CALS Hospital Recognition

CALS is pleased to recognize the following facilities which have met CALS criteria for excellence in Rural Emergency Care:

  • Bigfork Valley Hospital   Bigfork, Minnesota   website
  • CentraCare Health-Long Prairie   Long Prairie, Minnesota   website
  • CentraCare Health-Melrose   Melrose, Minnesota   website
  • Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor   Granite Falls, Minnesota   website
  • NEW!!  EssentiaHealth-Virginia   Virginia, Minnesota  website
  • Johnson Memorial Health Services    Dawson, Minnesota  website
  • NEW!!  Mayo Clinic Health System-Cannon Falls    Cannon Falls, Minnesota  website
  • Meeker Memorial Hospital   Litchfield, Minnesota   website
  • NEW!!   Mercy Hospital    Moose Lake, Minnesota   website
  • Riverwood Healthcare Center   Aitkin, Minnesota   website
  • Tri-County Hospital   Wadena, Minnesota   website
  • Mayo Clinic Health System-Chippewa Valley Hospital   Bloomer, Wisconsin   website
  • Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland in Barron   Barron, Wisconsin   website


CALS hospital team
CALS Hospital Award

Become a CALS Hospital

The CALS Hospital Recognition Program was designed to give credit to hospitals that meet CALS standards for training, procurement, and staffing. To date, eight hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin have earned this recognition, and many more are in the application process.

As a CALS Hospital, you can:

  • Demonstrate your commitment to excellence in emergency medical care
  • Display your recognition where hospital patients and visitors can learn more about your investment
  • Increase your visibility within your state and region
  • Recognize your providers, nurses and other clinical staff for their achievement in completing a CALS training program
  • Reinforce your designation (in Minnesota) as a level III or IV trauma center
  • Secure future educational offerings designed for rural hospital and staff
  • Enjoy membership in a community of like-minded institutions
  • Serve as as a magnet for attracting and retaining the finest clinical staff.

To learn more about the process and benefits of becoming a CALS Hospital, view our application below or contact Dana Bies at