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

Glacial Ridge Health System Offers New Treatment for Chronic Pain
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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...

BBE National Honor Society Provides an Extra Dose of Comfort
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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...

7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality
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7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By John A. Dvorak, Respiratory Therapist Breathing is essential for life, and healthy lungs help keep us healthier overall. When lungs aren’t healthy, it negatively impacts the rest of your body in many areas. Lung disease can affect your cardiovascular system and even lead to a heart attack or stroke. Keeping your lungs healthy and...

Extensive Medical Staff at GRHS
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Extensive Medical Staff at GRHS

Glacial Ridge Health System features 26 physicians and medical practitioners, nearly quadrupling the medical staff just 10 years ago. CEO Kirk Stensrud commends the staff for this achievement. He states, “GRHS has been able to successfully grow in terms of medical staff and specialties they offer because of our friendly staff, cooperative work environment, and...

When Can Work Not Feel Like Work?
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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...

Flu Epidemic Hits Hard
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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...

$22 Million Hospital Expansion Complete
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$22 Million Hospital Expansion Complete

Patients and staff moved into the newly expanded, state-of-the-art hospital facility at Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS) in Glenwood on December 12, 2017. The new facility is the result of a long-term planning process that started with a vision six years ago because the hospital did not have enough patient rooms. In the past 10...

Ready to Give? What Food Shelves Need Most
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Ready to Give? What Food Shelves Need Most

Canned chicken, tuna, and ham Hearty, ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat Canned vegetables Canned fruit and individual fruit cups – they are often low on these Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, individual fruit cups or applesauce, granola bars, single-serving bags of Cheese-Its, or even cookies and...