Archive for July, 2010

FamilyHealth–Lakeville to sponsor “Night to Unite” neighborhood event

For the third year in a row, FamilyHealth Medical Clinic–Lakeville will sponsor a free, family-friendly neighborhood “Night to Unite” event for residents across the Lakeville community. Part of a national initiative that was previously observed as “National Night Out,” Night to Unite offers neighbors the chance to socialize and take a stand against crime. The FamilyHealth–Lakeville Night to Unite event will be held on the grounds of the clinic (9974 214th Street West, at the corner of County Road 70 and Jacquard Avenue) on Tuesday, August 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Featuring a free picnic dinner, kids’ activities, health and safety information, “No Fear CPR” training, emergency vehicles and Mayo One helicopter (subject to weather and medical need), FamilyHealth expects more than 350 people will come out for its Night to Unite celebration. While sponsored by FamilyHealth, various neighboring organizations, including the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, will also be on site for the evening.

Bob Finke, event organizer and clinic manager for FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, said, “Each year this event has grown and has proven to be a great match for our organization. Not only do we have the opportunity to see many, many of our patients, neighbors and friends, but the Night to Unite mission aligns well with ours, providing a great platform for discussing health and safety information.”

One of the highlights of FamilyHealth’s evening will include “No Fear CPR” training, a hands-only CPR method that is also referred to as “CPR Anytime.” The instruction is offered in support of the City of Lakeville’s Heart Restart! initiative, a program to train 14,000 residents in a specific series of actions that can increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest victims.

For more information about the event, call the clinic at 952-469-0500.

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, with locations in Lakeville, Farmington, Northfield and Lonsdale, is a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. Physician services are provided by Cannon Valley Clinic-Mayo Health System and other premier regional providers. Northfield Hospital & Clinics offers area residents easy access to a broad menu of services, including primary and specialty clinics and rehabilitation services.

Hospital commemorative walk to benefit HealthFinders

Northfield Hospital & Clinics will commemorate its 100 years of service to the Northfield community with a three-mile historical walk Saturday morning, Aug. 14. The event will benefit HealthFinders Collaborative, a local health care collaborative serving uninsured and under-insured residents of Rice County.

“For 100 years, Northfield Hospital & Clinics has been providing quality healthcare services to the community,” said Mark Henke, President and CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. “We also recognize the vital role HealthFinders plays in our community and we are pleased to use this event to highlight the important service they provide.”

Walkers will meet at Eighth and Water, the site of the first Northfield Hospital, at 9 a.m. and then walk to Way Park, the site of the 1939 hospital. After a brief rest, they will complete the historical trail by walking to the new hospital at 2000 North Avenue, where there will be refreshments and music.

There is no fee for the walk and no registration is required. Everyone is invited to come and join in. Transportation will be available to bring people back to the downtown from the hospital after the walk, or walkers are invited to make their own arrangements.

HealthFinders will be selling T-shirts and accepting donations at the event to raise funds for its general operations. Ellen Unruh, HealthFinders board chair, said in these lean times, it critical that HealthFinders keeps its clinic open.

“The Northfield Hospital has always been a key partner for HealthFinders and we are grateful to benefit from this celebratory event,” Unruh said.

For more information, go to www.healthfindersmn.org.

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