2016 Sanford Health Network Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Weber
Jennifer Weber, pictured here with Dr. Al Ross and OAHS CEO David Rogers, was recently awarded a $2000 Sanford Health Network Scholarship through Ortonville Area Health Services. Jennifer is the daughter of Steve Weber and Christi Boyle and  lives in Odessa, MN. In high school she was involved in band, jazz band,  pep band, drama, stage crew, church events, mission trips, 4 H, local EMT class and blood drive.  Jennifer works as a dietary aide and CNA at Northridge Residence and plans to attend South Dakota State University this fall for pre-nursing. After graduation she would like to return to Ortonville.

National Women’s Health Week

Womens health Week

Ortonville Area Health Services in celebration of National Women’s Health Week handed out flowers to all adult women this week in hopes to empower women to make their health a priority by getting preventative screenings done, getting active, eating healthy, paying attention to their mental well being and avoiding unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and texting while driving.  Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day on May 8th  and is celebrated until May 14th.  For more information on National Women’s Health Week and to take the pledge go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/

Clinton Clinic May Schedule

Clinton Schedule May

Lab Promos 2016

Lab Promotions 2016

Heart and Vascular Screens

Ortonville Screenings

May 12th and 13th 
9:30am – 3:30pm

The Heart Screen™: For ages 40-75.
The Vascular Screen: For those 40 or older.
Type 1 diabetics should be screened at age 30 or older.

Only $25 for each screen!

For more information, or to schedule a screen
Please call April at 320-839-4005

Ortonville Area Health Services
450 Eastvold Ave.
Ortonville, MN 56278

 

Clinton Clinic April Schedule

Clinton Schedule April

National Doctors’ Day

Doctors Day 2016 for web

OAHS Easter Weekend Hours

2016 Easter

March Clinton Clinic Schedule

Clinton Schedule March

Learn How to Create a Healthier Lifestyle and Prevent Diabetes!

ICPDOrtonville Area Health Services is offering a diabetes prevention program. I Can Prevent Diabetes is a CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. This community-based, lifestyle change program offers diabetes prevention education for people with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes.

The next class will be offered on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning May 3rd. We meet 16 times throughout a 6 month period and then will continue to meet once per month to complete a full year long course.

The cost for the I Can Prevent Diabetes program is $75,
which is fully refunded if 15 of the 16 classes are attended.
Attendance incentives will also be given at each class meeting.

Groups will meet with a trained OAHS lifestyle coach once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. After the initial 16-week program is complete, support and additional learning
session will be offered on a monthly basis for 6 months.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE I CAN PREVENT DIABETES PROGRAM?

Risk Factors for Type 2 diabetes include:
• High blood pressure
• Elevated lipids (cholesterol triglycerides, LDL)
• Obesity (BMI >30)
• Family history of Type 2 diabetes
• History of gestational diabetes

We are looking for participants to take part in a group program that uses a community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes. This program may be for you if you are:
• 18 years or older
• At risk for but NOT currently diagnosed with diabetes
• Overweight
• Not pregnant

“We have offered the I Can Prevent Diabetes class once in the past year with great feedback from participants,” says Brittany Swigerd, RN, Lifestyle Coach & staff nurse at Northside Medical Clinic. “Making simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthier and getting more physically active has proven effective for prevention of diabetes. A 5 to 7 percent weight loss can really make a difference.”

Space is limited to about a dozen participants. To register for this program or if you have questions, contact Brittany Swigerd, RN or Natasha Hynnek, LPN, Northside Medical Clinic at (320) 839-6157.

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.