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How do you know if your baby is getting enough milk?

Nursing Baby

Many new mothers, especially nursing moms, have a lot of questions about feeding their baby. One of the biggest worries if often knowing if baby has had enough milk if you can’t measure how much they are drinking. Your baby will let you know when he or she is hungry with feeding cues: Rooting: turning […]

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 […]

Nourishing a Mission – Redwood Area Hospital Foundation

Redwood Area Hospital Foundation logo

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 […]

Taking Care of the Caregiver


For 22 years Sara Triplett cared for the City of Redwood Falls, but it was time for others to care for her.  When the former mayor and city council member learned that her cancer was terminal, family and friends flocked to her side and Triplett entered Redwood Area Hospital Hospice. Hospice provides comfort and support for […]

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 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 […]

New Occupational Therapy Services


Hands-On Therapy with Graston Technique® and Pediatric Occupational Therapy The occupational therapy team atRedwoodAreaHospitalis pleased to offer new treatment options for patients: 1) a new technique for soft tissue dysfunction and 2) expanded services for pediatric patients. “Now there are more ways we can help patients with customized plans of care and convenient services right […]

Ready for the Unexpected, Dr. Kristin Bergstrom

Kristin Bergstrom MD

When Kristin Bergstrom, M.D., and the emergency team are on the floor in Redwood Area Hospital’s Emergency Department, you know you are in good hands. “In a small community emergency room, we see everything that large urban hospital emergency rooms see – from everyday injuries to unexplained illnesses to severe trauma – just less frequently […]

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

alzheimers flash

Alzheimer’s disease is often called a family disease because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. To help patients and their caregivers understand the changes that occur as the disease progresses, Alzheimer’s disease  is broken into early, middle and late stages. The symptoms and progression within these stages vary from […]