About Us

MRHC was formed in 1995, in the year after the Minnesota State Legislature enacted the Minnesota Health Care Cooperative Act (Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative Stat. 62R et. seq. - "62R") to facilitate "the goals of containing healthcare costs, improving the quality of healthcare, and increasing the access of Minnesota citizens to healthcare services.

Representatives Collin C. Peterson and Timothy Walz stated "The MRHC has improved the level of healthcare significantly for rural Minnesota. THe MRHC also seeks to improve the quality of care and the level of access by providing services that monitor and improve the quality in patient care, centralizing credentialing services that increase efficiency for both health plans and health care providers, and offering group purchasing opportunities and projects that save its members scarce financial resources."