St. Gabriel’s Hospital

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor It’s not odd that the victim of a shooting would end up at the emergency room (ER) at St. Gabriel’s Hospital — what would be different is if the victim was shot while in the ER. That was one scenario, that of an active shooter in the emergency room at St. [...]

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St. Gabriel’s Hospital received notification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 11, that the hospital is in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for critical access hospitals and has rescinded its previous notification regarding participation in the Medicare program. Lee Boyles, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health president, said employees, providers and [...]

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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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Anyone who has ever thought about what kind of care they want, need or have available as they approach the end of life, may find the answers at a forum entitled, “Care on Your Terms Matters.” The forum, sponsored by Unity Family Home Care and St. Gabriel’s Hospital, will be held Thursday, from 7 p.m. [...]

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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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