Redwood Area Hospital re-designated as level 4 trauma hospital

Redwood Area Hospital Telestroke program

Redwood Area Hospital and staff voluntarily participated in the intense designation process to maintain their participation in Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. Redwood Area Hospital met standards of commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training. “We are dedicated […]

Hospital Seeking Hospice Volunteers

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The smallest amount of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Hospice patient and their family. Hospice volunteers come from all walks of life — retirees, homemakers, farmers, veterans, business owners, and many others. The one thing they have in common is a desire to help others during end of […]

Are you a candidate for joint replacement?

Knee Replacement at Redwood Area Hospital

Joint replacement is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed today, with the hip and knee being the most frequently replaced joints. In fact, knee replacements have doubled in the past decade, and not just among the elderly. People ages 45 to 64 were 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized for knee replacement […]

Redwood Area Hospital to Offer Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement at Redwood Area Hospital

Redwood area residents will no longer need to travel several hours away from home to have their knees and hips replaced. Through an expanded partnership with the Orthopaedic & Facture Clinic based in Mankato, total joint replacement surgery will now be offered at Redwood Area Hospital. “This surgical expansion allows our orthopaedic partners to bring […]

Sue Lussenden recognized for Nursing Excellence

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Redwood Area Hospital registered nurse, Sue Lussenden, has been recognized with the hospital’s annual Nursing Excellence Award.  She was selected by the hospital’s nursing management committee in recognition of her outstanding performance in clinical excellence, leadership, patient advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration. “Sue is a strong patient advocate with a positive attitude that radiates to those […]

Recover closer to home

Swing Bed at Redwood Area Hospital

When is Swing Bed the right care for you?  If you are recovering from an acute hospital stay or major surgery, but still need some form of daily skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation service, you may be eligible for “Skilled Swing Bed” care under Medicare or “Transitional Care” under private insurance. “The great benefit of […]

Cancer Treatment without Travel

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When faced with a cancer diagnosis you might assume that your medical care will need to take place far from home in larger medical facilities.  But once a plan is in place, treatments can, in many cases, happen locally at Redwood Area Hospital’s Cancer Care Center. “Chemotherapy is the same, whether it’s administered here or […]

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 […]

Bridging the Gap Between Crisis and Home

Sue Nelson RN Home Care

Recovering after hospitalization and/or surgery can be a challenging transition for patients and their families. Injuries, chronic illness and aging can also make it difficult to live at home safely. “Arriving home with new treatments, such as an I.V., new medications, therapy services, as well as physical and mental limitations, can make home feel not […]