At-Home Fetal Heartbeat Monitors: Heartfelt or Harmful?

Parents crave peace of mind. It’s stressful to think something could happen to your unborn baby, so doing everything to monitor their baby’s heartbeat at home seems prudent. Unfortunately, though, at-home fetal doppler monitors carry risks and probably aren’t worth it. This growing trend is concerning to doctors and prenatal healthcare professionals. While the FDA…

The Road to Recovery

“I arrived in the ER about Easter time – I had fuzzy thinking and periods of not being able to know dreams from reality – the first week, I remember little. Finally, the fog began to clear and then I found I had no stamina to even walk without help. I learned to walk with…

GRHS RN Earns Certification Few Have

Glacial Ridge Health System congratulates Jeanette Pasche, RN-BC, for earning the Certified in Infection Control (CIC®) credential. Jeanette has demonstrated a mastery of infection prevention and control knowledge, joining approximately 5,000 CIC® practitioners worldwide. Certification is maintained through successful completion of a recertification examination every five years. The purpose of the certification process is to…

Peripheral Artery Disease Testing

Are you at risk for peripheral artery disease? Are you 65 years old or older? Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have high cholesterol? If you answered YES to any of these questions and you have leg pain when you walk that goes away within 10…

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…

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.…

Free Peripheral Artery Disease Testing

Are you at risk for peripheral artery disease? Are you 65 years old or older? Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have high cholesterol? If you answered YES to any of these questions and you have leg pain when you walk that goes away when you…

Care of Elderly Parents

“In April of 2016, my 95 year old mother-in-law was in the hospital for several days. Her husband of 75 years lives in Minnewaska Nursing Home in Starbuck. He really missed her. I got permission to bring him to the hospital in Glenwood to visit. He is 98 years old and although he can move…

Glacial Ridge Named as 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Glacial Ridge Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This achievement validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Kirk Stensrud, CEO.…

Glacial Ridge Hospital’s 1st Baby of 2017 is a Girl

Erica Nicole, daughter of Natasha and Mitchell Trumble of Morris, was born Jan. 02, 2017, at 3:43 p.m., claiming her spot as Glacial Ridge Hospital’s first baby of the year. Her birth was attended by Certified nurse Midwife Jessica van der Hagen (Center). Also pictured are RNs Kori Walker (L) and Brook Wilken (R). Congratulations to the…