It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With that in mind we recently asked a some of our staff to share their best Christmas memories. Merry Christmas!
Every November the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout is recognized on the third Thursday of the month with the hope of encouraging smokers to quit for the last time. OAHS wants to help you succeed in your fight against smoking. If you are interested in quitting please call 320-839-6157 to set up your free smoking cessation consultation with Dr. Bob Ross.
Our staff will help you quit like a champion.
ORTONVILLE AREA HEALTH SERVICES HOLDS FIRST CLASS OF I CAN PREVENT DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Ortonville Area Health Services I Can Prevent Diabetes Coaches and Clinic nurses Brittany Swigerd, RN and Natasha Hynnek, LPN are excited to be holding the first OAHS I Can Prevent Diabetes class with 16 Enrollees.
I CAN Prevent Diabetes is a collaborative, community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. The Minnesota Individuals and Communities Acting Now Prevent Diabetes (I CAN PD) offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. ICANPD is a marketing term for promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in Minnesota. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s curriculum and National Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards.
- The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills.
- Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for 6 months and then monthly for 6 months.
- This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
Fast Facts about Prediabetes
- Over 86 million American adults have prediabetes
- Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it
- Without weight loss and moderate physical activity 15%-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years
For more information about I Can Prevent Diabetes on the web http://icanpreventdiabetes.org/
To learn more about the program contact Brittany Swigerd, RN or Natasha Hynnek, LPN at 320-839-6157.
The Minnesota Health Action Group, The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Champions of Change and the State of Minnesota Quality Incentive Payment System public purchasers, recently recognized Northside Medical Clinic – Ortonville Area Health Services for meeting the improvement goal for the Optimal Vascular Care Quality measure in 2015.
The Minnesota Health Action Group is the only Minnesota organization whose sole purpose is to represent the collective voice of those who pay the bill for health care — employers, public purchasers, and individuals. It organizational goals are to drive innovation, collaboration and engagement in ways that improve health care and ensure the economic vitality of all Minnesota communities.
The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence (MNBTE) program advances both care delivery and outcomes by rewarding clinics for meeting or exceeding a strict set of care standards for patients with diabetes, depression, and vascular disease. These conditions are known to be primary drivers of health care costs.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Community style acupuncture is performed in a group setting where patients are treated in a relaxed environment. During these times patients are able to rest peacefully in a reclining chair and receive acupuncture for a reduced fee. In this setting, there is no need to undress as treatments are completed using acupuncture points only on the arms, legs, and head. Having multiple chairs available allows you to stay as long or as short as you would like while receiving acupuncture; as little as 15 minutes up to an hour or more. The average time is 20-25 minutes. You’ll learn when you feel “Done” as your body will become more alert and awake, then the needles can be removed at that time. You can also bring friends or family members to experience acupuncture with you.
Conditions that Britney has treated include a variety of pain (low back, arthritic, knee, thalamic, post-surgery), neuropathy of hands and feet; sleep issues, gynecology issues, mental health including depression and anxiety, common colds and stress reduction.
Britney’s hours are:
Wednesdays & Thursdays – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an acupuncture appointment with Britney, please call 320-839-6157.
We are happy to announce that Jamie Gulley and Jenea Schneider are each recipients of a $2,000 scholarship given by Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) and Sanford Health Network.
Pictured here with Kevin Benson, CFO for OAHS, the recipients were all smiles.