Residents of Duluth and the Midwest have outstanding, award-winning care within their reach. The excellent reputation of Duluth’s health care industry attracts patients from as far as Canada, International Falls, Brainerd and Upper Michigan. Patients can choose from two world-class health care systems and numerous smaller, privately owned facilities.
A healthy competition exists among Duluth’s health care providers, helping to cut costs and raise the quality of care as each facility strives to attract the highest number of patients. Competition does not diminish the health care industry’s cooperation. Each major provider offers a variety of cutting-edge technologies, many of which are unique to that hospital. In this way, patients are covered for every possible type of care they may need, from the CyberKnife center to the Cancer Care Center to same-day surgery and beyond.
Senior care, assisted living and nursing homes are also favorable in Duluth. In fact, CNN ranked Duluth #23 in its “25 best places to retire” list. State-of-the-art medical and rehabilitative facilities, trusted comfortable living arrangements, and creative social activities are among the assets provided among Duluth’s elder care centers.
In addition to providing outstanding care, the area’s health care sector provides jobs and serves as a strong economic driver, totaling approximately 28 percent of the regional economy. Furthermore, local universities, including the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School, the College of St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College draw an abundance of medical students from around the nation, invigorating the Duluth economy with a fresh, new source of talent.
Health care facilities in the Duluth area are excellent resources for both our community and economy. Between its exceptional reputation, competitive costs and great economic impact, the health care facilities and providers in the Duluth area are a prideful asset to residents.