Do The Next Right Thing: Dr. Berit Amundson, Tim Anderson, Paula Supon, Andy Yurek, Tim Wolff
Teamwork got an out-of-state patient back on her feet, then safely on her way.
NH+C honors select employees each year as part of our Do The Next Right Thing initiative that empowers every individual on staff to help provide the best experience possible for patients, guests, and each other. We're proud to honor this team of colleagues for their foresight and practical support of a patient in the hospital, and on the road.
Do The Next Right Thing: Mary Freiermuth, Eileen Nitz, Tamara Beebe
A small circle provided tender care at the end of life . . . and afterwards.
Mary Freiermuth, Eileen Nitz and Tamara Beebe didn’t set out to care for the patient’s husband. It unfolded naturally as the two nursing assistants cared for his wife.
Do The Next Right Thing: Tasha Patrick
Tasha Patrick set a table for two.
It was the hospice patient and his wife’s anniversary. It would be their last one together.
NH+C honors select employees each year as part of our Do The Next Right Thing initiative that empowers every individual on staff to help provide the best experience possible for patients, guests, and each other. We're proud to honor Tasha for her gracious care in helping a hospice patient and spouse celebrate this poignant milestone.
Do The Next Right Thing: Trista Shimota, RN
Trista Shimota heard an emergency in her patient’s voice.
Trista is a triage nurse in the Women’s Health Center. She was giving a patient some biopsy results over the phone when the patient’s voice changed: She sounded confused, repeating one sentence over and over in a robotic tone.
Do The Next Right Thing: Frankie Stocker, RN
Frankie Stocker helps colleagues help patients with fetal loss.
Frankie is an OB nurse in the Birth Center. Seeing loss there (and in her own family) spurred Frankie to create education for NH+C nurses and staff to help families when they experience the loss of a baby.
NH+C honors select employees each year as part of our Do The Next Right Thing initiative that empowers every individual on staff to help provide the best experience possible for patients, guests, and each other. We're proud to honor Frankie for her commitment to families experiencing loss.
Teens and vaping: Better ways to manage stress and anxiety
How many teens vape in Minnesota? One in four 11th graders. (One in ten 8th graders.) That’s five times more than smoke tobacco.
Some teens vape when they feel stressed. Spoiler alert: Vaping make stress worse. (Nicotine revs up your nervous system.)
Good news! There are better ways to manage stress. The National Cancer Institute offers these ideas. Some may work better than others, so find the ones that work for you.
Birth Center: Top baby names of 2022
Our Birth Center welcomed 542 babies in 2022. Here were the most popular names.
- Charlotte: 5
- Amelia/Amilia: 4
- Olivia: 4
- Aspen/Aspyn: 3
- Josephine: 3
- Lydia: 3
- Quinn/Qwynn: 3
- Scarlette: 3
- Violet: 3
New Year's baby of 2023: Zeke Elliot Chalmers
It’s a boy! Zeke Elliot Chalmers is our New Year’s baby – born on January 1 at 7:37 p.m.
Congratulations to parents Amber Riley and Zach Chalmers (and big brother Axel), who live in Owatonna.
Amber and Zach calculated Zeke’s due date as December 31. “Then at our first pre-natal appointment, we were told January 15,” Zach says. “We kept joking about it,” Amber laughs. “He’s the one who knew when to come.”
Axel, who’s almost 3, is excited to be a big brother: “He says he’s going to help change diapers and feed him,” Amber says.
Recognizing a fever in older adults
Average normal body temperatures in older adults are slightly lower than in younger adults. So when an older adult is sick, their fever temperatures may also be lower.
These temperatures in older adults may be signs of an infection, such as COVID-19 or the flu:
DJJD gives cancer the boot with annual donation to NH+C
DECEMBER 19, 2022 – Defeat of Jesse James Day committee today donated $6,000 for cancer care at Northfield Hospital + Clinics.
Each year the committee’s “Give Cancer the Boot” campaign brings financial support plus awareness of excellent local care at NH+C’s Cancer Care and Infusion Center, and Breast Care Center. We appreciate the steadfast support of DJJD leaders.