The Mission
90 percent of Knute Nelson employees understand how their daily work contributes to the mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve!

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expand Community Engagement

Knute Nelson supports many community events such as; Relay for Life, the Academies of Alexandria, Jingle Bells, United Way Chili Cook-Off, Food Drives, Golf Tournament, and is a member of the chamber of commerce.

expand Stewardship

Knute Nelson holds an annual employee giving campaign to further our mission of enriching the lives of everyone we serve. Our employees generously gave $17,625.98 in 2015.

expand Our employees are our greatest asset!

  • With four campuses in Alexandria and a service reach of 29 counties, Knute Nelson employees have opportunities for advancement and career growth.
  • At Knute Nelson, one of our core values is employee well-being. This states that we believe our employees are our greatest asset. Therefore, we created a course to help grow and strengthen a group of leaders within our continuum. Knute Nelson's Leadership Academy was designed to help build better leaders in our community by strengthening their leadership skills and preparing them for future opportunities.

Recognition and appreciation happen not just at our events and celebrations, but throughout every day!

Here are some of the many ways we value each of our employees:

  • Anniversary parties celebrating years of service
  • High five awards for good deeds and exceptional teamwork
  • Thank you cards
  • Tree of Excellence award ceremonies for our employees of the month
  • Appreciation lunches with the executive team
  • Employee Engagement - committee, roundtables, rounding

expand Employee Benefits

We support career, social, financial, and physical well-being in many ways, such as:

  • Scholarships for continuing education
    • $26,739.61 was dispersed in scholarships for Spring of 2015.
  • State of the art fitness centers including partnership with the YMCA
  • Highly competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous Paid Leave Time (PLT)
  • Employee celebrations and events
  • Ministry Care team
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extensive discount listing for local businesses

expand Recognized Healthcare Leader

  • Progressive and Innovative
  • Knute Nelson has roughly 525 employees organization wide!
  • In 2014, Knute Nelson served over 4,397 older adults in Alexandria and the surrounding communities. This number has grown from 2,159 in 2011.
  • Technology

expand Our Culture

  • Spiritual care programming is part of our mission work at Knute Nelson and encompasses all facets of our organization. Our approach to spiritual care is interdisciplinary and provided to all employees.
  • 225 generous volunteers serve our residents and patients throughout our three campuses and Knute Nelson Hospice.
  • Warm and inviting