North Memorial Health received the 2018 Community Benefit Award for North Market from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) at a ceremony on Friday, June 1, 2018. This project is an innovative partnership between Pillsbury United Communities and North Memorial Health. Located in North Minneapolis, North Market is a grocery store and wellness center that seeks to meet the nutritional and health needs of the surrounding community.
North Market opened in December 2017. The grocery store offers affordable and healthy food. The Wellness Resource Center, which is operated by North Memorial Health, offers free non-medical services, focused on educating patients about their health and connecting patients with additional community resources. Wellness coordinators, nutritionists, community health workers and pharmacy liaisons are located on site to provide information and referrals including health assessments, nutrition guidance, insurance and scheduling assistance, and medication management.
Jeff Wicklander, North Memorial Health Hospital president, said of North Market, “North Memorial Health is on a mission to improve healthcare, to empower people to take control of their health and to partner with the community. We believe that the North Memorial Health Wellness Resource Center is an effective and unique way to do that. When consecutive tri-annual community health assessments in 2013 and 2016 identified food insecurity as major health concern in our community, we actively sought opportunities to address it. Partnering with Pillsbury United Communities was essential to developing the community-led and community-designed solution that became North Market.”
In addition to the MHA award, North Market was recently recognized as a “Top Project” for 2017 by Finance & Commerce. A panel of judges evaluated projects on several criteria including “the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.”
North Market is located at 4414 Humboldt Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN.
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