Community Open House – Hospital & Clinic Expansion

You are cordially invited to an Open House on Sunday, December 3 @ 2 – 5p for a preview of your newest community hospital expansion. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the modern hospital completely rethought. It began with GRHS building for the future. The plan to upgrade current hospital rooms had been in the works for…

Take Alkaline Diets With a Grain of Salt

Even with the alkaline diet’s recent popularity and age-old recommendations to cut salt in our diets, there’s still a lot of confusion about sodium levels, PH, and how our bodies keep the right balance of electrolytes, acidity, and alkalinity. Understanding how sodium and PH levels work in your body helps you stay more aware of…

Physical Therapy Staff Treat Pain and Give Back

During National Physical Therapy Month in October, the 11-person physical therapy team at Glacial Ridge Hospital highlighted their profession while also giving back to the community. For a free-will donation or non-perishable food or hygiene items, employees were treated to a 10-minute massage by the physical therapy staff. Representing Pope County Hearts and Hands Food…

Aches and Pains or Arthritis?

Arthritis, for many Americans, is a frustrating and disabling condition. According to the CDC, more than one in four adults in the US has it—that’s 54.4 million people! It’s also one of the leading causes of disability and, it’s also the biggest reason people around the world retire early. This condition has a significant impact…

My Mother Received Compassionate and Thorough Care

“My mom is fairly new to the area, moving to Glenwood last fall from Southern California. She was not feeling well so I took her to the clinic and she saw Dr. Dahlke. She was so kind and compassionate, concerned, thorough, and sweet – as well as the nursing staff. They all took such good…

Can Physical Therapy Help Prostate Cancer Symptoms?

Life can be complicated enough. Men often have urinary incontinence after surgery or radiation after prostate cancer and should prepare for this possibility so life can get back to normal as soon as possible. To give you a little background on prostate cancer, it mainly develops after age 65. Thankfully, it is a slow-growing cancer…

Certified Wound Care Nurse Helped Save My Foot

“My story starts with orthopedic surgery to fuse my right heel at the University of MN Health Clinic in Minneapolis. Even though the incision was seven inches long from ankle bone height to the back side of it down and forward to the middle of the outside of the foot, and three screws put in to stabilize…

Burn Treatment: Go In or Stay Home?

Burns hurt. Besides damaging the skin, burns sometimes cause dangerous complications such as infections. How you treat your burn impacts the healing process—for better or worse. When burns happen, many people reach for home remedies or wait it out. If it’s severe enough, they may go to the walk-in clinic or ER. Since there are…

Wellness Center Open House

Save the date for a week-long Open House at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center on October 23-27. Join us in celebrating our 1-year anniversary at the new facility on Franklin St. S., attached to the Villa. Bring your family and friends and enjoy free use of the facility, classes, and pool all week. There are daily drawings for…

Proper Contact Lens Use – A Clear Priority

Contact lenses can miraculously improve your vision, but wearing them the wrong way can actually harm your eyesight. This summer, one New York Times article reported about a lady who had 27 contact lenses removed from her right eye. Ouch! Her doctors noticed the problem while prepping her for cataract surgery. Thankfully, it’s fairly rare…