Community members tour renovated space at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

While the public has witnessed the outside transformation of Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center this past summer, what they haven’t seen are all the changes that are happening inside the building as expansion and renovation of the facility is well under way. Earlier this month, Ridgeview Foundation hosted tours for several community members to showcase the project and how enhancements to the … [Read more...]

New Regional Grief Support Network available in Southwest Metro

A new Regional Grief Support Network is taking root in the Southwest metro region, filling an identified gap in resources for grief support in the area. “This is a new approach to grief support in the area that is modeled after other successful programs in the Twin Cities area,” said Sue DeGolier, director of volunteer services, social services and spiritual care at Ridgeview Medical Center in … [Read more...]

Hospice volunteers needed

Ridgeview is seeking caring individuals from the community who would like to serve as hospice volunteers. Hospice involves caring for terminally ill patients, usually in the patient’s own home or in care facilities, during the last months of life. Working with the medical team, hospice volunteers provide support and companionship to patients and their families, making it possible for family … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Foundation awards scholarships to 17 area high school seniors

The Ridgeview Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its annual health care scholarships. The Foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to the following high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a health-related degree or career: Caitlin Preusser, Belle Plaine Sr. High School Kali Grimm, Central High School, Norwood Young America Grace Merrill, Chanhassen High … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and affiliated clinics recognized for quality lab services

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and its clinic laboratories* received certificates of accreditation in April from COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. The Ridgeview Sibley sites sought accreditation from COLA to align with the same quality standards achieved among the other Ridgeview laboratories sites. “Our service area is growing and we are dedicated to excellence in … [Read more...]

New Medicare cards coming soon

If you are a person with Medicare, you will be receiving a new Medicare card with a unique ID number on it between April 2018 and April 2019. Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and replacing it with your new unique Medicare ID number to help protect your identity. Your new card won’t change your coverage or your benefits. Once you receive your new card, please … [Read more...]

Carver and Sibley Counties named among healthiest in the country

Carver and Sibley counties were recently named among the top 36 healthiest counties in the U.S. by U.S News Healthiest Communities Honor Roll. The honor roll comprises the top performing communities based on similar urban-rural status and economic performance. Carver County was listed in the number eight spot and Sibley County at 29 on the honor roll list. The U.S. News Healthiest Communities … [Read more...]

Free Advance Care Planning sessions hosted by Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

In health care settings, families may feel conflicted as they struggle to make difficult health care decisions for a loved one. When a patient is incapable of making their own choices, family members are called upon to make decisions which can cause stress, uncertainty and guilt if conversations do not happen in advance. Along with other Minnesota hospitals, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center welcomes two nurse practitioners—Genna Alden and Carol Eggersgluess

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center is pleased to welcome two new nurse practitioners to its care team. Beginning mid-March, Genna Alden, CNP, will see patients at the Arlington campus, and Carol Eggersgluess, CNP, will take appointments at Ridgeview clinics in Arlington and Gaylord. Genna Alden Alden joins Ridgeview Sibley after working eight years as a nurse, most recently at the University of … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation to host Spring Fundraising Event

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation will host its annual fundraising event on Friday, April 20 at the Henderson Roadhaus in Henderson, Minn. This year, the featured entertainment is The Rockin’ Hollywoods, entertaining guests with Rock & Roll hits from the 50s through the 80s. Proceeds from this event will support the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center upgrade and expansion project. The … [Read more...]