Choosing Healthcare Close to Home

Char Ellig Rehab Ryan Pope

When Char Ellig heard that Redwood Area Hospital was going to start offering total joint replacement surgery, she wanted to be first in line. “I had my other knee replaced a few years ago so I knew this one was needed, but actually put off surgery for about six weeks in order to have the […]

It’s time to talk: Discussing your healthcare wishes

Joleen Johnson Social Services

Most of us don’t like to think about our health deteriorating, much less talk about it. Do you know what you would like to have happen if you could not care for yourself? Make these decisions easier for your loved ones by talking about them now. If you’re having trouble broaching the subject, consider these […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

Outpatient therapy services EXEMPT from Medicare therapy cap

If you are a Medicare Beneficiary, you may have received a letter from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) services regarding an $1800 annual cap on your therapy services benefits. Please be aware that outpatient therapy services at Redwood Area Hospital are EXEMPT from the therapy cap and your therapy benefits have not changed. […]

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 […]