Author: Glacial Ridge Health System (Glacial Ridge Health System)

GRHS Ranked High in State’s Top 150 Workplaces for 2020
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GRHS Ranked High in State’s Top 150 Workplaces for 2020

Originally posted and printed by the Pope County Tribune, June 29, 2020 Three Pope County companies have been named as Top Workplaces by the StarTribune for 2020. Minnesota employees completed employee satisfaction surveys by Energage, an independent survey company. With the results, Energage ranked the top 150 Minnesota employers in three sizes of companies as Top...

Glacial Ridge Hospice Thanks Marthaler Chevrolet
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Glacial Ridge Hospice Thanks Marthaler Chevrolet

Glacial Ridge Hospice appreciates the continued support and generous donation of $2,000 to the hospice program from Marthaler Chevrolet in Glenwood who has been the corporate sponsor of the “Riding For a Cause” Motorcycle Ride and Car Run. The 24th annual Hospice Ride gathering wasn’t able to be held as usual due to the COVID-19...

6 Ways a Hobby Can Boost Your Health
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6 Ways a Hobby Can Boost Your Health

You have probably heard the saying “Get a hobby” in a negative tone, but it’s also good health advice. Here are six ways that pursuing a favorite pastime can deliver health benefits. 1. Reduce Stress – When you’re absorbed in a hobby, the other cares and stresses of life fall away. In addition, hobbies like...

Kick-Off Summer Vacation with the GRHS Virtual Scrub Run / Walk / Bike / Hike
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Kick-Off Summer Vacation with the GRHS Virtual Scrub Run / Walk / Bike / Hike

With the CDC’s recommendation to maintain physical distancing, individuals and families are still encouraged to keep moving through COVID-19. The 6th Annual GRHS 5K Scrub Run/Walk, scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020, will “run” a little different this year. The event will be held virtually, and not as a large group.  The rules of the...

Elective Surgeries and Procedures Resume at Glacial Ridge Hospital
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Elective Surgeries and Procedures Resume at Glacial Ridge Hospital

An elective surgery is often an essential surgery because it is needed to avoid future complications, relieve or alleviate pain, regain mobility, and live healthier. Glacial Ridge Hospital is now able to resume these non-emergency procedures for optimal health. Governor Walz lifted the elective surgery suspension on May 5 effective May 11, as hospitals in...

Is Your Shoulder Ready For Summer’s (Social Distance) Activities?
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Is Your Shoulder Ready For Summer’s (Social Distance) Activities?

By Michelle Linz, Occupational Therapy Spring is a time when golfing and fishing are a few activities that people can get out and enjoy again, but they may cause irritation or pain in the shoulder joint. Did you know that Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with a variety of issues and diagnoses involving the shoulder joint?...

GRHS Testing “Strike Team” Provides Partnership, Peace of Mind for Area’s Long-term Care Facilities
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GRHS Testing “Strike Team” Provides Partnership, Peace of Mind for Area’s Long-term Care Facilities

In collaboration with area nursing home and assisted living facilities, Glacial Ridge Health System has assembled a testing “strike team,” as the state refers to them, to respond within 24 hours to a need for mass testing for the coronavirus. This is a key component in helping to identify and stop a potential spread within...

Ticks Are Back: First Aid for Bites and Prevention
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Ticks Are Back: First Aid for Bites and Prevention

By Erin Dahlke, MD, Family Medicine We are likely going to come across more wood ticks in 2020. Warmer temperatures in the Midwest will prolong the tick season. Wetter conditions will make ticks more widespread than usual. When more ticks feed, more ticks produce offspring. From early spring throughout summer, they are lurking on pets as...