Health care industry challenged by COVID surge, staffing shortages

Mike Phelps, President & CEO Ridgeview It’s not often I write openly to you in this way – speaking about current events in the health care industry and specifically at Ridgeview. The last editorial I shared was November 2020 in which I addressed the first COVID-19 surge. At that time, I acknowledged that you may be “COVID-message fatigued,” yet it is important to address the topic again, in … [Read more...]

Ridgeview joins leading health systems across the Country with implementation of Epic, a new Electronic Health Record

Ridgeview has implemented the premier electronic health record, Epic, across its network of hospitals and clinics. Ridgeview joins the many health care systems across the country in using Epic, which is the largest electronic health record serving more than 250 million patients nationwide. “We are committed to delivering the highest quality of health care to our patients and communities, and … [Read more...]


Join us for french toast, syrup, eggs and sausage. Sunday, May 16, 2021 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. Gaylord EMS Building 220 Jefferson Ave. E., Gaylord, MN Cost: FREE, good will donations are being accepted. All proceeds will help fund the purchase of Automatic Defibrillators (AED) to place throughout the city of Gaylord. Thank you for the generous donations from Brick House Meats, EJ’s Bar and … [Read more...]

March 4, 2021: Ridgeview administering approximately 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines to date

Since receiving its first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December, Ridgeview has administered approximately 20,000 doses to its staff, patients and community members to date. This includes both first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Vaccinations were provided to those meeting State and Federal eligibility criteria at the mobile clinic trailer on Ridgeview’s Waconia … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Vaccinating more than 3,000 Patients at Large-Scale Clinic Event

After receiving its first supply of COVID-19 vaccines for patients just this week, Ridgeview opened a large-scale, appointment-only vaccine clinic at a former dance ballroom in Waconia—administering vaccines to nearly 2,100 of its primary care patients ages 65 years and older Feb. 4-5. More than 1,200 additional doses will be administered on Feb. 8, the third and final day of Ridgeview’s first … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Announces New Naming Convention and Visual Identity

Ridgeview recently announced a new naming strategy and visual identity to better reflect its position as a comprehensive regional health care system.   While the legal entity will remain Ridgeview Medical Center, the new public-facing “name” to identify the system across all locations and services is simply Ridgeview. “Ridgeview has grown and evolved significantly–in the services and … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Clinic in Arlington welcomes Missy Weber, CNP

Missy Weber, CNP, will begin seeing patients at Ridgeview Clinic in Arlington on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Weber provides health and wellness care to people of all ages, including care for chronic conditions and acute illnesses, and has a special interest in geriatrics. Weber has worked as a nursing assistant, a registered nurse in the hospital, in home health care and as a Patient Care … [Read more...]

Ridgeview names Matthew Herold, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs

Matthew Herold, MD, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs at Ridgeview. A practicing physician in Ridgeview’s Emergency Departments since 2005, Dr. Herold also holds leadership roles with his physician practice – Emergency Physicians & Consultants, P.A. – on Ridgeview’s Medical Staff and Ridgeview’s COVID Hospital Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) team. He will remain in these … [Read more...]

Gaylord and Ridgeview Ambulance Service merger is under way

Effective Aug. 30, 2020, Ridgeview Ambulance assumed management operations of the City of Gaylord’s ambulance service. Through the new three-year partnership, the Gaylord-based ambulance and responders will arrive to emergency calls and administer necessary medical care. According to Darel Radde, director of Ridgeview Ambulance, there are approximately 260 ambulance calls per year in … [Read more...]

2020 Flu Shot Clinic

An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect you and your family against seasonal flu. Schedule your flu shot at a Ridgeview Clinic closest to you. … [Read more...]