Football game to raise breast cancer awareness

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is sponsoring a “breast cancer awareness” event this Friday when the Northfield Raiders take on the Chaska Hawks at Memorial Field. Game time is 7 p.m.

All of the Northfield players will be wearing pink socks, and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Materials related to breast care best practices will be available in game programs. Read more »

Hospital to open urgent care in Lakeville

Northfield Hospital & Clinics is bringing urgent care to Lakeville.

Beginning October 15, urgent care providers will be available to see walk-in patients at Urgent Care Lakeville, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, at the corner of Jacquard and County Road 70. Hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No appointments are necessary. Read more »

FamilyHealth announces seasonal flu clinics

FamilyHealth Medical Clinics have established specific dates and times for its fall seasonal flu clinics. Specific dates at Northfield, Lonsdale, Elko New Market, Lakeville or Farmington are posted on the respective clinic websites. Go to for information for the clinic nearest you.

A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials. Read more »

Hans Bengtson, MD, joins orthopedic practice

Hans Bengtson, MD

Hans Bengtson, MD

Hans Bengtson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic of Northfield, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.

 Beginning in September, Dr. Bengtson will work with Robert Shepley, MD; Brad Wille, MD; Clint Muench, MD; and Erik Stroemer, MD. He will see a full range of patients in clinic at Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in Northfield and at nearby FamilyHealth Medical Clinics. He will operate at Northfield Hospital. 

Dr. Bengtson’s professional association with OFC is a homecoming of sorts. He is a 1998 graduate of Northfield High School and the son of Kathy Bengtson, former director of Northfield Home Care. 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 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Those scheduling mammograms October 1,2, 9,10,17, 18,21, 22, 28 and 29 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages, treats and a parting gift.

 Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “spa event” is an effort to encourage women to have an annual exam. Early detection can save lives and increase treatment options, she said.

 The Breast Care Center features a direct-digital mammogram unit with Read more »

Northfield Area Heart Safe Project

Immediate, fast, efficient CPR can double or even triple your chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.

A Northfield Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) initiative called Northfield Area Heart Safe Project wants to tilt the odds in your favor. The goal is educate community members of all ages on the signs and symptoms of stroke, heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest and to train them in “no fear” compressions only CPR, giving them the skills and the confidence to act quickly in an emergency. Read more »

Psychologist to speak on grief and loss

Linda Lehmann, a licensed psychologist with expertise in grief and loss, will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Northfield Hospital Conference Center.        

Lehmann’s talk, “How Grief Can Transform Our Lives,” will serve as a prelude to an optional six-week grief support group offered by Northfield Hospice. Both events are free and open to the public. Read more »

Donor purchases Lucas CPR devices for EMS

Lucas Device2A longtime Northfield resident has donated $32,000 for the purchase of two Lucas Automatic CPR devices for Northfield Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Mary Lander Freeman, 97, made the donation because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, said Sue Malecha, Freeman’s niece.

The donation will enable EMS to equip all of its ambulances with the device and make it a standard of care.      

Pictured from left; Kathy Hanek, Mary Lander Freeman, Sue Malecha and Rebecca Schoephoerster (in back with Lucas device)                                                                          Read more »

Ambulances get makeover

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Northfield Hospital & Clinics ambulances have a new look.

New graphics reflect the themes and colors in the organization’s logo and provide a consistent look to the ambulances used by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department. Read more »

Pediatrician joins FamilyHealth Medical Clinic

Dr Kelly MeyerKelly Meyer, DO, has joined the pediatric practice at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic. She will be seeing patients at our clinics in Lakeville and Farmington beginning August 5.

Dr. Meyer will see a full range of pediatric patients from infants to 18-year olds. Her areas of professional interest include newborn care, preventive health and mental health. Her physician services are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Dr. Meyer received her medical degree from the Des Moines University and an undergraduate degree from Union University. She recently completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

For an appointment with Dr. Meyer in Lakeville, call 952-469-0500. For an appointment in Farmington, call 651-460-2300.


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