Blue Cross reimbursement change will plunge rural hospitals into the red

Patient access to care in jeopardy St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) is opposing a payment change plan by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS) scheduled to take effect May 1 that will slash payments to hospitals and have a particularly devastating effect on rural health care. MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa described the payment change as converting BCBS … [Read more...]

2nd Annual SMC Ribbon Cutters 5K Walk/Run

Help Us Cut Out Cancer   Saturday, May 4th, 2013 Race Time: 9:00 A.a. Registration begins at: 8:00 a.m. Four Season's Park, Arlington, MN Registration forms can be picked up at Sibley Medical Center clinics in Arlington, Gaylord, Winthrop, and Henderson or can be downloaded by clicking here: Registration Form for 5K. Proceeds to benefit Sibley County Relay for Life … [Read more...]

Join Us for a Heartburn Education Event in April

If My Heartburn Medicine Works So Well, Why do I keep getting heartburn? With Dr. Robbins, DO Get the best information. Please join us for a presentation, information and refreshments on heartburn and acid reflux. Sibley Medical Center’s general surgeon, Dr. Robbins, will speak on the prevention, treatments and new technology related to these conditions. When: Thursday, April 11th 6:00 … [Read more...]

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month

FREE COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION KITS GIVEN TO ANYONE SCHEDULED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH! Colon and Rectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. BUT, if caught early, it is often curable. TAKE ACTION! The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to start by getting a screening colonoscopy at age 50 (or before age 50 if there is a family history of colon … [Read more...]

Sibley Medical Center American Heart Awareness Month and Free Blood Pressure Testing

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The month of February is national heart disease awareness month, and dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease prevention. Sibley Medical Center is offering free blood pressure readings to the public to help raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. Please come and receive a free … [Read more...]

Sibley Medical Center recognized for efforts to protect patients from influenza

94 percent of facility’s health care workers received influenza vaccination in 2011-12 Sibley Medical Center was among 146 hospitals and nursing homes from around the state recognized  by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among health care workers during the 2011-12 flu season. 117 of Sibley Medical Center health care personnel, … [Read more...]

SMC Offering Multiple Scholarships

Arlington, March 16th 2012 - Sibley Medical Center and Sibley Medical Foundation Offering Multiple $1000 Scholarships Sibley Medical Center and the Sibley Medical Foundation will give thousands of dollars in scholarships to Sibley County high school seniors to prepare them for jobs in the healthcare industry. Scholarships are made available through an endowment of the Sibley Medical Foundation … [Read more...]

Digital Mammography

Arlington, December 2010 - Sibley Medical Center is excited to be able to offer the advance technology of digital mammography to our patients. Due to the generous donation of $100,000 from the Sibley Medical Foundation we were able to purchase this state of the art equipment. The support of the Foundation has been instrumental in helping Sibley Medical Center to continue growing our services to … [Read more...]

New Rehabilitation Center Now Open

Arlington, May 2010---  We are pleased to announce that the  construction of our new Rehabilitation  Center is complete. The new 2185 square  foot area located on the lower level, under  the Arlington clinic, provides for expansion  of physical therapy, occupational therapy,  speech therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, respiratory therapy and stress testing. The  design emphases patient privacy … [Read more...]

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...]