Hospital Board

Members of the 2022 Northfield Hospital Board


Last Thursday of each month

Northfield Hospital
2000 North Ave
Northfield, MN 55057

Board minutes

Board meeting minutes for a given month are available after they have been approved at the following month’s meeting. You may download minutes (PDF format) once they have been posted.

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NameTitleTerm expiration
Sarah CarlsenVice-ChairDecember 31, 2024
Richard EstensonMemberDecember 31, 2022
Michael HemesathMemberDecember 31, 2023
CC LinstrothMemberDecember 31, 2022
Charlie MandileMemberDecember 31, 2022
Robert MorrisonMemberDecember 31, 2023
Rhonda PownellMember - CouncilDecember 31, 2024
Jami ReisterMember - CouncilDecember 31, 2024
Fred RogersChairDecember 31, 2023


The City of Northfield Hospital Board oversees the administration, operation and maintenance of all hospitals, convalescent homes, nursing homes or other medical facilities, nor or hereafter owned and operated by the City of Northfield. The board may make such rules, regulations and by-laws concerning the same entities as it may deem for the best interests of such facilities.

The board consists of seven, eight or nine members as determined by City Council. Each member serves a three-year term. The maximum number of consecutive terms is three. Members are eligible for reappointment after one year off the board. Members do not receive monetary compensation.

Special meetings are occasionally called.

For transaction of business at any meeting, a majority of members constitute a quorum. It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.

  1. 2020 accomplishments
  2. 2019 accomplishments

2020 accomplishments


The medical center has spent much of 2020 adapting and responding to the Coronavirus.

Attempting to be a credible source of information for our community, modifying our hospital and clinics to accommodate both COVID patients and non-COVID patients, and working cooperatively with public health and other healthcare providers around the state and the nation to respond to a worldwide pandemic.

Additionally, we have developed new options for providing care for people at a distance, such as video visits and new ways of monitoring the health of our patients.

The fight against COVID-19 is the dominant feature of 2020 for Northfield Hospital + Clinics and unfortunately will continue into the new year.

Clinic expansion

The clinic in Northfield was simply out of room. The clinic expansion project designed in 2019 was completed in 2020 and is now operational, and we are now seeing patients in this new space.

Birth Center

A major expansion to our Birth Center was underway in 2020. This substantial addition to the hospital was done concurrently with the clinic addition.

New space for moms, babies and families offers new options and comforts for the birth experience.

Wound healing

A wound healing program has been evaluated and approved in 2020 with construction to be complete in 2021. This program will be housed in the lower level of the Birth Center addition. We are expecting to see our first patients early in the second quarter. Patients with difficult to heal wounds will have local access to comprehensive wound care programming, including hyperbaric oxygen chambers.

Membership requirements

The mayor recommends applications to the City Council based on their interest in maintaining good medical and health services and facilities in the Northfield area, along with willingness to serve and background.


  1. You can apply to more than one board, commission or task force.

    Apply for a board, commission, or task force

    Applications are also available at:

    City Hall
    801 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057