Archive for September, 2012

Hospital receives award of excellence

Northfield Hospital & Clinics (NH&C) has been recognized with a Path To Excellence award by National Research Corporation, a national leader in the study and measurement of patient experience.

NH&C was recognized for Most Improved Facilities in the category of hospitals with fewer than 100 beds based on patient surveys returned this past year. The percentage increase of medical, surgical and childbirth patients who ranked NH&C among the best hospitals was one of the highest in this category.     Read more »

Quinn Crow to serve as interim hospital CEO

The Northfield Hospital & Clinics has hired Mary Quinn Crow, its former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer until a permanent replacement for Mark Henke is found.

 Henke died August 31 during surgery related to his renal cancer. Tim Gronseth, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been serving as the Acting President and CEO. The board said Quinn Crow’s knowledge of the organization and understanding of its mission made her a logical choice. Her hiring will allow Gronseth to concentrate on his duties as chief financial officer.

 Quinn Crow retired in May after 32 years with Northfield Hospital & Clinics, the last 17 in an executive administrative role. She will begin her work on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

 The board also approved plans to begin the process of selecting a permanent President and CEO. They expect it will take about six months

Personal loss sparks fundraiser

Annette Frandrup’s sudden death due to cardiac arrest left her family devastated. At 53, this vibrant, mother, grandmother and professional businesswoman had a lot of living to do.

Nine months later, her husband, Jim Frie, wants to do something in her memory that might spare another family a similar tragedy. He is launching a campaign in her honor to purchase a Lucas automatic CPR device for Northfield Hospital & Clinics. It costs $15,000, but he considers it an investment in life. Read more »

Hospital’s Breast Care Center offers spa experience

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Those scheduling mammograms October 1,2, 9,10,16,17,25,26, 29 and 30 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages and treats, and a parting gift. Read more »

President and CEO Mark Henke passes away

Mark HenkeIt is with great sadness that we report that Mark Henke, President and CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, died August 31 while undergoing surgery for a recently diagnosed renal cancer. He was 53.

His life will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church in Northfield, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, five children and a son-in-law.

Mark came to Northfield Hospital & Clinics in April of 2010. Read more »

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