Can’t Sleep It Off? Try a Sleep Study

Sometimes we’re tired without knowing why — it could be stress, diet, or another reason altogether. Many Americans go through their lives struggling with sleep. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) actually considers sleep problems a significant “public health problem” and some communities are beginning to take notice. This epidemic isn’t spread from person-to-person, but its…

Clean Eating: The Dirt on a Popular Fad

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D. ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics Setting impossible goals for ourselves can make us reach for any shortcut, even if it hurts our bodies. Motivated by health, some people are cutting out entire food groups and depriving themselves of important nutrients in the process. Clean eating is a trend with very…

The Future of Rural Health Care Revealed

Community members met with CEO Kirk Stensrud from Glacial Ridge Health System at an open forum on June 21 to discuss the future of rural health care and its complexity. Stensrud explained how changes made at a legislative level effect rural communities’ access to health care differently than metro areas. He then identified for the…

Interesting Sleep Facts: Know Your Zzzs

We spend a full third of our lives asleep, but there’s still so much many of us don’t know about this essential aspect of our health. Sleep is an important opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate our minds and bodies. Without any sleep, our health quickly fails because sleep impacts every organ system in the human…

School and Sports Physicals Due

Shorten Your “Must Do’s” & Enjoy More “Want To’s” How good will it feel to have this task taken care of before the first day of pre-season practice? If your student needs an athletic physical, pre-Kindergarten exam, or even their annual well-being check-up, we can help you get that off your “to-do” list. At Glenwood…

You’re Invited! 5K Scrub Run/Walk

Join us for a fun, family event along beautiful Lake Minnewaska on August 26. You and your family can walk, run, or cheer for others crossing the finish line. Dogs and strollers are welcome! Whatever your health and fitness goals are, you can achieve them. Inspired by former physician and friend Dr. Mark Johnson, everyone…

No Shots, No School

Kids may be happy to hear, “No shots, no school,” but they need them. It’s Minnesota state law. All students must be up-to-date with all required immunizations prior to the start of the school year or have a medical or notarized conscientious objection form submitted to the school, otherwise, they can not attend. Students entering…

GRHS Employees Donate $11,836 to the United Way

Employees from Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS) present a check for $11,836 to the local United Way toward their annu­al LIVE UNITED fundraising drive. This year’s donations far exceeded the goals set by GRHS’ United Way Committee. The goal was to raise $8,500 with a stretch goal of $9,000. In celebration of achieving their stretch…

Sibell Retires From Hospital Board After 20 Years

Recognized for representing Glenwood Township for 20 years, Glacial Ridge Hospital Board of Directors‘ President Dr. Gerald Maher, presented a plaque to David Sibell and thanked him for his many years of service. The two reminisced about the many changes the hospital and Glacial Ridge Health System has seen in that time.

Breastfeeding Covers Donated for Nursing Moms

Karen M. sewed and donated 25 nursing covers for breastfeeding moms with material purchased by Glenwood State Bank. These covers will be given to new mothers at Glacial Ridge Hospital. Pictured with Karen are Jessica Wilson, RN (left) and Quinn Jacobs, RN and Certified Lactation Consultant (right).