Stevens Community Medical Center

Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC), a comprehensive regional healthcare provider located in Morris, strives for excellence in the delivery of inpatient and outpatient care through co-operation with qualified healthcare providers; through the provision of appropriate facilities and technology; and through active promotion of health education among the public. SCMC provides comprehensive healthcare services to more than 15,000 west central Minnesota residents through its clinic and hospital.

In a partnership spanning 15 years, SCMC provides health services to Morris Campus students through an on-campus clinic. SCMC physicians serve as Morris Campus students’ primary care physicians through the University of Minnesota, Morris Health Service. Health Service has nearly 10,000 student contacts annually with extremely high levels of student satisfaction.

Contributions to Morris Healthy Eating

As a respected healthcare provider, SCMC brings medical expertise, nutrition expertise, and valuable health-related resources to the Morris Healthy Eating initiative. Stevens Community Medical Center is also one of the largest employers in Stevens County and offers on-site dining for patients, families, and staff.

Community Food Assessment—2009

Dining At Work: Stevens Community Medical Center Cafeteria Survey, August 2009

SCMC staff members are very likely to eat on site. Over 100 SCMC staff members completed a cafeteria survey. Three out of four reported that they eat at least three SCMC cafeteria meals each week. Staff members report high satisfaction with with SCMC’s food offerings and affordability.

Morris Healthy Eating Community Food Assessment Findings


Programs: Provide Education for people of all ages on healthy food choices.

SCMC programs and activities include more education on good food choices.

Programs: Provide visual messages at UMM Health Service & Stevens Community Medical Center on Morris Healthy Eating initiatives; facilitate patient referrals to increase access to high quality nutritious food.

Visual messages on MHE initiatives are being developed for SCMC and UMM Health Service.

Policies: At Stevens Community Medical Center, serve more fruits and vegetables and create a food plan. Adopt campus and community work place healthy eating policies and practices.

A wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are being served each day in the SCMC cafeteria.
A planning group including John Rau, CEO; Roger Speiker, Dietary Manager, Joan Goering, MD, and Sue Dudding, Nutritionist worked with other Morris Healthy Eating leaders to identify the SCMC Morris Healthy Eating work plan.