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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. (July 2014)

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Sleep Center offers informational session

The Northfield Hospital Sleep Center will host a free informational session on sleep disorders Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to noon in the Conference Center in the lower level of the hospital.

“Lights Out: The Path to Successful Sleep,” will feature presentations on the latest research and practices in the field of Sleep Medicine. Bryan Hoff, MD, Director of Northfield Hospital Sleep Center, will speak about “Shift Work and Circadian Rhythms; Gerard O’Halloran, MD, an ENT specialist with certification in Sleep Medicine, will speak about “Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” and Dr. William Hoekstra, a psychologist with Allina Medical Center, will speak about “What is Normal Sleep and Insomnia.” In addition, Robert Hoover, a representative from Allina Health Home Oxygen and Medical Equipment , will be there to speak about “Taking the Mystery Out of PAP Therapy.”

There will be time for questions and conversation with sleep specialists. Continuing education credits are available.

One in four people is at risk for sleep disorders, with 90 percent of those still unidentified. The Sleep Center can help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep through clinical study.

The informational session is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail to: hjelmgrenk@northfieldhospital.org.

 

 

Hospital, Mayo Clinic agree on next chapter

Northfield Hospital & Clinics (NH&C) and Mayo Clinic have agreed on a plan to leverage the respective strengths of the two organizations to grow medical services in Northfield and surrounding communities.

According to the agreement, on January 1, 2015, NH&C will assume full responsibility for the continued development of primary care services, while Mayo Clinic will concentrate on growing the community specialty care it offers through Northfield Hospital and FamilyHealth Medical Clinics. It will become the preferred provider of new specialty care services. More »

Northfield Hospice seeks volunteers

This fall, Northfield Hospice is offering a Hospice Volunteer Training to community members who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. The one-on-one orientation and training are free and open to those who can commit to at least one year of volunteering and are 18 years of age or older.

“As a hospice volunteer, you will join a tight-knit group of committed individuals who serve our community in a very special way,” said Sara Lippert, Northfield Hospice volunteer coordinator. More »

Respiratory illnesses are circulating

Hand washing hygiene is the best protection from a variety of respiratory illnesses that are circulating in the community, according to Carol Nassif, Infection Prevention Coordinator for Northfield Hospital & Clinics, including the more virulent Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) that has public health officials concerned.

“In most cases the EV-D68 virus will be self limiting,” Nassif said. “For those who are ill, staying away from others, washing hands frequently, covering their cough, drinking lots of fluids and getting rest will be important.” More »

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