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

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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...

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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...

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Physical Therapist is Now a CSMT: Certified Spinal Manual Therapist

Angela Redepenning, Physical Therapist at Glacial Ridge Health System, is now a CSMT “certified spinal manual therapist.” To attain this certification Angela completed a year of coursework, tests, and hands-on training specifically targeted at evaluation and treatment of the spine. You may be thinking – “What is a spinal ‘manual’ therapist?” This means she has...

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Glacial Ridge Health System Offers New Treatment for Chronic Pain

Glacial Ridge Health System now offers COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment, which is a non-invasive, outpatient option for sufferers of chronic pain. Family medicine provider Dr. Gustave Mellgren is certified to provide the COOLIEF treatment, which is intended for those with chronic pain that has lasted longer than three months. Dr. Mellgren can treat those with...

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BBE National Honor Society Provides an Extra Dose of Comfort

Pediatric patients will get an extra dose of comfort at Glacial Ridge Hospital thanks to members of the Brooten-Belgrade-Elrosa (BBE) National Honor Society. To help children feel special and more comfortable, the group made and donated more than 60 pillows for pediatric patients in the emergency room, hospital, or when undergoing surgery. A note from...

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When Can Work Not Feel Like Work?

Our employees say it best – and we’re seeking excellent people to join us. “Heartfelt care” isn’t just our tagline. You can feel it, see it, and live it every day – as a patient, visitor, and EMPLOYEE! It’s a great place to work and receive health care. Our positions are open until filled by the...

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Flu Epidemic Hits Hard

“I have never seen the CDC flu map entirely brown (widespread) across the United States at the same time before. This is a flu epidemic,” said Jeanette Pasche, RN-BC, Infection Preventionist at Glacial Ridge Health System and board certified in infection control. “Usually, the flu starts in the southeast, and by the time it has spread to...