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Don’t Wait Until the End. Start the Conversation Early

Kristen Anderson RN Hospice

If celebrating life, creating memories and enjoying the company of family and friends sounds somewhat contradictory to what you imagine for hospice patients, it’s really not. This is the basis for hospice care and what inspires Redwood Area Hospital physicians, volunteers and nurses like Kristen Anderson, RN, CHPN, hospice care coordinator. “There’s a misconception that […]

Celebrate life with community cancer survivors

A cancer diagnosis is life-altering but not always life-ending. Thanks to advances in prevention, early detection, treatment and follow-up care, more people than ever are surviving cancer. In America alone, there are nearly 14 million survivors – now that is something to celebrate! Redwood Area Hospital invites all community cancer survivors to join in celebrating […]

Bringing Comfort Through Quilting


A needle and thread are Ellie Balko’s tools  for comfort and healing as she diligently works on projects for Redwood Area Hospital’s Quilts of Caring program. Some days she sews quilt tops, and some days she hand stitches the quilts together, but each day her projects are done with the same goal: comfort. “Feeling cold […]

What’s Going On in Your Colon?

Dr Charles Ulrich

The colon: Five highly productive feet of the human digestive system that people would rather not talk about. When functioning at its best, the colon can process nearly three pints of liquids each day into a normal amount of solids, passed anywhere from three times per day to three times per week. If you don’t […]

Redwood Area Hospital supports 100% smoke free daycare and foster care facilities in Minnesota

Redwood Area Hospital staff and community stake holders recently created the following video in support of a county policy making all daycare and foster care facilities 100% smoke free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Redwood County passed the ordinance unanimously on September 4, 2012, making it the first county in the state […]

Celebrate life with community cancer survivors

Cancer Picnic invitation

 Redwood Area Hospital invites all community cancer survivors to join in celebrating life at the 19th annual Cancer Survivors picnic. The event will be held on Monday, June 4th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hospital Education Room.  The picnic is a chance for cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare professionals to […]

Providing Convenient Outpatient Care to Patients Locally

For patients used to traveling to Willmar or the Twin Cities for their infusion therapy or chemotherapy, there is a convenient outpatient option in Redwood Falls. The Infusion Therapy Suite at Redwood Area Hospital provides more patients than ever with close-to-home, individualized infusion treatments. “Cancer patients requiring chemotherapy have been receiving infusion treatments at out […]