Category: GRHS News

Pulmonary Rehab Treats Lung Diseases
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Pulmonary Rehab Treats Lung Diseases

The Pulmonary Rehab department at Glacial Ridge Health System combines education and exercise activities for their patients with lung disorders, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath during physical activities like walking, wheezing, chest tightness, a chronic cough, or frequent respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, plus other symptoms. Pictured...

Starbuck Medical Center Open House July 17
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Starbuck Medical Center Open House July 17

It’s time to celebrate the opening with a Community Open House. Join the familiar staff you’ve come to know and trust from Glacial Ridge Health System at our new clinic in Starbuck on Tuesday, July 17th from 4-7 p.m. Take a guided tour of your new clinic Enjoy refreshments Register for $25 gift cards to...

Starbuck Medical Center is Now Open!
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Starbuck Medical Center is Now Open!

Starbuck Medical Center opened on June 25th with the same staff you’ve come to know and trust in Glenwood, including our radiology technologists, lab technicians, and nursing staff. Dr. Erin Dahlke, Dr. Laura Huggins, Nurse Practitioner Tanya Freske, and Nurse Practitioner Amy Brandt provide a full spectrum of care for your entire family – now in Starbuck. Why build a...

Glacial Ridge Homecare Purchases Minnewaska Homecare
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Glacial Ridge Homecare Purchases Minnewaska Homecare

Glacial Ridge Homecare recently purchased Minnewaska Homecare in Starbuck. For several months, Glacial Ridge Homecare Manager Tina Blair worked closely with Minnewaska Home Care staff and Horizon Public Health nurses to ensure a smooth process. In addition, some of the staff from Minnewaska Home Care joined Glacial Ridge Homecare during the transition. “Glacial Ridge Homecare...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Meet Your Local EMS Team
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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Meet Your Local EMS Team

“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re...

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...

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...

$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...