It’s not too late to protect yourself against the flu.

By Ehtaisham Mohammed, MD As we near the end of the year, it’s important for the community to understand that it’s not too late to get a flu shot. In fact we are just now hitting the peak of the flu season and it will remain a threat through March. The more people who get vaccinated, the less influenza can spread throughout the community. How is influenza spread? Influenza is an airborne … [Read more...]

Stop The Flu. Get Vaccinated Today

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center announces fall flu clinic dates Visit one of our scheduled immunization clinics, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., listed below: Arlington Community Center Tuesday, Nov. 1 Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic Thursday, Nov. 3 Gaylord Public Library Thursday, Nov. 10 Ridgeview Henderson Clinic Thursday, Nov. 17 Bring your insurance card and be prepared to complete a … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Upgrades CT scanner

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center recently upgraded its CT (computed tomography) scanner to a new Siemens Somatom Definition AS 64-slice scanner. The new scanner provides advanced three-dimensional images of body organs and major blood vessels and is most commonly used in scans of the spine, brain, abdomen, pelvis and heart. This upgrade allows Ridgeview Sibley to provide patients with higher … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation Hosts Ice Cream Social

You are invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Hospital Memorial Park. Learn more. … [Read more...]

Kathy Keogh, CNP, joins Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center welcomes Kathy Keogh, CNP, to its team of health care providers. Keogh sees patients in skilled nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and short-term rehabilitation and transitional care settings at the following sites: The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, Kingsway Assisted Living in Belle Plaine, Oak Terrace in Gaylord, and Good Samaritan in Arlington and … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation to Hold Spring Fundraiser, April 22

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Foundation will hold its Spring Fundraiser on Friday, April 22, at the Arlington Community Center featuring country music entertainment by the Chris Hawkey Band. Proceeds from ticket sales, dinner, and the live and silent auctions will help raise money to support improvements on the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center campus in 2016–17. Some of these improvements may include … [Read more...]

Elaine Arion Named Ridgeview Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer

Elaine Arion, Director of Patient Care, Ridgeview Medical Center, has been named Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer. She assumed this new role on Jan. 1, 2016, and succeeds Pat Michaelson, who retired from Ridgeview after 31 years of service. In her new role at Ridgeview, Arion is responsible for inpatient Nursing services, including Emergency Department and Operating … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Foundation Accepting Health Care Scholarship Applications – Deadline: April 1

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Foundation offers high school students who reside in Sibley County the opportunity to receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Qualified students must have maintained a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 and completed the requirements of the application by the scholarship deadline. Scholarships will be awarded to five qualified applicants. To be eligible, students … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Hospice Volunteers Needed

Ridgeview Medical Center is seeking caring individuals to serve as Hospice volunteers. Ridgeview’s Hospice team cares for terminally ill patients, usually in the patient’s own home or in care facilities, during the last months of life. Hospice Volunteers Working along with the medical team, Hospice volunteers provide support and companionship to patients and their families. A background check, … [Read more...]

Free Advance Care Planning Workshops to be Held in Henderson

Who would make health care decisions on your behalf if you’re not able? Ridgeview will host two advance care planning workshops at the Henderson Public Library, 110 6th Street. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30–8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 10–11:30 a.m. Both sessions held in the lower level of the Henderson Public Library These workshops will help participants begin and continue conversations about … [Read more...]