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 […]

Rise in influenza prompts Redwood Area Hospital to restrict visitors

Redwood Area Hospital is temporarily restricting patient visitors due to a rise in influenza infections throughout the area, effective December 19, 2014. The visitor restrictions are part of a multi-step approach to protect patients and prevent the spread of influenza at Redwood Area Hospital, as well as the community. Temporary initiatives include: Visitors are limited to […]

Free Diabetes Screenings

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Redwood Area Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center is joining in the fight to stop diabetes in November as a part of American Diabetes Month®. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050, and an additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for developing type 2 […]

Hospital offering Adult Grief Support Group

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The Redwood Area Hospital will be holding an Adult Grief Support Group on Mondays, October 6 – November 10 from 4:30 – 6:30 in the hospital’s Caring Connections room. The adult grief support group can offer support, friendship, information and an opportunity to talk or listen with others who are grieving. The group explores topics […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]