MARCH 20, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics no longer allows visitors at Northfield Hospital or any NH+C facility at this time.
NO VISITORS are permitted in any NH+C facility.
This replaces visitor restrictions put in place on March 19 to protect patients and staff from possible exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
MARCH 19, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is restricting visitors to protect patients and staff from possible exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
NO VISITORS UNDER 18 are permitted in any NH+C facility.
NO VISITORS are allowed in the Long Term Care Center.
Hospital and clinic patients may have visits only from ONE identified support person:
Having a baby changes everything.
Now, new moms get early attention on how that’s affecting their mental health and overall well-being.
A “fourth trimester” checkup has been added to pregnancy and postpartum care, part of your birth experience through the Women’s Health Center.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics has been named a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for NH+C’s contributions to the health of breastfeeding employees and their babies.
MDH recognizes workplaces and county health departments that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding families by creating a workplace lactation support program. There are112 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces recognized across the state.
By Ben Flannery, MD
You may be hearing about manganese levels in Northfield drinking water, and might have health concerns for infants. This is relevant only for formula-fed babies, and there’s a simple solution.
Manganese naturally occurs in drinking water and can be found in rocks and soil. It’s a naturally occurring element that our bodies need.
If you're pregnant, you may be wondering: Should I get a flu vaccine while pregnant?
Yes, you should.
Our OB/GYN team in the Women’s Health Center explains why:
Influenza causes severe cough, fever, sore throat, body aches, sometimes nausea/vomiting. This is NOT the stomach flu.
When Margit Fredrickson turned 100, her son Karl thought it would be nice to celebrate with someone who shares her birthday. So he called the Birth Center at Northfield Hospital that day to ask if any new babies had arrived.
That’s how Margit met Waylon Bouma, just hours after he was born.
“The nurse said, ‘Ihave an unusual request for you’ and asked if Margit could visit,” says Amy Bouma, Waylon’s mom. “We said ‘Yes, absolutely, that would be awesome.’”