MAY 23, 2022 – NH+C offers advice and resources for local families affected by the ongoing shortage of baby formula across the U.S.
The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to make or feed homemade infant formula to infants. Homemade infant formula recipes have not been evaluated by the FDA and may lack nutrients vital to an infant’s growth.
Minnesota Department of Health and formula maker Enfamil both have a list of alternatives to Similac formula that was recalled.
Our Birth Center has been awarded its first star from the Minnesota Department of Health for being a Breastfeeding Friendly Birth Center.
Recognition through MDH’s Breastfeeding Friendly Birth Center Recognition Program:
JANUARY 14, 2022 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has tightened visitor restrictions as cases of COVID-19 increase dramatically, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.
JANUARY 6, 2022 – The CDC has added 12- to 15-year-olds to its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots.
CDC now recommends that youth ages 12-17 get a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer vaccination series. Pfizer is the only vaccine that's been approved for booster shots for youth ages 12-17. Read CDC's latest recommendations.
NOVEMBER 4, 2021 – NH+C is starting to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11, following guidance from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health.
We contact people on our waitlist via phone or text to schedule an appointment. You must hear from us before scheduling an appointment. There is no need to call NH+C until you hear from us.
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.
The FDA approved use of Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15 on Monday, May 10. We expect additional guidance from MDH in the coming days.
March 19, 2021 -- We’re having a Baby Parade! We’re celebrating all the fresh new spaces in our Birth Center . . . and the fresh new faces we welcomed this year! Help us celebrate the finish of construction on our bigger, brighter Birth Center. Join our Baby Parade! All babies born in NH+C's Birth Center are welcome for our Facebook & Instagram parade (psst, it’s a slideshow).
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: