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northfield_hospital1_MG_7223[1]Northfield Hospital & Clinics provides a wide spectrum of medical services to residents of Rice, Dakota, Scott and Goodhue counties. Combining advanced technology with personalized, patient-centered care, we strive to create a healing environment where patients feel safe, secure and supported. 

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New CFO named

Scott Edin, a healthcare finance professional with more than 30 years of experience, has been named Northfield Hospital & Clinics’ Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Edin comes to Northfield Hospital & Clinics from Amery Regional Medical Center where he has served as Vice President of Finance and General Services since 1985. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in building a new facility, partnering with organizations on multiple new business ventures, and supporting the finance, revenue cycle, IT, and other areas. In addition, he co-directed the physician Practice Management Committee and developed a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors.  More »

Dermatologist coming to Lakeville

Dr. Kalaaji

Dr. Kalaaji

Amer Kalaaji, MD, a Mayo Clinic specialist in Dermatology, will begin seeing patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in Lakeville July 13.

Dr. Kalaaji, an associate professor at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, will be in Lakeville three days a week. His services are provided by Mayo Clinic Specialty Services.

A graduate of University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. Kalaaji performed his internship at Toronto General Hospital and his dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. where he served as Chief Resident. He also did graduate work at the University of Toronto’s Department of Pathology.

Kathleen Meier, Clinic Services Administrator at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, says Dr. Kalaaji brings a valuable service to FamilyHealth Medical Clinic.

“We are delighted to bring this specialty to the Lakeville area,” she said. “This fills an important need in our service area. It will be a great convenience to our patients and a great complement to the work of other providers.” More »

New leadership for Parkinson’s Support Group

Kathy Lathrop, OTR/L, an occupational therapist with Northfield Hospital & Clinics, is now facilitating the Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group.

The Parkinson’s group has been meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Northfield Hospital for the past 20 years. It is open to anyone with an interest in Parkinson’s, a Parkinson’s patient, their spouse or loved one. Rafi Dworsky, a speech therapist, led the group since its beginning, but stepped away at the end of last year.

Kathy has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with clinic specialties in pediatrics, assistive technology and home safety and mobility. She sees her role as that of supportive problem-solver, using her knowledge to help patients maintain their independence in the face of changes in their physical capacity. She is currently assigned to Northfield Home Care and in-patient rehabilitation at Northfield Hospital.

“I have always enjoyed helping people,” Kathy said. “This is what attracted me to OT.”

Nancy Soth is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. The meeting on Wednesday, June 24, will be devoted to re-organizing, welcoming new members, and planning for meetings in July and on into the fall. The group does not meet in August.

For more information, contact Kathy at lathropk@northfieldhospital.org, or nancy.soth@gmail.com.

Hospital adds another tool for early detection of breast cancer

Northfield Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department now offers Breast MRI, an additional tool to help with early detection of breast cancer.

In the past, patients who needed this exam were forced to travel to other medical centers. With the new MRI that was installed earlier this year, breast care patients now can have their MRIs performed at Northfield Hospital.

“This expansion of our diagnostic capability makes it very convenient for patients who live in our service area,” said Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital. “This service is available to anyone, even if their primary provider is not affiliated with one of our clinics.” More »

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