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...]

Area residents invited to participate in community health opinion survey

Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services is conducting a community health survey to help plan for how it will deliver essential public health services to: Assure an adequate local public health infrastructure. Promote healthy communities and healthy behavior. Prevent the spread of infectious disease. Protect against environmental health hazards. Prepare for and respond to … [Read more...]

Heidi Otto, CNP, joins Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center is pleased to welcome Heidi Otto, CNP. She began seeing patients at the Ridgeview Henderson and Ridgeview Arlington Clinic locations Dec. 7. After working as a registered nurse for 27 years, Otto earned her nurse practitioner degree and began practicing in this capacity in 2014. Otto is a board-certified lactation consultant and enjoys providing family-centered … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Designated as a Stroke-Ready Hospital

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center joins 89 Minnesota hospitals recognized for their preparedness to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency treatment to patients with acute stroke symptoms. Nearly one in three Minnesota stroke victims first receive care at a small, rural hospital. In addition, more than one-third of Minnesotans live more than 60 minutes away from a Primary Stroke Center. These … [Read more...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New mammography technology available at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center According the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram–the screening test for breast … [Read more...]

Orthopedic Surgeon Charles, Eggert, MD, to See Patients at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

Twin Cities Orthopedics and Ridgeview Medical Center announced the addition of Charles Eggert, MD to their team of physicians. Dr. Eggert is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. He will begin seeing patients on Sept. 8 and will hold his clinics at TCO locations in Chaska and Waconia and at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Dr. Eggert will perform surgical … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Announces Fall Flu Clinic Dates

Visit one of our scheduled immunization clinics, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., listed below:* Ridgeview Winthrop Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 23 Arlington Community Center Thursday, Sept. 24 Gaylord Public Library Monday, Sept. 28 Ridgeview Henderson Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 30 Bring your insurance card and be prepared to complete a short questionnaire requiring an address, phone number, age and Social … [Read more...]