“After practicing at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, MN for 10 years I decided it was time to return to my Mitchell County community. I’m now in my 10th year here at MCRHC. It has been my goal to serve in rural health in the family practice setting and emergency room. I’m fortunate to work and live in the community that has helped mold me into the person I am today.”

Certifications & Education

Medical Degree

  • Winona State University

Master’s of Science in Nursing

  • Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences


  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

Colleen Byrnes, ARNP

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