Category: GRHS News

Thank You PAD Prairie Initiative
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Thank You PAD Prairie Initiative

What a wonderful partnership we’ve enjoyed with the team from the PAD Prairie Initiative! Thanks for helping us launch the successful Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) rehab and screening program at Glacial Ridge. #PeripheralArteryDisease #ListenToYourLegs

Dancers Bring Comfort for Pediatric Patients
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Dancers Bring Comfort for Pediatric Patients

Staff at Glacial Ridge Health System accepted the generous stuffed animal donation from Dancin’ Off Broadway. Dancers in the winter show donated stuffed animals for the local hospitals. Pediatric patients at Glacial Ridge Hospital, ER, and OR can receive a stuffed animal to help them feel a little extra touch of comfort. From left Tara Giese,...

Heartburn? Acid Reflux? Dr. Colsen Can Help
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Heartburn? Acid Reflux? Dr. Colsen Can Help

By Elizabeth Colsen, M.D., General Surgery Living with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be difficult for many people. When tempted to over-indulge, remember to maintain a reasonable amount of self-restraint, eat slowly and not too close to bedtime, and steer clear of your trigger foods. Limit alcohol consumption to one or two drinks because alcohol...

Worry-free Living Packed with Perks
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Worry-free Living Packed with Perks

By Jim Palmer, Senior Perspective, November 2018 The weather is turning colder every day and more shoveling is on the way for homeowners. But there is another option. At Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood, all the shoveling is taken care of, along with just about everything else. Plus, the Villa has a long list of perks...

No One Fights Alone
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No One Fights Alone

It takes only one person with a plan to start the momentum. Kate Jacobsen (left) wanted to do something special for people in our community who are battling cancer. Kate’s idea was to put together some comfort kits for patients undergoing chemotherapy at Glacial Ridge Hospital. She reached out to her Facebook friends to help...

Hospital Auxiliary’s Harvest Ball Raises $20,000
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Hospital Auxiliary’s Harvest Ball Raises $20,000

The Auxiliary of Glacial Ridge Hospital hosted another successful Harvest Ball fundraiser which allowed them to complete their $50,000 pledge from three years ago. Hospital Auxiliary Treasurer Vonnie Anderson presented a check for $10,000 to hospital nurses Ashley Bacon, Tara Giese, and Hayley Hoiland. The $50,000 pledge was to purchase 22 new vital sign machines for...