Colleen Johnson is the new director of the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (CSMR), a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
She comes to Northfield by way of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she spent 27 years working in a variety of clinical and leadership positions. Vicki Stevens, Division Administrator for Ancillary Services at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, said Johnson brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to her new position. More »
Northfield Hospital Emergency Medical Services is teaming up with police departments in its service area to catch kids something right.
Each time a police officer or paramedic spots a child wearing a bike helmet, they will reward them with a coupon for ice cream or a treat at a local restaurant or Dairy Queen.
Jim Ingham, a paramedic with Northfield Hospital’s EMS department, knows first-hand the value of wearing a helmet. He and his daughter both survived a serious motorcycle crash because they were wearing theirs.
“Head injuries from bicycle accidents can be life altering,” Ingham said. “If you prepare for the unexpected by wearing a helmet when you jump on that bike, you’ve just improved your odds significantly of avoiding serious injury.”
The program, now in its fifth year, is offered in Northfield, Lonsdale, and Elko New Market. Participating businesses, those providing the rewards, are: Northfield Dairy Queen, Northfield Culver’s, Northfield Perkins, Cocoa Bean in Northfield, Treats of Lonsdale and Fish Rock Country Market in Elko New Market.
EMS makes bike helmets available for purchase at a variety of community events. Ingham said they encourage kids to wear their helmets for biking, skateboarding, in-line skating and winter sledding.
Steve Underdahl has been named the new president and CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics (NH&C).
He formally accepted the Board of Directors’ offer of the position Friday. He will begin his work at NH&C on Tuesday, June 11.
Underdhal comes to Northfield from Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea and Austin, where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Operations. Prior to that, he served as hospital administrator for the Albert Lea hospital from 1999 to 2012. He has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel College. His background includes work in the area of chemical dependency treatment.
Gina Franklin, board chair and a member of the search committee, said Underdahl’s work experience includes 15 years of progressive management responsibilities, including 13 years as a hospital administrator. His responsibilities have included management of both hospital and clinic operations. He has had experience with new construction and has a full understanding of both rural and metro healthcare markets.
Frandrup died 18 months ago from cardiac arrest at the age of 53. In her memory, her husband, Jim Frie, committed to raising $15,000 for a Lucas CPR device in hopes of sparing other families a similar tragedy. In cooperation with Northfield Hospital & Clinics, a campaign was launched late last summer. It came to a successful conclusion in April. More »