Mahnomen Health Center’s first hospital was located on main street and was privately owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Benedict.
The Mahnomen Health Center was constructed in 1958 and opened for business on January 14, 1959. The Nursing Home addition was added in 1970. Mahnomen Heath Center is jointly owned by Mahnomen County (78%) and the City of Mahnomen (22%). Since 1999, Mahomen Health Center has been managed by MeritCare Health Systems, Fargo, ND. The hospital is licensed for 18 beds and the Nursing Home licensed is with 48 beds.