The first hospital in Grantsburg opened on November 19, 1930 - one year after the organization was founded. The cost was $25,700. Forty-seven residents purchased initial shares in the corporation. Two physicians and one surgeon were on the medical staff.


Stockholders launched Grantsburg Hospital Inc., a new not-for-profit hospital. Instead of remodeling the old Community Hospital structure, they turned towards building a new 31-bed facility on St. George Avenue. Citizens throughout the surrounding area in Wisconsin and Minnesota banded together to raise a full quarter of the total construction cost.


The new healthcare facility on St. George Avenue in Grantsburg, WI opened. 


A 53-bed extended care facility was added to meet the growing needs of the aging population. 


An expanded emergency room, exam rooms, ambulance garage, and supply area were added.


The hospital had evolved from an inpatient care facility to a modern healthcare provider of inpatient and outpatient services. Reflecting the hospital's growth, the hospital became known as Burnett Medical Center (BMC).


BMC underwent a complete internal makeover. Many departments were moved and redesigned to provide more efficient work areas. A 10,000 square foot wing was added to the east end of the hospital to accommodate a new operating room and procedure room, a larger recovery area, an expanded Radiology Department with a CT scan room, a storeroom to house needed supplies, and a loading dock. Existing spaces within the hospital and extended care facility were redecorated to make them more appealing and inviting to patients, residents, and visitors. The building renovation was completed in late 1997. 


The extended care facility was successively renamed the Continuing Care Center.


In November, BMC purchased the local family practice clinic from Allina, and the Burnett Medical Center Clinic was born. 


The first phase of a building expansion project started. This included a new main entrance, parking and driveway off highway 70, an Emergency Department, combined family practice and specialty clinic, centralized registration, Health Information Department, and a portion of the Rehabilitation Department


Phase two began in May and included renovations for a new business office and hospital pharmacy, expanded hospital lab and Rehabilitation Department, a new chapel room, additional office and conference space, and a new dining room. 

Administrative offices (human resources, accounting, administrative assistant services, and marketing), life enrichment, and social services offices, were also renovated as part of phase three, completed in November 2008.


On March 1st, BMC revised the Continuing Care Center license from 53 beds to 50 beds (23 double occupancy semi-private rooms and 4 private rooms).


BMC begins a Quest for Excellence journey by partnering with Capstone Leadership Solutions.

Completed a Rebranding initiative.