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).

6 Ways to Kick Stress for Good This Summer

Take a moment and think about your stress levels. How are you? Perhaps you’re doing great, or maybe you feel taxed and worn out. Maybe you were stressed when the holidays rolled around last year, but now it’s Summer and you’re still threadbare. Stress isn’t just a seasonal thing. For the first time in ten…

The Word is Out: Expanding Services for a Healthier You

You can trust us to simplify your life by taking care of all your health care needs under one roof. At Glacial Ridge Health System, we constantly evaluate our techniques and procedures to enhance our treatment methods, upgrade our technologies, and expand our services for your convenience. Each year, approximately 935,000 people in the U.S.…

Not All Sunglasses are Created Equal

Nobody likes sunburned skin and most of us are pretty good at using sunscreen, but UV rays can make your eyes miserable too. Sunglasses actually differ in quality and apparently have unofficial expiration dates so if your eyes hurt after a day in the sun, it may be time to ditch yours and find a new…

Wood Ticks Are Out

By Erin Dahlke, MD, Family Medicine with Obstetrics We are likely going to come across more wood ticks in 2017. An increase in mice and deer populations can lead to an increase in ticks because they carry a good portion of the tick population. When more ticks feed, more ticks produce offspring. From early spring…

Hospital Expansion Project On Track

The hospital expansion project at Glacial Ridge Hospital System is on track, and even ahead of schedule. The expansion was projected to be finished in February 2018, but CEO Kirk Stensrud said it may be finished sometime in December 2017. “Everything is going great,” Stensrud commented, “They’ve started to get some paint on the walls.…

Marthaler Chevrolet Donates $6,000 to Riding for a Cause

The 21st Annual Hospice Ride is off to another great start with the support of Marthaler Chevrolet. Mitch Gossleing and a few of the staff presented a $6,000 check to Tina Blair and Tammy Kluver representing Glacial Ridge Hospice Ride Committee. The annual Riding for a Cause motorcycle and car run is set for Saturday,…