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Maintaining Mental Wellness

Maintaining Mental Wellness

By Dr. Mikol Davis, Psychologist and Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney at Law The challenges of maintaining mental wellness and getting older involve increasing effort with the passing years. It is quite common for us to experience a sense of loss, as our physical body diminishes in strength and function. In addition we experience loss […]

Refresh: Healthy Eating + Healthy Living Class


Area residents can renew and refresh their New Year’s resolutions for healthy eating and healthy living with Redwood Area Hospital’s new class, starting in March. The Refresh: Healthy Eating + Healthy Living program will focus on providing useful tools and tips for achieving a healthy eating and living routine, including weight loss. Dorie Oja, Redwood […]

Redwood Area Hospital launches new patient-centered website

Hospital Website

The community can now expect a more engaging user experience when visiting Redwood Area Hospital’s updated website, Redwood Area Hospital is recognized for great patient experience and wanted to create an online experience that reflects that. The new website displays the hospital’s commitment to using up-to-date technology to provide a high quality healthcare experience […]

Communicating With People Who Have Aphasia

Some “Do’s & Donts” from the National Aphasia Association Aphasia is a communication impairment usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury. It affects both the ability to express oneself through speech, gesture, and writing, and to understand the speech, gesture, and writing of others. Aphasia thus changes the way in […]

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms

Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults. Symptoms include: Frequent urination Increased thirst Increased Hunger Unexplained weight   loss Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes usually occurs after age 30. Symptoms include: Fatigue Blurred Vision Cuts and sores that don’t heal Dry, itchy skin Infections (or the same infection keeps […]

Grief and Bereavement – Children’s Books

Alexander, Sue, Nadia the Willfull, Dragonfly Books, NY, 1983. Buscaglia, Leo, PhD, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Charles B. Slack, Inc., New Jersey, 1982. Campbell, James A., Dr., The Secret Places: The Story of a Child’s Adventure with Grief, Centering Corporation, Omaha, NE, 1992. Carlstrom, Nancy White, Blow Me a Kiss Miss Lilly, Harper […]

Estebo generosity benefits hospital patients and community


Redwood Area Hospital will be installing a patient lift system in a patient room thanks to the generosity of local philanthropist and community leader, Orrin Estebo. In recent years, Estebo has donated more than $30,000 to the Redwood Area Hospital Foundation to be used to provide high quality patient care and experiences for our community. […]

Redwood Area Hospital Recognized for High Patient Experience Scores

High Patient Experience

Redwood Area Hospital ranks No.2 for patient satisfaction among Minnesota’s critical access hospitals, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health. The ranking is based on patient responses to surveys about the quality of their hospital experiences. Only one other critical access hospital in the state received more quality points for the survey […]

Halo SleepSack for Newborn Babies


In partnership with the Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund, each new baby is dressed in a Halo® SleepSack®during their stay and sent home from the hospital with a new SleepSack. The Halo SleepSack is a wearable blanket, replacing loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. Halo Sleep Sacks […]

Time Saves Brain When Treating Stroke

Patient Stroke

Time Saves Brain when Treating Stroke “On March 24, a little after 8 a.m., you sprang into action and I am back after only four days at St. Joseph’s. I have no noticeable effects from a stroke and I owed that to you and the North Memorial team. Thank you and please continue your dedicated […]