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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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Orange Alert all clear

Northfield Hospital’s Orange Alert ended at 4:17 p.m. today.

At final count, 16 victims of a single vehicle rollover near Dennison, Minn. were treated at Northfield Hospital Emergency Department this afternoon.

Several have been transferred to other facilities. Others are still being evaluated.

Northfield Hospital on Orange Alert

Northfield Hospital is on Orange Alert as of 2 p.m. Wednesday in anticipation of receiving 15 patients from a traffic accident.

2:45 p.m.

Patients, all adults, are coming from a single vehicle rollover that occurred in Warsaw Township near Dennison, Minn.

 

 

New surgeon joins Northfield Hospital

Dr Katya Ericson 2014General surgeon Katya Ericson, MD, is joining Surgical Care Consultants, P.A., a general surgery practice that serves both Northfield Hospital & Clinics and Allina Medical Clinic.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Ericson comes to Northfield from Hennepin County Medical Center, where she recently completed a five-year residency in general surgery. She will work closely with Jose Fulco, MD, and Chris Nielsen, MD. More »

Hospital offers room service dining

Patients at Northfield Hospital now have the option of ordering meals from a restaurant-style menu anytime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hot, freshly-prepared food is delivered to their rooms within 45 minutes.

This new program provides a more patient-centered experience for those who stay at Northfield Hospital. Patients will be able to choose from a wide variety of items and not be bound by standard meal times. Specially trained Nutrition Services personnel will assist patients with menu selections to ensure meals comply with physician diet orders.

Patients have breakfast, lunch or dinner available to them any time during the 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. window. Breakfast options include scrambled eggs, omelets to order, cereals, fruit, bread and pastries. Lunch and dinner options include salads, soups, build-a-sandwich, hamburgers, turkey burgers and other grill items, roast pork, roast turkey, stir-fry or an herbed chicken breast. There are also provisions for low sodium, heart healthy, diabetic and liquid diets.

Elizabeth Berry, director of Nutrition Services at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, says room service dining puts patients’ needs first and honors their individual circumstances and preferences.

 “When you are hospitalized and not feeling well, you aren’t always hungry at traditional meal times,” Berry said. “This gives patients an element of control and allows them to eat when they are hungry, on their own time table.”

 

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