Welcome to Northfield Hospital & Clinics
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)
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 »
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 »
The Northfield Hospital & Clinics Board of Directors approved $6.7 million in building projects at its regular August meeting, $6.3 million for an endoscopy center and $400,000 for remodeling of Northfield’s FamilyHealth Medical Clinic.
The endoscopy center will require expanding the hospital footprint on the north side by 9,000 square feet. It will provide two endoscopy rooms, another procedure room and additional pre and post-operative room for both endoscopy and surgery. It will also create a common registration and waiting area for endoscopy procedures and surgery. The new space will sit above another 8,000 square feet of unfinished space that will be used for future needs.
The clinic remodeling will provide four additional patient exam rooms, space for a sound booth and offices for referral specialists to meet with patients. The call center will be moved and the waiting area for the lab will be remodeled to address patient privacy issues.
Work is scheduled to begin on both projects this fall. The endoscopy project is expected to be completed in August of 2015, the clinic remodeling by January of 2015.
Chris Dooley-Harrington, a grief counselor with Fairview Home Care and Hospice, will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Northfield Hospital Conference Center.
Dooley-Harrington’s talk, “Living after a Loss: Reclaiming hope, joy, and resilience,” is a prelude to an optional six-week grief support group offered by Northfield Hospice. Both events are free and open to the public.
A licensed social worker, Dooley-Harrington works with children, adolescents, and adults who have lost a loved one to death. In addition to individual counseling, she runs support groups, grief education workshops, and mind-body-spirit grief retreats. More »