Excavators began clawing dirt from the north wall of the hospital Thursday in preparation for construction of a two-level expansion. Nine thousand square feet on the upper level will provide two new endoscopy suites, an additional multipurpose procedure room, a common registration and waiting area for endoscopy and surgery, and additional pre and post-operative rooms. It will be built on top of 8,000 square feet of unfinished space that will be available for future growth.
The $6.3 million project is designed to address growth in both the hospital’s endoscopy practice and its surgical services department. The project is expected to be completed in August of 2015.
Northfield Hospital and its Long Term Care Center are asking visitors to stay home as a precautionary measure if they have any flu-like symptoms.
Influenza can be serious and even life-threatening for the elderly and for those who are already hospitalized with an illness, and it spreads quickly, said Ann Reuter, Director of Quality at Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
Prospective visitors are asked to stay away if they have any of these symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Fever, or
- Body aches.
Physician Assistant Carrie Gray will join FamilyHealth Medical Clinic January 5.
She will be part of the clinic’s Family Medicine practice and see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, women’s health and pediatrics.
Carrie comes to FamilyHealth with 15 years experience in Family Medicine. Most recently she practiced in a primary care clinic in St. Paul. Prior to that, she practiced for nine years at a clinic in Washington, Iowa. For the last five years, she has also served in an academic capacity, providing instruction to aspiring physician assistants at Augsburg College for four years and now at St. Catherine’s University.
Family medicine gives Carrie an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her patients. She enjoys building relationships with individuals and families and helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare.
“I care deeply about the health and well-being of my patients,” she said. “I want to be a partner in their journey to achieve and maintain a happy, healthy life.”
For an appointment, call FamilyHealth Medical Clinic at 507-646-1494.
Northfield Hospital & Clinics (NH&C) will receive sealed bids until 2:00pm Tuesday January 6th, at the administrative offices at 2000 North Avenue, Northfield, Minnesota 55057 for the furnishing of work and materials for the VoIP Communication System with Exchange Server. Bids received after this date and time will not be accepted.
Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud in Meeting Room A at Northfield Hospital, 2000 North Avenue, Northfield, MN immediately after the specified closing time. All bids submitted are to be valid for 60 calendar days.
Documents may be obtained from the Vern Lougheed, Northfield Hospital & Clinics, 2000 North Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057; phone (507) 646-1008; fax: (507) 646-1392; e-mail: email@example.com. Requests for bid documents must include the company name, address, phone and fax numbers, contact name and e-mail address.
Each bid must be clearly identified on the outside of the envelope as “BID FOR VOIP COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH EXCHANGE SERVER” and shall show the name and address of the bidder.
NH&C reserves the right to reject any and all bids, including without limitation the right to reject any incomplete, non-conforming, non-responsive, unbalanced, or conditional bids. NH&C also reserves the right to waive any informalities and to award the contract, in whole or in part, to the bidder NH&C determines is in NH&C’s best interest.