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 »
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
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 »
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 »
It 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 »
Edward Holland, chaplain and bereavement coordinator of Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice, will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Northfield Hospital Conference Center.
Holland’s talk, “Beyond Kubler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying and Grief,” will serve as a prelude to an optional six-week bereavement support group offered by Northfield Hospice. Both events are free and open to the public.
Holland is a United Methodist minister, a board certified chaplain (BCC APC), a certified Gestalt therapist and a licensed marriage family therapist (LMFT). He currently serves as the Coordinator of Spiritual Care and Grief Support at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospice in St. Louis Park. He will discuss challenges to the current understanding of grief as well the effects of cultural diversity on grief theory and practice. One CEU will be available for the session. People can register that evening for their credit.
The six-week bereavement group will be facilitated by Catherine Kelley, MSW, a Northfield Hospice social worker. It will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the hospital and then will meet every Wednesday through October 24. Read more »
Northfield Hospice will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a butterfly release at a special commemorative event Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Long Term Care Center patio at Northfield Hospital.
The hospice program was created in 1982 to provide a circle of care for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice emphasizes helping patients live well and with dignity until death comes, whether it is in their homes or in a care facility. Over time, the Northfield Hospice team of physicians, nurses, social workers, pastors and volunteers has served over 1,000 patients and their families. Read more »
Northfield Hospital & Clinics is opening a primary care medical clinic in Elko New Market August 6.
Called FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, it will be located at 321 Main Street and staffed by Mary Ann Scheid, M.D., and Jay Charles, P.A., They will provide Family Medicine services five days a week to patients of all ages. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Three preview events will be held next week: Tuesday, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 2, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. People will have an opportunity to see the new facility and meet the staff.
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Kathleen G. Hopkins, D.O., has joined the family medicine practice at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in Northfield.
Dr. Kathleen G. Hopkins will see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include nutrition, preventive health, pediatrics, women’s health, osteopathic manipulation and management of chronic conditions. Her physician services are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.
Dr. Kathleen G. Hopkins received her medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine through the University of Minnesota Medical School, practicing with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Her background includes graduate work in immunology at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and work in Emergency Medicine.
Her personal philosophy of medicine revolves around three basic tenets: a humanistic approach to her work, an attitude of service and a holistic view of the patient.
“I chose to specialize in family medicine because it provided the best opportunity to focus my practice on the whole person,” Dr. Kathleen G. Hopkins said.
For an appointment with Dr. Kathleen G. Hopkins, call FamilyHealth Medical Clinic at 507-646-1494.
Mayo Clinic cardiovascular specialists will soon be providing care for adult patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in Lakeville.
Gregory W. Barsness, MD; Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD; and Verghese Mathew, MD, will provide outreach services on a rotating basis at the clinic every other Tuesday beginning July 3. Each has a special interest in vascular diseases — especially peripheral arterial disease — in addition to general cardiac problems.
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