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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 […]

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 […]

C-Section: Know the Facts

Dr. Danielson

When women dream about their ideal pregnancy and childbirth, major surgery rarely enters the vision. While nearly 32 percent of women in the U.S. welcome their baby by C-section, Redwood Area Hospital’s Birthing Center has a C-section rate of about 25 percent. C-sections are performed by Dr. Alan Olson or Dr. David Danielson, who recently […]

Easing the sneezing

Fall allergies

How to survive the fall pollen season We all enjoy the colors of autumn. The leaves start to change, the weather is cooling down, and the fiery beauty of the fall colors come alive. Fall is also the season of weed allergens.  Pollen released by weeds and the harvest pollens of corn, oat, wheat and […]

Redwood Area Hospital upgrades its CT scanner

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By Troy Krause Editor, Redwood Gazette When the Redwood Area Hospital adds a new piece of equipment, its main focus is to enhance what it can offer to patients in an effort to ensure they’re getting the best care and having the best outcomes which are possible. With that in mind the local hospital added […]

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 […]

Nourishing a Mission – Redwood Area Hospital Foundation

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Redwood Area Hospital strives each day to provide exceptional health care for our community.  That goal can only be accomplished through a collaboration of dedicated people and the right tools to do their jobs. Sometimes a piece of equipment or expanded service may be “off the radar” of the budget cycle, and that’s when Redwood […]

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 […]

Six Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor with www.AgingCare.com Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls every year. Last year alone, more than 1.6 million seniors were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors […]

Redwood Area Hospital Recognized for High Patient Experience Scores

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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 […]