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Redwood Area Hospital Foundation’s 8th Annual Dinner Theatre

Dinner Theatre

The Redwood Area Hospital Foundation is hosting their 8th annual Dinner Theatre event for the opening night of Redwood Area Theater’s production of the hit musical, “The Music Man.” The fundraiser, held on July 17th at the Redwood Area Community Center, will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a gourmet meal […]

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

cancer

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Find Relief from Chronic Back Pain

back-pain

Epidural Steroid Injections If you should have chronic back pain, you know it can become very debilitating. It can keep you from working, getting restful sleep, pursuing leisure activities and enjoying life. When physical therapy and other pain relief methods are no longer effective, an epidural steroid injection may be an option. “The spine is […]

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts occur when the usually clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy. This natural lens lies behind your iris and pupil and focuses light onto your retina at the back of your eye. When a cataract appears, your vision can become muddied and distorted, and the glare from lights can often be enhanced. This is […]