Archives for 2018

Heart and Vascular Screenings

Annual Lab Promotion May 9th -11th

Motherhood and More – An OAHS Women’s Expo

Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) is excited to announce the upcoming Motherhood and More event, April 6th at the Ortonville Armory.

This event will feature motherhood-inspired vendors as well as motivational speaker and life coach, Kathryn Vigness.

As a self-proclaimed soulpreneur, encourager, and lover of all things happy, Kathryn inspires and encourages those around her to live with intention.  As a mama to three boys under the age of seven, Kathryn demonstrates the importance of self-love, being seen amidst the messiness of life, and finding beauty at rock bottom. Her energy and belly laughs are contagious, her stories are memorable, and her passions are a magnetic attraction for others.

As an avid writer, Kathryn is the co-author of #soulprompt: an inspirational journal that unfolds when you do, a featured blogger for elephantjournal, a contributing author in the book and documentary series, StoREALities, and will be releasing her memoir, Growing Wild, in 2018.

“OAHS has a passion for moms and we want to lift you up and encourage you to keep doing the great work you are already doing!” said OAHS’ Beth Fladhammer, FNP” Kathryn Vigness is going to be amazing!”

Doors open at 5:30 pm for shopping and refreshments and Kathryn will begin at 7:30 pm.

2018 Student Internship Opportunity

Through a joint effort with the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, MN Department of Health and OAHS, we are accepting applications for the summer internship program. This Summer Health Care Intern Program (SHCIP) allows students to gain valuable experience in a healthcare setting and encourage students to explore healthcare careers.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • High School students who will be entering their senior year in the fall of 2018, or are 2018 high school graduates; or
  • Post-secondary students who are enrolled in (and not graduating this school year) a Minnesota 2-year or 4-year healthcare degree-granting educational program; or are a resident of Minnesota enrolled in (but not graduating this school year) an out-of-state two-year or four-year health care degree-granting educational program.

For consideration, students must submit a completed OAHS application with a cover letter plus at least one letter of reference by March 26, 2018.

Applications should be submitted to:

Ortonville Area Health Services
Attn: HR Office
450 Eastvold Ave, Ortonville, MN 56278

Applications are available at
Phone: 320-839-4125 Email: [email protected]

Effective March 1st, OAHS will be a Level 2 Cost Provider for PEIP and SEGIP.

Cardiovascular Disease Today – Lunch and Learn

The Good Life here at OAHS

OAHS Welcomes Amanda Berckes, Registered Dietitian

We are excited to welcome registered dietitian, Amanda Berckes, to Ortonville Area Health Services. Amanda grew up In Wilmot, SD, and now lives in Canby, MN, with her husband, Ted. She attended South Dakota State University and earned a B.S. in Dietetics and M.S. in Nutrition & Exercise Sciences.

“I pursued the field of dietetics and nutritional sciences because of my fascination with nutrition and passion for helping others,” Amanda said. “The foods we eat play such a big role in the way our bodies function and feel! I am excited to motivate people to make positive changes towards a healthy lifestyle and reach their health and nutrition goals!”

Amanda will provide Medical Nutrition Therapy for a wide variety of diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, GI disorders, oncology, food allergies, nutritional support, pulmonary disease, renal disease, weight management, eating disorders, and nutritional support.

Medical Nutrition Therapy includes a comprehensive nutrition assessment, planning and implementation of a nutrition intervention using evidenced-based nutrition guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation of an individual’s progress over subsequent visits.

If you are interested in Medical Nutrition Therapy please call Northside Medical Clinic at 320-839-6157 or talk with your Primary Care Provider.


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