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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 […]

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 […]