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  • Writer's pictureShelly Peterson

Community Memorial Hospital - Independently Owned and Operated Healthcare Delivered Locally

Community Memorial Hospital (CMH), a regional hospital, opened in Cloquet in 1958 and was constructed upon land donated by Northwest Paper Company (which today is Sappi). CMH is independently owned and operated with over 500 employees across its campus facilities: the Hospital, the Raiter Family Clinic, and Sunnyside Health Care Center. CMH stands out in personalized care and offers exceptional patient experience in a state-of-the-art setting. Take a tour via their photo gallery here: or watch a video on their history.

Ninety percent of the care you need can be delivered locally. Community Memorial Hospital offers a full range of medical services, including general and orthopedic surgery, birthing suites, women's health services, an outpatient specialty clinic with visiting specialists, and an extensive educational program for individuals with specific health conditions. Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield funded a grant for CMH on "Cecilia Models," providing hands-on experience with various types of birthing issues during delivery so that staff is well trained. These Cecilia Models will also allow CMH to host trainings.

Recent construction projects have transformed CMH from top to bottom. Highlights include:

  • Modern and comfortable patient rooms. Each light-filled room is equipped with flat-screen TV and WIFI; some rooms have a special lift system attached to the ceiling to make transfers more comfortable, safer, and more efficient.

  • CMH Raiter Family Clinic is a newly-merged primary care facility. The clinic is staffed by experienced physicians delivering expert health services for the whole family. No referrals are required for: Ear, nose, and throat specialists, Orthopedics, the Pain Management Clinic, Advanced Wound Clinic, or Women's Health. A physician's referral is required for: infusion therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pediatric rehabilitation program, sleep clinic, speech therapy, general surgery, and high-tech imaging.

  • The intensive Care Unit has four modern patient rooms, all equipped with the latest technology.

  • Onsite Specialty Clinic includes Women's Health, the Pain Clinic, our general and orthopedic surgeons, and visiting specialists who offer a full range of medical services and the convenience you've asked for.

  • Excellent Urgent Care/Emergency Services. CMH has been designated a Level IV Trauma Center, with a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:3.

  • CMH provides excellent medical care for women at the Birthing Suites. Unlike the regional hospitals that no longer deliver babies, CMH is committed to caring for women through pregnancy and delivery and providing professional lactation consultants and other services for new moms and their babies.

  • High-quality in-house Imaging Services include digital radiography, CTs, MRIs, 3D mammography, ultrasound, cardiac stress testing, monitoring, EKGs, echocardiography, and nuclear medicine. Expert radiologists on staff.

  • Onsite Laboratory performs routine and emergency lab testing 24/7 on modern, automated, state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Unlike any community hospital, CMH provides Anesthesia 24/7.

  • Infusion Therapy allows individuals receiving chemotherapy or other infusion therapies to complete their treatment close to home and work.

Community meeting space. You can rent hospital meeting rooms, and food catering is an option. Learn more here:

CMH has had a volunteer Foundation in place since 1987, whose purpose is to raise funds to purchase essential equipment for the hospital and Sunnyside Health Care Center. Learn more about the CMH Foundation here:

It is nice to have quality community healthcare so close to home. Support local to ensure our Hidden Gem continues to survive and thrive on being here when we need them.

Community Memorial Hospital (218) 879-4641

512 Skyline Boulevard

Cloquet MN 55720

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