Physician Opportunities

An Award-Winning Workplace

FirstLight Health System is highly regarded, and often awarded, for the level of care provided to its patients, and the innovation, efficiencies, and safety efforts that makes that care a reality.

Recent accolades include the Star Tribune’s Top 150 Workplace, the Minnesota Hospital Association’s Partnership for Patients program, and the March of Dimes for non-elective births before 39 weeks.

In rural eastern Minnesota, about an hour north of the Twin Cities, we’re proud to offer nothing short of outstanding primary, specialty and emergency care.

Our unwavering commitment to the health of the communities we serve is supported by strong medical leadership and experienced, competent administrative staff. We embrace opportunities for growth us that enable us to further enhance our services and care for our patients.

Current Physician Opportunities

FirstLight Health System currently has  three physician opportunities available:

Competitive Compensation

FirstLight Health System offers a competitive compensation package:

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Call 1:8
  • 24-hour ER coverage provided by hospital
  • C-section training available
  • Stipend for residents while completing residency
  • Participation in medical student education

A Proud History and Bright Future

Established in 1945, FirstLight Health System serves the residents of Kanabec, Pine, Aitkin, Isanti, and Mille Lacs counties.

Fisherman's canoe on rocky shore in northern Minnesota lake.
Fisherman’s canoe on rocky shore in northern Minnesota lake.

FirstLight Health System is located in Mora, Minnesota, in beautiful Kanabec County. Residents enjoy a wealth of leisure, recreational and educational opportunities.

FirstLight has undergone several expansions over the years. The most recent project, completed in 2007, created a new high-tech surgery suite totaling 18,000 square feet which includes four state-of-the art-operating rooms, 15 pre/post operative rooms, four recovery rooms, two pediatric post-operative rooms and two procedure rooms.

A recently announced expansion project will enable the hospital and clinic in Mora to accommodate continued growth in surrounding communities

Another expansion slated to begin in Spring 2017 will enable the hospital and clinic to provide additional patient services, ensure first-rate security, upgrade technology for the most advanced patient care, and continue to exceed statewide quality goals.  Among the highlights are over 20 new inpatient and birthing rooms, improved space for diagnostic imaging, laboratory and infusion services, and onsite retail pharmacy and eye clinic, and renovated public spaces.

Comprehensive Medical Services

FirstLight Health System has a long-standing record for successfully serving family medical needs from birth to elder care. It is the hospital for which many Kanabec, Pine, Aitkin, Isanti and Mille Lacs Lake county residents depend on for their acute care needs.

One of the nearly 150 babies delivered at FirstLight in 2016.

FirstLight Health System provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services necessary to diagnose and treat many acute care needs. Services include:

  • Emergency Care, 24 hour a day/7 days a week
  • Urgency Services
  • Community Clinics and Walk-in Clinics
  • Community Pharmacy (located in Pine City)
  • Birthing Center
  • A nationally accredited Diabetes Education Management program
  • Imaging
    • Digital Mammography, CT, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, MRI, PET Scans, and Bone Density (DXA) Scans
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Nutritional Services
  • Outpatient Chemotherapy
  • Outpatient Infusion and Injection Services
  • Rehabilitation
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Services, Hand Therapy,  Pediatric Therapies (PT,OT and Speech), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-language Pathology, Respiratory Services, and Tobacco Cessation services
  • Sleep Center
  • Social Services
    • Palliative, Hospice, Care Team, Chronic Care Management and Call Back Program
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Services
    • General, Colorectal, ENT, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Podiatry, and Urology

A Dedicated Medical Staff

FirstLight Health System is proud of its highly trained and dedicated medical staff. Family medicine physicians, emergency physicians, and over 100 specialists, therapists and consulting physicians make up our exceptional medical team.

Visit our physician directory to get to know our providers.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about FirstLight and the career opportunities available, please contact us.

Pete Donner, MD, Site Medical Officer

Sandy Zutz-Wiczek, Chief Operating Officer

Robert Woods, Anesthesia Manager