St. Gabriel’s Hospital

Exchange Club chooses 43rd Book of Golden Deeds recipient by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Jeanette Ploof has been involved in the community most of her life. But it wasn’t until after her husband’s death in 2004, that it became a full-time calling for her. Ploof was the eldest of seven children growing up on a dairy [...]

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Kelsey, left, and Jacob Zeis of Burtrum, welcomed their first child, Sophie Lucille, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Kelsey said Sophie wasn’t due until Jan. 7, and while her water broke at 2 a.m., Sophie didn’t make her appearance until 10:02 p.m., weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. [...]

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Little Falls Orthopedics (LFO) recently implemented a new computed radiography (CR) digital imaging system, bringing benefits both to the Little Falls location as well as LFO’s satellite clinics throughout central Minnesota. The equipment used is quite similar to conventional radiography, except instead of using traditional x-ray film and chemicals, the image is captured on an [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer St. Gabriel’s Hospital is required to conduct a comprehensive health needs assessment of the county every three years. In partnership with Morrison County’s Public Health and Social Services departments, a survey was completed in 2012. “We sent 800 surveys to homes in the county,” said Pat Rioux, communications manager for [...]

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St. Gabriel’s meets challenges of  providing rural health care By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The second annual Rural Health Day will be Thursday,  Nov. 15, as declared by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. The annual event was established by the National Organizations of State Offices of Rural Health as the third Thursday in November. “Providing health [...]

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The RN began her career at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in 1975 By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After 37 years at St. Gabriel’s Hospital, and 17 with the hospice program, Maureen Nelson has retired. Sept. 2 was her last day. “Unity Family Hospice has thrived through Maureen’s outgoing personality, compassionate demeanor and knowledge in symptom management,” said Laura Scherer, RN, [...]

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Bicyclists of all ages are invited to participate in the 16th annual “Ride for Unity” bicycle tour through Central Minnesota Friday, May 18. The scenic ride, which is being held this year as part of the Healthy Communities Collaborative Rock ‘n Run event, is sponsored by St. Gabriel’s Hospital Auxiliary with all proceeds supporting the [...]

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Family Medical Center and St. Gabriel’s Hospital are teaming up to sponsor “Spring into Health: Women’s Health Expo,” from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, on the first floor of St. Gabriel’s Hospital. The event features annual screening exams and mammograms, presentations on diet and exercise, massages, manicures, reflexology, prize drawings and refreshments. [...]

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For the first time since the Francis Award was initiated in 1982, a physician has been chosen to receive the award which honors a Unity Family Healthcare employee. James Gehant, MD, was selected for the 2011 Francis Award at the annual Unity Family Healthcare (UFH) Employee Recognition Dinner held Feb. 16 at the Falls Ballroom. [...]

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