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

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...

Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice Staff Use Precautionary Measures and Continue to Provide Service to the Community
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Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice Staff Use Precautionary Measures and Continue to Provide Service to the Community

Enhancements have been made to the protocols at Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice to help ensure the safety of their clients and staff during COVID-19 times. Prior to their scheduled work shifts, the entire staff is expected to self-check for fever, sore throat, cough, or any other respiratory symptom and report to their manager prior...

GRHS and Glenwood Retirement Village Collaborate on Tele-Health Visits for Resident Safety
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GRHS and Glenwood Retirement Village Collaborate on Tele-Health Visits for Resident Safety

Glacial Ridge Health System and Glenwood Retirement Village are now utilizing GRHS’ Tele-Health option for many clinical concerns. This secure program provides GRV nursing home residents a clinic visit with a GRHS provider – without leaving the building. In addition to efficiency, it improves safety for residents by eliminating the potential community exposure to respiratory...

How to Donate PPE and Hand-Sewn Facemasks to GRHS
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How to Donate PPE and Hand-Sewn Facemasks to GRHS

Glacial Ridge Health System has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – gowns, masks, personal respirators, face shields, eye goggles – currently on hand to protect our employees and patients from COVID-19. However, the global supply continues to be uncertain and we are actively taking steps to secure more supplies. We are proactively...