February Clinton Clinic Schedule

February Clinton Calender

2016 New Year’s Baby

2016 New Years Baby

2016 New Years Baby

The FIRST BABY BORN IN 2016 at the Ortonville Hospital was Dexter Pinkert-Wellnitz. Dexter is the son of Kayla Pinkert and Jacob Wellnitz of Milbank, SD. He entered this world on Monday, Jan. 4th at 11:51am, weighing 8 lbs 2 oz. and measuring 21-1/2″ in length. Grandparents are Kim & Ron Bjerke, Paul & Alicia Pinkert and Chad & Lynn Wientjes, Dr. Susan Andersen delivered Dexter.

The basket in the picture includes gifts from OAHS and the OAHS Auxiliary.

2015 Christmas Baby

2015 Christmas BabyTHE  2015  OAHS CHRISTMAS  BABY  is Kipton Weber. Kipton is the son of Tony and Katie Weber of Ortonville, MN. He was born on Dec. 18th at 8:48am, was 20 inches long and weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz.  Grandparents are David and Janet Weber and Janet and Kenny Hedge. Kipton has two older siblings Kylie and Tony Jr. (JR).

The basket in the picture includes gifts from OAHS and the OAHS Auxiliary.

Dr. Bob Ross has a special relationship with this family as he has delivered all five of them.

 

Patient Satisfaction Surveys from Ortonville Area Health Services

Patient Satisfaction Surveys, we have all received them and we have all probably thought the same thing when we open them: “Really…another one?!” Maybe it’s time for us to explain why you receive patient satisfaction surveys and the important role that they have in the care that you receive.

Healthcare organizations are required on both the state and federal level, to survey patients to improve patient satisfaction. OAHS currently partners with a company called Press Ganey to manage our survey & reporting process.  Press Ganey is a highly regarded strategic partner to more than 20,000 health care organizations & provides a highly secure and private process for deploying surveys.

Surveys give patients the opportunity and freedom to share about their experiences.  No matter what brings you to a healthcare facility, health care can be stressful and overwhelming. With that understanding we are always looking for ways to make your experience as positive as possible and that is where the surveys come in.  What you experience matters! Whether you had to park too far away or perhaps the exam room was chilly, we want to know about it. Responses and Survey scores help us to know what we do well and help to identify ways of improving health care for you the patient.

Finding areas that we can improve on will always be one of our most important goals. However we also understand the importance or celebrating things that go well. We share the overall data results with our staff members and use the information to both celebrate successes and target areas that we can improve on.

Following any visit at OAHS you may receive a patient survey in the mail.  If you receive a survey in the mail or via email, please take the opportunity to let us know what we did well, and how we can improve.  OAHS appreciates the time you take to respond to the survey and we want to partner with you to improve the services we provide.   We are interested in your feedback, we are interested in improving quality and just want to do things better.   Our focus is you.

Clinton Clinic January Hours

Clinton January Schedule

Clinton Clinic December Schedule

Clinton Calender Dec

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

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!

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Great American Smokeout

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.

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November Schedule for the Clinton Clinic

Did you know that three of our providers see patients at the Clinton Clinic? We understand the importance of having quality health care that is conveniently located.  With that in mind, each month we will be posting the office hours for the Clinton Clinic in this space.
Clinton Calender Nov

American Diabetes Month

Back Row: Jon Rogers, Lynn Vangsness, Kelly Rademacher, Jessica Vanhoorn, Neva Foster, Kristine Meyer and Kim McCrea Middle Row: Dee Strege Liz Sorenson, Diane Wolff, Kris Ninneman Front Row: Brittany Swigerd and Natasha Hynnek Not Pictured: Meg Scholberg, Kate Welberg, Kris Redfield, Melissa Sletten, and Jeanette Felton

Back Row: Jon Rogers, Lynn Vangsness, Kelly Rademacher, Jessica Vanhoorn, Neva Foster, Kristine Meyer and Kim McCrea
Middle Row: Dee Strege Liz Sorenson, Diane Wolff, Kris Ninneman
Front Row: Brittany Swigerd and Natasha Hynnek
Not Pictured: Meg Scholberg, Kate Welberg, Kris Redfield, Melissa Sletten, and Jeanette Felton

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.