Sibley Medical Center Receives Grant for eEmergency

eEmergency Services Will Bring  Specialists to Sibley Medical Center with the Push of a Button eEmergency is an innovative concept that links two-way video equipment in local rural emergency rooms to emergency-trained physicians and specialists at a central hub, 24 hours a day, seven days a week improving patient safety and support. THE eEMERGENCY TEAM Provides physician-rendered emergency … [Read more...]

SMC Announces Tobacco Free Facilities

Arlington, January 1, 2010 - Sibley Medical Center joins other hospitals in the state in declaring its facilities smoke- and tobacco-free starting January 1, 2011. Although the buildings have been smoke-free, the hospital has permitted smoking in designated areas outside the facilities. These smoking areas will be eliminated as of January 1, 2011. While we recognize that this policy may cause … [Read more...]

Electronic Medical Records

Arlington, May 2010-- Our beginning steps into the future of Electronic Medical Records at Sibley Medical Center started in October of 2009. The first phase included registration, scheduling, billing and home care. We are now implementing Phase II which includes the clinical side of the electronic medical record. The s e c o n d installation began with our “going live” date on January 11th. … [Read more...]

Sibley Medical Center designated as level 4 trauma hospital.

Arlington, July 17, 2009 - Sibley Medical Center now designated as level 4 trauma hospital. The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated Sibley Medical Center as a level 4 trauma hospital. Sibley Medical Center and staff voluntarily participated in the intense designation process to become part of Minnesota's statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the … [Read more...]

New Therapy Department coming to SMC

Arlington, July 8, 2009 - Improving patient care continues to be a priority at Sibley Medical Center. The Board of Directors at the June 29th regular meeting voted to approve two remodeling projects. A new expanded therapy area will be located on the lower level under the clinic. The 2185 square foot area will provide additional space for physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, … [Read more...]

SMC Receives Patient Safety Excellence Awards

Arlington, June 22nd, 2009 - Sibley Medical Center has earned the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Patient Safety Excellence Award for its work on two of the association's safety campaigns. Patient safety is a top priority for Sibley Medical Center and because of this facility joined the Safe Site Initiative on the prevention of adverse surgical events and the Safe Skin Initiative on the … [Read more...]

Winthrop ClinicRemodel

Arlington, May 2009 - The Winthrop Clinic now has a new look in the lobby area. The reception area was moved to the North wall, which allowed us to have a separate locked area for our patient's medical records. The beautiful desk was built by Kreft Cabinets with Jim Kreft generously donating his labor. We were also able to expand the bathroom area to make it handicap accessible. Winthrop has been … [Read more...]

Knit One, Save One

Arlington, December 15, 2008 - For the third year in a row Sibley Medical Center employees captured the spirit of the season by getting out their knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn. Nineteen employees and four community members knit/crocheted over 500 baby hats for the "Knit One, Save One" collaborative program put on by the global humanitarian organization Save the Children and the Warm Up … [Read more...]

SMC Celebrates National Home Care Month

Arlington, November 3, 2008 - Sibley Medical Center Home Care celebrates National Home Care month in November to recognize the many ways that health care workers help elderly, disabled and chronically ill individuals stay independent and make a difference in the lives they touch each day. There are many reasons to support the good work of home care providers during November. Seventy-seven … [Read more...]

SMC Announces Medical Staff Change

Arlington, October 21, 2008 - Sibley Medical Center announces changes in the medical staff, including the addition of Muhamed Durakovic, MD. Dr. Durakovic comes to Sibley Medical Center from his family practice in Iowa. With special interest in areas of obstetrics, pediatrics, preventative medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Durakovic will begin seeing patients in November. Dr. Durakovic states, … [Read more...]