Emergencies are scary. Brian Edwards, Chief of Emergency Medical Services, talks about what takes place when you call 911 . . . and how you can help first responders help you.
What happens when I call 911?
Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair runs April 24-28, 2018
It’s a sure sign of Spring: The annual Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair. The 2018 Book Fair will take place April 24-28 at the Northfield Ice Arena on Highway 3.
This is the year that the Book Fair will hit $1 million in total sales.
Now in its 57th year, the Book Fair has raised a total of $987,190 since 1961 – including a record $65,810 in sales last year.
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.’”
NH+C’s Surgical Services team and St. Olaf’s student-run Volunteer Network registered 80 willing donors with Be The Match, an international registry that connects patients who need a bone marrow transplant to donors with compatible bone marrow.
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, bone marrow transplant is the cure. The trick is finding the right donor. The more individuals registered with Be The Match, the better the chances of finding a match.
Construction is now underway to expand downtown healthcare resources in the Sterling Pharmacy building on Division Street at 7th Street.
The building will house a new Express Care Clinic for Northfield Hospital + Clinics, delivering care for common illnesses with no appointment necessary in a convenient location and at convenient hours, including evenings and weekends.