State Veterans Homes


The mission of the Veterans Homes Board is to oversee and guarantee high-quality health care for veterans and dependents in its care. This commitment is demonstrated by:

Targeting services to veterans with special needs. 
Supporting research and education in geriatrics and long-term care. 
Providing a therapeutic environment that encourages resident independence, respects individuality and promotes self-worth and well being. 
Continuous evaluation of care and services to be responsive to changing needs. 
Managing the Veterans Homes with honesty, integrity, and cost effectiveness. 
Recognizing employees for their contributions. 
Working cooperatively with the medical communities. 

Facility Locations 
The Minnesota Veterans Homes are located throughout the State of Minnesota. 
Facilities are located in:

Fergus Falls 
Silver Bay 
Admissions Criteria

Honorably Discharged Veterans 
181 Consecutive Days on Active Duty 
Minnesota Resident (or had service credited to Minnesota) 
Spouses of eligible Veterans over 55 years of age and reside in the state 
All Applicants must demonstrate medical need 

For more details on admissions, contact: 
  Toll Free 
  Fergus Falls    (218) 736-0400 
  1-877-VET HMFF 
  Hastings   (651) 438-8504 
 1-877-VET 3803 
  Luverne   (507) 283-1100  1-877-LUV VETS 
  Minneapolis  (612) 721-0600  1-877-VET MPLS 
  Silver Bay  (218) 226-6300  1-877-SBY VETS 
  Board Office   (651) 296-2073  1-877-MVBOARD 
  MN Relay Service 
  (651) 297-5353  1-800-627-3529 
The Minnesota Veterans Homes do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

Do you still have a question?  For more information, please contact:

 Type of Question:  E-mail Contact: 
 Minnesota Veterans Homes (MVH) Operations   Executive Director 
Employment Opportunities 
Employee Relations  Nancy Dahl 
Human Resources Director 
 Resident Quality of Care
Long Term Care Standards and Regulations   Katherine Hokanson 
Quality Assurance Director 
 Internal Audits  Jerry Jarosch 
Internal Auditor 
 MVH Policies and Rules 
Medical Ethics - Vulnerable Adult Issues 
Resident Maintenance Charges 
Contracts - Legal Issues  Diane Madsen 
Agency Attorney 
 Legislative Affairs 
Public Relations 
Press Releases  Sandra Larson 
Public Affairs Director 
 MVH Board of Directors Affairs 
Meeting Locations and Dates   Vi Nicholas 
Administrative Assistant  
 Internal Budget  Douglas Rickabaugh 
Financial Management Director 
 Veterans Benefits 
MVH Admissions 
Safety - Construction  Ev Wright 
Veterans Benefits Coordinator 
 Computer and Network Operations Larry Ziebarth 
Management Information Systems