Johnson Memorial Health Services Searching for a family practice physician

Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) is seeking an innovative, passionate, and caring physician to round out our awesome medical staff team! Could that be you?

Do you want to practice medicine in an environment that promotes the following:

  • Both teamwork and provider autonomy?
  • Innovation?
  • Patient-centered care?
  • The opportunity to take a medical leadership role that shapes the strategic direction of JMHS?
  • The time, resources, and administrative support needed to truly make a difference in your patient’s lives?
  • A work-life balance that places an emphasis on both your professional career and the importance of personal/family time?

If these attributes are important to you, JMHS just may be the place for you!

Our Mission

To Deliver Excellence in Health Care to our Local Community and Beyond.

Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) is a progressive, modern medical facility that offers a wide variety of outreach and specialized services. We are comprised of a Critical Access Hospital, 2 Rural Health Clinics, a 14-bed Assisted Living, and a 56-bed Care Center.

We are a Trauma IV Designated Hospital and our Care Center has a 5-Star Rating. In addition we have a successful Baratric Clinic practice. In 2018 alone, our bariatric patients have lost a total of 2,120 pounds!

Through both fiscal responsibility and receiving more than $2.5 million in grants over the last 10 years, JMHS has been able to continue to pursue innovative solutions in areas of technology, healthcare, population health, and community wellness.

JMHS has been awarded and recognized at both the state and national levels for exceptional quality of care and an environment of collegiality. We also have a history of working collaboratively with our neighbors both within our community, as well as with our neighboring communities, in order to meet the needs of our community members of all ages.

Our Vision

We Inspire Change and Make a Healthy Difference in People’s Lives.

In 2016 we began a $25.6 million capital building and renovation project. The new 58,206 square foot Care Center was completed in June of 2018. The new space features 56-private rooms with an attached handicapped accessible bathroom with shower. The updated homey environment inspired us to become an Eden Certified facility (the only one in Minnesota). The space also includes a Day Care for infants and toddlers.

The Surgery Suite was completed in January 2019. The 5,133 square feet secured space provides an efficient and convenient area for staff, physicians and patients. It features five dedicated pre and post-op rooms, a procedure room, and an operating room.

The new space has allowed us to increase our scope of services to include: total knee and hip replacements, pacemaker & defibrillator insertions, foot & ankle, ENT, general, urology, ophthalmology, and OB/GYN surgical procedures.

The new clinic/hospital entrance will be finalized in the fall of 2019. Other renovations include connecting the entire campus with above ground links, dedicated outreach clinic space, telemedicine room, relocating and updating the oncology suite, expanding the laboratory, updating hospital patient rooms, and a new parking lot and helipad.

These physical upgrades provide state-of-the-art spaces for our patients to recieve care, and our staff and medical providers to give quality care.

Keeping care local is essential for the well-being of our patients and their families, and helps fulfill our mission of Delivering Excellence in Health Care to our Local Community and Beyond.

Care Center Beauty Shop
Procedure Room

Meet Our Providers

Where We're Located

The City of Dawson is a progressive community located on the prairies of west central Minnesota, maintaining a quality of life surpassed by none. The city excels with excellent school and health care systems, promotion of new industry and the support of existing businesses.

This community is blessed with many active and caring people which have supported the parks, golf course, and the new aquatic center providing recreation to both young and old alike. The Dawson/Boyd Arts Center satisfies our appetite for the arts and theater.

The Lac qui Parle River flows through the community providing an environment that promotes nature and a sense of peace and calm. Dawson’s walking trail is located adjacent to the river encompassed by trees, flowers, and native vegetation providing a sanctuary for everything and everyone.

Beautifully renovated homes, well kept lawns and gardens are a common sight in Dawson. From the renovation of older homes, the building of new homes, apartments and townhouses, Dawson offers a variety of fine living.

Dawson has strong community leaders with citizens that are committed to seeing our community grow. Groups like Farmers for Dawson, Dawson Development, and an active Chamber work together to ensure the city’s future continues to look bright. In the last census, Dawson was the smallest rural community in the area to have a population increase. With an elderly population well above the state average, this represents growth with people moving back, or to, our beautiful city. Dawson truly is a great place to live, work and play!

Dawson-Boyd Public School District

The Home of the Blackjacks

The Dawson-Boyd School District is located in the middle of Dawson. It is a public school that serves 534 students in grades PreK-12. They average 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 15:1

The school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in Minnesota. Students here perform above average on state tests, have above average college readiness measures, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement. The Dawson-Boyd School District has an above average high school graduation rate with 94% graduating, compared to the State average of just 83%.

Preschool: Headstart and Early Childhood Family Education Programs(ECFE)

Elementary Special Programs: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Computer Education

Secondary School: Electives in Art, Math, Science, Computer Science, English, and Vocational Subjects.

Extra-curricular activities in Sports, Music (band, orchestra, and chorus), Declam, Drama, Student Publications and Photography, Robotics, Knowledge Bowl.

A new $22.6 million bond for a school building and renovation project was approved in 2019 by the community on the first vote!

One of four schools in Minnesota with a full Orchestra Program.

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association

The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents a variety of quality arts events each season and provides opportunities for local musicians to perform and local artists to exhibit. Additionally, they arrange for professional performances, master classes and workshops for students.

From jazz artists, to poets, theater productions, comedians, folk music, and even the ballet, the DBAA brings big city performances at a fraction of the cost.


Dawson provides a variety of housing options. From apartments to two bed-room town homes, we offer numerous options for those looking to rent. For those looking to purchase a home, there are new and old homes available.

Riverview Estates, the newest housing development in Dawson, still has a few lots/homes available for purchase.

Recreational Activities

Community recreational activities include indoor/outdoor pools, racquetball, tennis courts, pickleball, fitness center, golf course, disk golf, fine arts center, softball fields, and excellent hiking, camping, hunting and fishing locations.

Our outdoor pool is open from June to the end of August.

If you would like to discuss JMHS’ physician leadership position, I’d be happy to review the specifics of the position as well as answer any questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at 320-312-2101, or slee@jmhsmn.org.

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