SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 – The EMS staff of Northfield Hospital + Clinics are getting a new uniform – after 25 years in the same shirt.
Emergency Medical Services staff will now wear a grey polo shirt with the word “MEDIC” on the back and NH+C’s EMS logo on the front. This replaces the light-blue button-down shirt that has been EMS’ uniform since 1996.
The new uniform makes it easy to identify EMS staff as medical care providers among other first responders. That’s especially helpful at an emergency scene where first responders from multiple agencies are working side by side.
Northfield Hospice and Northfield Grief Support Coalition will host a presentation for those grieving a death or loss.
“Grief in the Time of Pandemic” features Patricia Richardson, MSW – a retired family and individual therapist who has worked for 50 years within the Northfield community. She will address the impact of loss during the international health crisis of COVID-19. We will discuss the typical process of grief and consider ways to cope with grief while building resilience during a time of uncertainty.
August 25, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is following recommendations for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine (booster shots) for immunosuppressed individuals.
The CDC and FDA are not recommending booster shots for the general public at this time. NH+C will follow guidance from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) as it evolves.
NH+C is now providing a third dose of vaccine for individuals with specific medical conditions defined by CDC and FDA:
AUGUST 24, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has tightened visitor restrictions as cases of COVID-19 increase, driven mostly by the highly contagious delta variant.
All visitors must be masked and keep social distance. Visitors with any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed.
AUGUST 23, 2021 – Great news: The FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine against COVID-19.
Health leaders expect this will persuade people who have been hesitant to now get vaccinated.
“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”
JUNE 29, 2021 – Express Care Clinic is back, with convenient care for minor illnesses and injuries. The clinic reopens on Monday, July 5 at 706 Division Street, in the Sterling Pharmacy building.
Express Care is a walk-in clinic with high-quality, immediate care from experienced providers. Walk in with a problem, walk out with a plan.
Weekdays noon to 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday 8 am to 4 pm
No appointment needed
Express Care is open to everyone, whether or not you’ve been a patient with NH+C before.
JUNE 14, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is allowing more visitors to the hospital and the Long Term Care Center.
All visitors must be masked and keep social distance. Visitors with any COVID symptoms are not allowed.
In the Long Term Care Center:
JUNE 3, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has limited Johnson & Johnson available for anyone 18 and older.
Appointments are open for Thursday, June 10. Call to schedule: 507-646-8019
J&J is a single-dose vaccine. Only one appointment is needed.
NH+C continues to offer Pfizer vaccine for anyone 12 and older. Call to schedule: 507-646-8019
We’ll schedule appointments for both first and second dose when you call.
Para programar su cita en español, llame al 507-646-1069.
JUNE 1, 2021 -- NH+C has completed construction on a major expansion of its Birth Center. New features include a Water Birth Suite; spacious new labor & delivery and post-partum rooms; new nursery; expanded waiting room. All spaces have modern design, state-of-the-art equipment, and thoughtful amenities. (See photos below.)
We want to enhance this fresh new space with artistic photographs of newborn babies, and pregnant women.
NH+C is hosting an open call for local photographers who would like to have their photo(s) considered for display in the Birth Center.
MAY 24, 2021 -- Now that youth ages 12 and older are being vaccinated against COVID, parents have new questions. Pediatrician Ben Flannery, MD answers common questions about COVID vaccination for youth.
The FDA approved Pfizer vaccine for youth 12-15 on May 10. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vaccination for this age group.