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Sleepy Eye Medical Center is an independent hospital and clinic owned and operated by the City of Sleepy Eye.

The Medical Center is governed by a 7 member Board of Directors, appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council.

The SEMC Hospital is a licensed Critical Access Hospital with 16 available in-patient beds. The SEMC Clinic is a Medicare-certified Rural Health Clinic with 15 exam rooms. The Sleepy Eye Medical Center also operates a clinic in Morgan and Comfrey, Minnesota.

SEMC has over 100 full and part-time employees.

The SEMC medical staff consists of six physicians:, five OB/family practice physicians, one general surgeon and a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition, five specialty physicians see patients in our clinic and/or perform surgical procedures at SEMC: two Podiatrists, an internist with a specialty in cardiology, an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Urologist.

57% of patients are Medicare; 5% are Medicaid, 2% are self-pay and the remaining 36% are commercial insurance.

On an average day, there are about 3-5 in-patients in the hospital. Within a 24-hour period, the number of patients can be nearly 15 or as low as 1 or 2. All of these days have to be staffed.

The average length of stay for patients is less than 3 days.





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The original 28-bed Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital got its start in March of 1941 when the City Council passed a resolution for a $75,000 bond issue for its construction. The hospital opened in 1942. An addition to the hospital was built in 1961, and in 1991 the ambulance entrance was renovated and the first floor was redecorated.

On January 1, 2002, the hospital purchased the Sleepy Eye Medical Clinic from the physicians and the Sleepy Eye Medical Center was created. In 2004 an addition to the hospital was built which houses a new clinic, laboratory, radiology department, business office, and health information management department. A new physical therapy and cardiac rehab department was built in the lower level of the addition in 2007.

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Free Blood Pressure Clinics are provided by SEMC at the Schutz Family Foods store the third Tuesday morning of each month.

SEMC helps organize the local Health Day, providing lab staff to draw blood and displaying health related information. We also participate in other Health Fairs as opportunities arise.

SEMC helps with the local Bike Safety Rodeo in Sleepy Eye and Morgan, and provides free bike helmets to all 1st graders.

SEMC is dedicated to fostering healthcare careers and provides opportunities for student job shadowing, and scholarships for future healthcare workers.

SEMC belongs to the Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce.