NOVEMBER 17, 2020 -- NH+C CEO Steve Underdahl addresses the current surge in COVID cases:
With COVID cases rising across Minnesota, people are concerned about their own health, and about healthcare facilities. I share that concern.
At NH+C, we take the surge in COVID cases very seriously. Our hospital and clinics continue to adapt as we care for all health conditions safely.
NOVEMBER 16, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics no longer allows visitors at Northfield Hospital as of Tuesday, November 17.
NO VISITORS are permitted at Northfield Hospital.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics is prohibiting hospital visitors to protect patients and staff as COVID-19 cases rise across the region.
As of Tuesday, November 17:
NOVEMBER 9, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is tightening visitor restrictions to protect patients and staff as COVID-19 cases rise across the region.
No visitors who are COVID-positive or have any COVID symptoms will be allowed under any circumstances. All persons are screened on entry for symptoms and temperature.
As of Tuesday, November 10, hospital restrictions are:
OCTOBER 16, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics will begin scheduling limited visits to residents of the Long Term Care Center, with strict COVID precautions.
Scheduling of indoor visits begins on October 19. Limited, scheduled visits will be allowed. Drop-in visits are NOT allowed. The Long Term Care Center has had no cases of COVID among residents or staff.
Visits will be discontinued if: a case of COVID emerges in the LTCC; the LTCC begins outbreak testing based on state and federal guidelines; or the COVID positivity rate in Dakota County goes over 10%.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 -- Birth Center Director Lisa Bauer, RN spoke with Jeff Johnson at KYMN 95.1 The One about the Birth Center expansion, with more options for natural childbirth . . . including our first-ever Water Birth Suite.
Hear the full interview: http://bit.ly/nhc-kymn-birth-center
See photos and details: https://bit.ly/nhc-birth-center-expansion
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 – Fall is here! New school year, changing weather, more time indoors . . . all bring new challenges for the risk of COVID.
Pediatrician Kelly Meyer, DO, FAAP gives tips on staying healthy – and in good spirits – with the change of season.
The number of COVID cases in Minnesota has stayed fairly stable through the summer. With the shift in seasons, health experts expect to see an increase in cases. It’s hard to know when, or how it will take shape. So it’s important to maintain healthy habits.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 -- It's almost school time! Pediatrician Todd Amunrud, DO offers COVID safety tips for school and daycare:
Prevention is key. Masks, cleaning, and physical distance are all important to prevent spread of virus. Keep a high standard for these habits. Be firm and diligent.
Masks for everyone over 2 years old. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends masks for all kids 2+ anytime they’re not in their own home. In general, there is no health condition that prevents a person from wearing a mask.
Sept. 1, 2020 – University of Minnesota offers “I CAN Prevent Diabetes,” a 17-week diabetes prevention program starting Sept. 16. Sessions are held via Zoom videoconference. The series is free.
Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 16-week diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained lifestyle coach once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier, and increase physical activity.
AUGUST 24, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is working on plans to allow some visitors to the Long Term Care Center. The LTCC has been closed to visitors since March 13, 2020 to protect residents from COVID-19, in accordance with guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
New guidelines from MDH will allow skilled nursing facilities in Minnesota to begin loosening visitor restrictions, starting Aug. 29. Visitor policies are at the discretion of each facility, based on their own conditions.
JULY 6, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics expands COVID testing to include asymptomatic people (no symptoms) who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID.
Exposure is being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes without a mask to a person who has tested positive for COVID.