Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Meet Your Local EMS

“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re…

Specialties in Occupational Therapy Help Patients Overcome Daily Challenges

By Tammy Vig, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent – or live better with – an injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapy involves more than what you may think including many specialty services. Did you know that…

Rise and Shine!

Our Glenwood Family Eye Center staff started this beautiful Friday hosting the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce #RiseandShine! We are grateful to be able to provide a high level of comprehensive eye care in our community and appreciate everyone’s support. Learn more about the comprehensive services available at Glenwood Family Eye Center and don’t miss the Spice Up…

Outstanding Staff From ER to Physical Therapy

“I have two individuals I would like to thank, each of whom are outstanding individuals. First Angela in physical therapy. She is not only my therapist but a friend. She is kind, considerate and truly cares about your well being. She goes above and beyond to help you feel better. She is truly a gift…

“Doc, my knee is killing me. What can I do?”

By Gustave L. Mellgren, M.D., Family Medicine with Obstetrics Sound familiar to you or someone you know? If so, you are not alone. Chronic knee pain affects 25% of adults. Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain that limits people from activities they want to do or which keeps their body healthy. Staying…

Move It Or Lose It

“My experience with the Wellness Center has been a long and enjoyable one. I have been with the organization at least 10 years. I have followed all the changes from the old fitness center with remodels and have happily enjoyed the new center. I started with my trainer around four years ago. She has been a…

COPD: Don’t Get Used to Your Disease!

By John Allan Dvorak, Certified Respiratory Therapist When it comes to lung disease, people naturally get used to their symptoms and downplay how serious their disease truly is. “A lot of respiratory patients appear to have shortness of breath or they have difficulty breathing, yet when asked if they feel short of breath or if…

Local Orthopedic Physician Dr. Michael Holte Joins Glacial Ridge Health System

Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Dr. Michael Holte as our full-time, on-staff orthopedist, as we continue to expand the healthcare provided to residents in Pope County and beyond. From hip and knee replacements to sports medicine, Dr. Holte has 27 years of experience and proven results in surgery and general orthopedics, as well as a…

An Amazing Way to Start Our New Family

“My husband, Aaron, and I gave birth to our baby boy, Owen, on March 2nd at GRHS. When we got home, we reflected on our delivery and stay experience at GRHS so many times and agreed that it was a 100% positive experience. We were so happy and impressed by the care we received, the…

Very Educated Staff Made Scary Experience Reassuring

“I had a very scary experience needing an ambulance and emergency department care. The ambulance crew was amazing. Dr. Dahlke and nurses were fantastic in the hospital. My physical therapist, Mikayla, was very experienced and understanding of my needs. I’m recovering and so thankful for our hospital and great staff!” – Judy S., Glenwood