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Hospital offers fall education to support healthy aging

Redwood Area Hospital will resume it’s Healthy Aging education series on September 4th with the goal of enhancing the aging process and reducing stress. “There are many visual aspects of the aging process, such as wrinkles, that we expect as we get older, but there are many internal aspects of our health and well-being that […]

Redwood Area Hospital recognized for efforts to protect patients from influenza

FluSafe Award

Redwood Area Hospital was among 177 hospitals and nursing homes from around the state recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among the facility’s employees during the 2012-13 flu season. Redwood Area Hospital was in the top 25 percent of those recognized. The hospital vaccinated more than 90 […]

Redwood Area Hospital upgrades its CT scanner


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 […]

7th Annual Dinner Theatre to Benefit Patient Safety

Redwood Area Hospital Foundation logo

The Redwood Area Hospital Foundation is hosting their seventh annual Dinner Theatre event for the opening night of Redwood Area Theater’s production of the Broadway hit musical “Into the Woods.” The fundraiser, held on July 18th at the Redwood Area Community Center, will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m, followed by a gourmet […]

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 […]

Fay Stoneberg enjoys her nursing niche

Fay Stoneberg

By Troy Krause, Redwood Falls Gazette Fay Stoneberg works in the Redwood Area Hospital’s OB department, which means she works with expecting moms –helping them as they go through the labor process; “I really enjoy being involved in that gift of life. Every birth is a miracle.” While still in high school growing up in […]

Kris Garman recognized for Nursing Excellence

Kris Garman, RN

Redwood Area Hospital patient care coordinator, Kris Garman, is the recipient of the hospital’s annual Nursing Excellence Award.  She was selected by the hospital’s Nursing Management Committee in recognition of her commitment to excellent patient care and best nursing practices. “Kris is always on alert, looking for the best ways we can care for our […]

Devastating Blue Cross reimbursement change impacts local hospital

Redwood Area Hospital, along with The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) and hospitals statewide, is opposing a payment change plan by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS) scheduled to take effect May 1 that will slash payments to hospitals and have a particularly devastating effect on rural health care. MHA President and CEO Lawrence […]

Redwood Area Hospital Hires new CEO


The Redwood Falls City Council has appointed Bryan Lydick, of Indian River, Michigan, Redwood Area Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer with an anticipated start-date of June 3rd. Lydick is an accomplished senior executive within the healthcare field. He has spent the past 13 years with Mercy Hospital Cadillac and Mercy Hospital Grayling in northern Michigan, most […]

Redwood Area Hospital Hospice presents sixth annual Spring Luncheon


Redwood Area Hospital Hospice will host their sixth annual Hospice Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. At the lunch event, table hosts set and decorate a table according to a theme of their choice. Themes can be inspired by dishes, […]