Who we are


Fairview Health Services is an award-winning, nonprofit health care system which works to prevent illness and injury while also caring for the most complex medical conditions. More than 20,000 employees and over 3,000 credentialed physicians dedicate skills and expertise to providing exceptional clinical care to our patients and their families. We are committed to delivering higher quality, better experience and lower cost.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system committed to nation-leading research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care professionals. We serve patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond. 

In addition to our employed physicians, we work closely with the academic physicians at University of Minnesota Physicians and with Fairview Physician Associates, a network of independent physicians.

Fairview at a glance (2015 data)

  • 6.6 million outpatient encounters
  • 1.55 million clinic visits
  • 67,682 inpatient admissions
  • 78,157 surgeries
  • 9,060 births
  • 190,160 emergency department registrations
  • 9,224 behavioral inpatient admissions
  • 290 blood and marrow transplants
  • 415 organ transplants
On the leading edge of medicine
Academic medicine provides access to new knowledge that greatly improves the quality of health care and patients' lives by:
  • Fostering medical discoveries
  • Educating each new generations of physicians
  • Bringing breakthrough therapies to patients with critical, complex illnesses

Since 1997 academic medicine has been embodied in Minnesota by the partnership between the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services.

University of Minnesota Academic Health Center consists of six schools and colleges that educate and train the next generation of researchers, physicians and other health care professionals.

University of Minnesota Physicians is a group practice with more than 800 physicians and 1,600 health care professionals and staff, including members of the Medical School's faculty.

Fairview is a large, nonprofit health care system which owns and operates the University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, as well as many community-based hospitals and clinics.

Using our resources wisely—for today and tomorrow
Fairview began providing health care in 1906 and we want to ensure we have the resources to continue to provide exceptional health care to our communities far into the future.

As a nonprofit health care system, we’re committed to effective and efficient operation, as well as accurate and transparent financial reporting.

Here is our most recent financial information:
Fairview's 2015 audited statement  
Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
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