Health Fair

OAHS will be hosting the fifth annual Health Fair on Wednesday, May 9. The event will be held in the Ortonville Armory from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase . The Health Fair will have many participants, free screenings and services.

In conjunction with the Health Fair, OAHS sponsors a “Shopping Extravaganza and several vendors have indicated they will be attending that day including:

  • Thirty-One
  • Pampered Chef
  • Norwex
  • Paparazzi Jewelry
  • Inspiranza Designs
  • Celebrating Homes
  • Rolling Acres Boutique
  • Scentsy

If others are interested in being a part of the Health Fair or Shopping Extravaganza, please contact Donna at 320-839-4138.

Watch local newspapers or listen to the radio for more details related to the OAHS Fifth Annual Health Fair. SEE YOU AT THE HEALTH FAIR ON MAY 9TH!


Sara Ristvedt, RPAP Student

OAHS and Northside Medical Clinic have been fortunate to have Sarah Ristvedt in our community since October. Sarah is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Minnesota and chose Ortonville as her site to do an RPAP rotation. The Rural Physician Associate Program is a nine-month, community-based educational experience for U OF M third year medical students. They live and train in rural communities where they experience hands-on learning as they care for patients of all ages.

Sarah grew up in Beardsley, MN on the family farm. Her parents are Douglas and
Theresa Diekmann and she has two sisters and a brother. Sarah is married to John Ristvedt, CGB high school science teacher, football and wrestling coach. Sarah and John have a Brittany spaniel named Gibbs (who is in control of them and the house!). In Sarah’s spare time (not that she has much of it) she enjoys golfing, knitting, camping and spending time with family and friends.

We would like to thank her for all of her hard work, great personality and dedication that she has shared with us at OAHS/Northside Medical Clinic these past months. Thanks Sarah!

OAHS Receives Grant & Funding for PortaCount

OAHS received state grant funding as well as a generous contribution from the OAHS Ladies Auxiliary for the purchase of a PortaCount machine for Fit Testing our N95 masks. The N95 mask looks similar to a regular surgical mask but is made of a heavier filter material and has two straps. In the event of an emergency where there is the risk of possible exposure to an airborne organism, the N95 mask would be utilized to prevent the employee from breathing in the organism. The PortaCount machine allows us to test the employee for maximum fit to ensure their safety in an airborne event. It is a requirement by OSHA to have ALL employees tested yearly. The purchase of this equipment will make it much easier to accomplish this goal. We will be starting employee Fit Testing as soon as possible for both Northridge and Hospital employees.

A big thank you to the Auxiliary for their help with purchasing this equipment and for their continued support of OAHS!


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