Community Involvement

Glacial Ridge Health System has had the honor and privilege to support many community projects and organizations. We leverage our large employee base to conduct significant fundraising campaigns that further our commitment to making a difference in the region. Recipients include the United Way of Pope & Douglas Counties, the Radiothon to End Child Abuse, supporting the Pope County HELP council, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Pope County.

We are also able to make a substantial impact in our community thanks to our dedicated employees who volunteer throughout the year with diverse organizations and activities that improve the quality of life for the greater Pope County residents.

Employee Involvement

  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Alexandria Figure Skating Club
  • American Cancer Society – Relay For Life
  • American Heart Association – Go Red for Women
  • American Red Cross – Blood Drive
  • Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
  • Glacial Ridge Ambulance – Brooten, Glenwood and Starbuck; Toy Drive
  • Glacial Ridge Hospice
  • Glacial Ridge Hospice Motorcycle Ride – Riding for a Cause
  • Glacial Ridge Hospital Auxiliary
  • Glacial Ridge Hospital Foundation
  • Glenwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenwood Fire Department
  • Glenwood Lutheran Church
  • Glenwood United Parish
  • International Health Service (IHS)
  • Let’s Go Fishing
  • Lowry First Responders
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Minnewaska Prom Committee
  • Minnewaska Showstoppers
  • National Drug Take Back Initiative
  • Pope County Adult Protection Team
  • Pope County Child Protection Team
  • Pope County Community Expo
  • Pope County Family Initiative
  • Pope County Thrive Initiative
  • Pope County Historical Society
  • Glacial Ridge Hospice
  • Glacial Ridge Hospice Motorcycle Ride
  • PCHS Collections
  • Random Acts of Genealogic Kindness (RAOGK) for Pope County
  • Ron Erno Memorial Lake Minnewaska Warm Up
  • Rotary
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Scrub Run
  • United Foundation For Disabled Archers (U.F.F.D.A.)
  • United Way of Pope & Douglas Counties
  • Villard First Responders
  • Waterama
  • Youth Sports – Coaches

Organization and Initiative Support

  • American Cancer Society – Relay for Life – Corporate Sponsor
  • American Legion Post #187
  • America’s Best Value Inn
  • American Red Cross – Blood Drive
  • BBE Post Prom
  • Belgrade Lions Club
  • Class Act Thrift Shop (C.A.T.S.)
  • Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
  • Glacial Ridge Ambulance – Toy Drive
  • Glacial Ridge Hospice Motorcycle Ride – Riding for a Cause
  • Glenwood & Beyond
  • Glenwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenwood Fire Department
  • Grandstay Hotel
  • Let’s Go Fishing
  • Minnewaska Area Jaycees
  • Minnewaska Lake Association
  • Minnewaska Lakers Foundation
  • Minnewaska Music Booster
  • Minnewaska Post Prom
  • Minnewaska Showstoppers
  • Minnewaska Youth Soccer Club
  • National Drug Take Back Initiative
  • Oak Tree Inn
  • Pope County Agricultural Society
  • Pope County Community Expo
  • Pope County Early Childhood Thrive Initiative
  • Pope County Fair
  • Ron Erno Memorial Lake Minnewaska Warm Up
  • Starbuck Chamber of Commerce
  • Starbuck Heritage Days
  • Team Hannah’s Heroes
  • Waterama
  • We Honor Veterans Partner- Department of Veterans Affairs

Community Links

Glacial Ridge Health System supports our communities and provide care for residents and visitors throughout our county and portions of neighboring counties including the towns of Alexandria, Morris, Benson, Osakis, Sauk Centre, and Belgrade. We are a state-of-the-art health care facility located one hour from St. Cloud, and halfway between Fargo, ND and the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.