MARCH 20, 2020 – Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, Northfield Hospital + Clinics is temporarily closing the Lakeville Clinic + Urgent Care and the Lonsdale Clinic. Clinics in Farmington, Northfield and Faribault Clinics remain open for patients who need to be seen for health issues other than COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Express Care Clinic is also closed.
MARCH 20, 2020 – With COVID-19 now in Rice County, your best protection is to STAY HOME and practice social distancing. This limits your exposure to the virus, and slows its spread in the community.
Slowing the spread of coronavirus is important to keep from overwhelming hospitals and medical teams.
Rice County Public Health was notified late on March 18 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County. The confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis.
MARCH 17, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has opened a Temporary Respiratory Clinic to treat all patients in the most effective setting possible.
NH+C will serve patients in this specialized area to determine the best evaluation and treatment plan for their respiratory illness while protecting other clinic patients and staff.
This temporary clinic will serve patients who may have a variety of respiratory conditions.
March 13, 2020 -- We know there are concerns in the community as COVID-19 spreads in Minnesota. Community transmission has not been reported in Minnesota, but it’s becoming more likely.
Here’s how you can prepare, and limit the risk to you and your family:
March 11, 2020 -- Feeling sick? CALL your provider if you:
MARCH 9, 2020 – As testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases, NH+C follows clear guidelines set by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for COVID-19 screening and testing.
There are two cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota as of March 8, reports MDH, which tracks testing (updated daily). Eighty people have been tested; 78 tests are negative, as of March 8.
Kids grow fast! Birth through age five is an especially exciting time as kids learn to do many new things like smiling, talking, walking and making friends.
Here are 10 ages and developmental milestones to watch, from the American Academy of Pediatrics. While most children meet these social, emotional and cognitive milestones around a certain age, some may take longer to reach them.
When you have orthopedic surgery, you want to feel at home with your new joint as quickly – and smoothly – as possible.
Improvements in anesthesia and surgical techniques have shortened recovery time for joint replacements. Patients typically leave the hospital within a day or two after surgery.
That means most of your recovery happens outside the hospital, usually at home.
Before surgery, we help you prepare for daily life after surgery to ensure your best recovery no matter how soon you leave the hospital.
Sleep changes as you age. The amount of ZZZs your body needs, your ability to fall (and stay) asleep, your body’s response to lack of sleep . . . it’s a shifting landscape.
But healthy sleep is important at every age. Sleep benefits your physical and mental health.
“Your metabolism is at its most efficient when you’re well-rested,” says Dr. Bryan Hoff, Medical Director of the Sleep Center at Northfield Hospital and board-certified in sleep medicine. “Your brain works better too, which helps you think, learn and work at your best. That’s important at every age.”
During winter, one fact seems counter-intuitive: Long nights aren’t always restful nights.
Some aspects of winter can actually keep you awake, causing sleepless nights and drowsy days. Sleep deprivation – the lack of restful sleep – affects how well you function when you’re awake. Sleep deprivation can lead to memory impairment, poor job performance, and motor vehicle accidents.
Good winter sleep habits can help you get a better night’s sleep when the sun dips low and temperatures even lower.