Updated boosters approved by CDC; not yet available at NH+C
SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 – The FDA has authorized and CDC has approved new versions of COVID vaccine boosters from Pfizer and Moderna.
“Updated booster” vaccine is not yet available to NH+C. We are not scheduling appointments for updated boosters. We’ll start scheduling appointments when vaccine is available to us.
You may be able to get an updated booster sooner at Walgreens or CVS – check for appointment options on their websites
When to consider ear tubes for your child
Does your child have frequent ear infections? Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Gerard O’Halloran, MD explains when ear tubes might be appropriate.
“Most children will have an occasional ear infection, but some kids experience them more frequently or more severely, or can’t be treated with antibiotics for any number of reasons. Other children may not be hearing well due to fluid behind the eardrum.
Six Questions with Janelle Dahl, Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified Nurse Midwife Janelle Dahl sees patients in the Women's Health Center and delivers babies in the Birth Center.
Your first job? "I waitressed at a small restaurant in Rochester growing up, and then during college and nursing school. It taught me how to talk to people, and how to relate to people who are different from me. And I learned time management – how to prioritize things, which is the basis of a nurse’s job. Waitressing was an introduction to those life skills, on a different scale."
Monkeypox symptoms, prevention, and vaccine
AUGUST 4, 2022 -- Monkeypox is in the news. A total of 44 cases have been reported in Minnesota as of August 4, 2022.
We’re making progress on Electronic Health Records
We’re updating our Electronic Health Records system. Here are answers to questions you may have about your medical records, prescription refills and more.
Your medical records
Your past medical records are accessible from our new EHR system. Your provider and care team can access your medical records while caring for you.
If you’re a MyHealth Info user, you can access your information that’s new since June 28, 2022 through MyHealth Info. That includes test results, x-rays and other imaging.
How to request your medical records
JULY 1, 2022 -- Need your NH+C medical records to coordinate your care with another provider or facility? Maybe you need to share test results, immunization records, or prescriptions from your NH+C provider.
For now, please request your information through our Medical Records system: Fill out the Authorization to Release Health Information form and fax it to 312-836-7919, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Nurse Midwife Janelle Dahl joins NH+C
Janelle Dahl, APRN, CNM has joined Northfield Hospital + Clinics to care for women before, during and after giving birth.
NH+C is expanding midwifery care at its Birth Center and Women’s Health Center, part of the full range of obstetrics care and birth options at NH+C.
Janelle joins NH+C with 10 years’ experience as a labor & delivery nurse before she became a Certified Nurse Midwife.
NH+C's new Electronic Health Records system . . . and your insurance card
JUNE 22, 2022 -- We’re updating our Electronic Health Records system. Our new system is going live now, into early July.
Please bring your insurance card to your next appointment. We need to scan all cards into our new records system . . . it's a fresh start. Thanks for your patience with it!
EHR is the computer system that manages all patient records, plus much of the information generated by medical equipment in the hospital and clinics.
11 questions to ask your doctor at your annual checkup
Your annual checkup is a time for your provider to gather a lot of information about your health. It’s a good time for you to get information too, on steps to take now, and in the year ahead.
Family medicine physician David McIntyre, MD suggests 11 key questions:
Who, when, how to seek antiviral treatment for COVID
MAY 9, 2022 -- Antiviral medicine like Paxlovid can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization from COVID.
Not everyone needs it. Those who do should act quickly, even if they don’t feel very sick at first: Treatment must be started within the first five days of symptoms to be effective.
People over 65 and those with certain risk factors should seek antiviral treatment as soon as they know they have COVID.