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 12, 2020 – Three staff at the Long Term Care Center at Northfield Hospital + Clinics have tested positive for COVID-19.
No Long Term Care Center residents have tested positive or have any symptoms at this time. All staff wear appropriate PPE when caring for residents, based on specific CDC and state guidelines for PPE in skilled nursing facilities.
Our orthopedics team will see you now . . . in the evening.
NH+C has *NEW* evening hours in Northfield -- plus daytime appointments in Northfield, Faribault, Lakeville and Farmington.
We work with all primary care providers, health systems, and insurance carriers. We welcome patients from Allina, Mayo, Fairview, Park Nicollet and more.
Make your own appointment directly: (507) 646-8900
For Faribault appointments: (507) 334-1601
You have a choice in your care. Thanks for choosing NH+C.
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%.
OCTOBER 2, 2020 – We’ve expanded our Northfield Clinic! This quick video tour showcases the highlights:
- More space, with more appointments (so you can see your provider sooner)
- Fresh new spaces for Pediatrics and Family Medicine, plus ENT, Cardiology, Surgery, and Women’s Health
- 12 new exam rooms
- Lab services are now at the front of the clinic for your convenience
Precautions are in place to care for all patients safely and comfortably.
Make an appointment: (507) 646-1494
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 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.
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.
JUNE 29, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is allowing some visitors to the hospital and clinics as part of adjusting its COVID restrictions. Visitor requirements and screening will limit patient and staff exposure. This expansion may be reversed if there’s an increase in positive COVID cases.
The Long Term Care Center is NOT allowing visitors. Restrictions continue for the Long Term Care Center, to protect residents from possible exposure to coronavirus. (Skilled nursing facilities are regulated separately from hospitals, with different requirements.)