Murray County has a full service hospital, two clinics, and several other healthcare providers to serve local residents.
The Murray County Medical Center, located in Slayton, was selected in 1999 as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by the HCIA and the Health Network. This award is based on clinical excellence and the efficient delivery of care. The hospital is affiliated with the Sanford Health System.
The Murray County Clinic is attached to the hospital in Slayton and can be reached at 507-836-6111.
There is also a clinic in Fulda which is open part-time several days per week, which provides adult, pediatric, and family care on North St. Paul Avenue in downtown Fulda. They can be reached at 507-425-2300.
The Murray County Medical Center offers state-of-the-art equipment, and professional staff trained in the latest protocols for medical and surgical care, as well as a highly trained emergency staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Several area ambulance services are available and our on-site heliport offers airlift services to transport critically ill or injured patients when needed. Our affiliation with Sanford Health System gives patients the assurance that if it is necessary to be transferred to a tertiary care facility, they can receive care from one of the nation's best hospitals - Sanford Health System.
Laboratory an Radiology (x-ray) services are available 24 hours a day, with staff serving both the hospital and attached medical clinic. Radiologists and Pathologists provide expert diagnostic services.
A variety of surgical procedures are performed in the new surgical suites at Murray County Medical Center. The facilities are equipped to accommodate major and minor surgery, including orthopedic surgery. Most chemotherapy treatments are available locally.
Murray County Medical Center offers Psychology/Behavioral Health Services through Western Mental Health on Mondays and Tuesdays. The services are provided by qualified Mental Health Professionals. Their mission at Western Mental Health is... "To promote and advance mental health, to treat persons with mental health or related needs, and to provide collaborative and educational services to the community"... Mental Health Service is available for Adult, Family and Children. Western Mental Health Services also provide services to residents in Lyon, Redwood, Lincoln and Yellow Medicine Counties. Persons wishing to be seen at the Murray County Hospital should call 1-800-658-2429 for an appointment. Click the link for more information about Western Mental Health.
Murray County Medical Center also features Physical, Occupational and Language/Speech Therapy provided through Shetek Therapy Services. Therapy Services are available to assist patients who are recuperating from surgery or accidents with services provided on the hospital campus as well as off-site facilities throughout the area. Shetek Therapy Services is located in the Murray County Professional Building, downtown Slayton, MN.
Murray County Medical Center's Respiratory Therapy Department is staffed by Registered Respiratory Therapists working together closely with the Medical Staff to provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of respiratory illness of chronic disease.
Shetek Home Care provides in-home care to provide help to those needing assistance with medications, bathing and general care. Available throughout a four county area, professional nurses and nursing assistants work closely with each individual's Primary Care Physician to assure the highest level of care is provided.
Sunrise Terrace, Congregate Care Senior Housing, is attached directly to the hospital. Twenty apartments offer comfortable, affordable living.
Murray County Medical Center and it's clinics are owned and operated by Murray County. The money to run them comes from payments for health care services, not from county property taxes. These payments come from patients, or their insurance companies, HMOs, and public programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, MinnesotaCare and General Assistance Care.
Murray County is also happy to host private practices, such as Dr. George Brockway as a dentist whose practice is located in Fulda. Dr. K. P. Winter is an optician whose practice is located in Slayton. Muldoon Chiropractic and Slayton Chiropractic both operate in the city of Slayton.