation in 1972 to support the community.

Other Important Dates

1993: Methodist Hospital merges with Park Nicollet to become HealthSystem Minnesota.

1995: Struthers’ Parkinson’s Center opens in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

2000: HealthSystem Minnesota changes its name to Park Nicollet Health Services.

2004: Park Nicollet begins fully using a digital medical record.

2005: TRIA Orthopaedic Center opens in Bloomington, Minnesota.

2009: Park Nicollet Melrose Institute for Eating Disorders opens in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

2009: Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center opens on the Methodist Hospital campus.

2013: Park Nicollet Specialty Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota. opens.

2013: HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Health Services combine.

2014: Park Nicollet Family Birth Center at Methodist Hospital opens.

2014: Park Nicollet Women’s Center opens on the Methodist Hospital campus.

2015: Park Nicollet kicks off Project Better Gown. This created new hospital gowns that meet both doctors’ needs and patients’ preferences.

2015: HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research and Park Nicollet Institute join to create HealthPartners Institute.