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About Astera Health

Caring for our patients is at the core of what we do at Astera Health. Not only will we devote ourselves to improving your health but we will be your trusted partner for life.


Astera Health is a private, not-for-profit healthcare corporation committed to providing personalized services that improve the health of the communities we serve. An 11-member volunteer governing board presides over the hospital, which is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a HealthCare Home.

Wadena and the surrounding communities have supported Astera Health in many ways since 1925, and they are the reason for our success and strength in operations.

For nearly a century, we have seen many changes, but there is one thing that has not changed – our commitment to YOU. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your families and your well-being for nearly a century. We can’t wait to see what the years ahead will bring.

Our Vision

Astera Health will be your trusted partner for life.

Exceptional Customer Service

We will provide an excellent, consistent experience by delivering high quality, seamless care that is easily accessible in a family-oriented, patient-centered environment.

Culture of Ownership

We will recruit and retain high quality team members who embody our spirit of ownership. We will provide timely, consistent communication in a manner reflecting our caring, collaborative nature.

Adaptable Financial Stewardship

We will take an innovative, progressive approach to healthcare in a financially responsible manner to ensure the continued viability of our healthcare system.

Active Community Partner

We will work collaboratively with our community partners to achieve our mission.

Our Mission

Astera Health is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Our vision and mission are the core of our organization and the foundation on which the four pillars below are built. We are devoted to providing you with exceptional customer service and care, to raising up knowledgeable and enthusiastic employees, to approach each endeavor while being financially responsible and to work in partnership with the communities and people we serve.

Our Values

Astera Health has adopted core values to assist in fulfilling our mission and vision. We believe that our patients receive a higher quality of care when our employees put these values into action and live them on a day-to-day basis. We strive to live by these values and hold each other accountable every day to ensure we are doing our best to display these values through our actions.


Do the right thing; even when it is hard.


Commitment to your family, community, team, and self.


Care for all with honor and respect.


Embrace learning, transformation, and growth.


Accept help, be thankful, celebrate others.


Find joy and create a meaningful experience.

Our Privilege

Our vision of being your trusted partner for life is more than a job. It’s a smile, a helping hand and a word of encouragement. It’s the door man who greets you when you walk into our building. It’s the registration staff that answers your questions while getting you to your appointment quickly. It’s the nurse who makes vaccination injections not so scary for your little one. It’s the doctor who, even at the end of the day, treats you as though you’re their very first patient. It’s the countless staff members behind the scenes whose work makes your experience with us the very best that it can be.

This vision is a calling that brings people and communities together to do something far greater than just helping people feel better. It allows those we serve to live healthy and productive lives, to do the things they love, and to be with those who mean the most to them.

Caring for you – our customers and patients – isn’t just our purpose, it’s our privilege.

Tuesday, March 26

All clinics, rehab, and ReadyCare will open at 10 am