Koppelman receives national honors from AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) in partnership with the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) presented Ben Koppelman, St. Joseph’s Area Health Services president, with the 2013 Grassroots Champion Award.
As a Grassroots Champion, Koppelman is being recognized for his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission. He received the honors during the AHA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. April 30.
Posted May 20, 2013
Distracted drivers beware
It’s estimated that distracted drivers account for one in four crashes annually.
Hubbard County’s Toward Zero Deaths coalition is trying to do something about that.
Distracted or inattentive driving happens when a driver engages in any activity that might distract them from their primary task of driving.
Posted Apr. 25, 2013
St. Joseph’s Center for Weight Management earns Center of Excellence status
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Center for Weight Management and Essentia Health Park Rapids Clinic recently learned that it is among the first to earn a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designation.
The distinction is awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of bariatric and metabolic surgical care worldwide.
Additionally, Dr. Daniel Smith and Dr. Robert Wroblewski have earned the SCR Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designation.
Posted Apr. 23, 2013
National educator, Citizen Fathers to guest host father workshop
Mark Perlman believes every child deserves a nuturing father, someone who “actively provides guidance, love and support to enhance the development and growth the children for whom he cares.”
Perlman is the author of the Nurturing Fathers Program, a nationally acclaimed parenting educator and facilitator of father program. He has developed an evidence-based program that has captured hearts of families, father advocates and consultants throughout the country.
The FATHER Project in Park Rapids is thrilled to announce that Perlman, from Sarasota, FL, will be guest speaker at a special workshop for providers, fathers and families and the public on Friday, May 17.
Posted Apr. 15, 2013
Free weight-loss education session set in Little Falls
If you’re serious about weight loss and would like to learn more about surgical and non-surgical solutions, there will be a free, weight-loss surgery informational session at 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 22 in Little Falls, MN.
Posted Apr. 8, 2013
Free weight-loss education session set in Fargo
If you’re serious about weight loss and would like to learn more about surgical and non-surgical solutions, there will be a free, weight-loss surgery informational session at 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in Fargo, ND.
Posted Apr. 8, 2013
Deb Haagenson accepts governor’s reappointment, re-elected president of state nursing board
A conversation about nursing with Deb Haagenson inevitably reveals her profound sense of reverence for the profession and work being accomplished to deliver safe, competent care to patients.
Haagenson, St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer, recently received a call from Gov. Mark Dayton’s office to notify her that she has been appointed to a second consecutive term to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, a four-year commitment.
Posted Apr. 5, 2013
Full-time physician joins St. Joseph’s Emergency and Hospitalist teams
Joseph Corser, MD, joins St. Joseph’s Area Health Services physician team as a full-time Emergency Medicine physician and Hospitalist.
St. Joseph’s Emergency Department (ED) and Level IV Trauma Center welcomed Dr. Corser to his new role at St. Joseph’s Monday.
Dr. Corser is board-certified in Family and Geriatric Medicine and brings 26 years of experience to St. Joseph’s.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013
Weight-loss Support Group Leader training set May 3
Any weight-loss surgery patient who is interested in becoming a Support Group Leader in their town, should mark their calendar for Friday, May 3. St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Center for Weight Management in Park Rapids will host a Support Group Leader training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lower Level Conference Room A.
Posted Mar. 29, 2013
Dads and attachment: Nurturing our bonds
Parents need to spend time with their children and not just time, but quality time.
I tell this to dads all the time. When I ask them if the time they spend with their child or children is quality time, they usually respond with: What do you mean by quality time?
Quality time is the time spent engaged with your children.
Your activities with them should be age appropriate, fun, something you do together. It should engage them.
Posted Mar. 22, 2013
Media Smarts helps youth make better choices
When addressing the issue of violence in society, and specifically as it affects our communities, one needs to understand that it is a complex issue that requires comprehensive solutions.
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Community Health, supported by a Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Grant, works to address violence prevention locally with multi-level programs.
Posted Mar. 22, 2013
St. Joseph’s named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
Beginning with the end in mind: Nurturing our legacy
Drivers, it’s time to ditch the distractions
Heart Disease is the number one killer of women
St. Joseph’s now taking scholarship applications
Nurturing our significant others: The roots of our relationships
Koppelman chairs MN Hospital Association
St. Joseph’s honors employees
Proud dads graduate from the FATHER Project
St. Joseph’s donates $2,000 to Kinship
St. Joseph’s encourages visitors to refrain from visiting if they are ill
Nurturing our community: Words of hope from our Fathers - Part Two
Harmeson credits St. Joseph’s Emergency Department for making miracles possible
25 years of comfort, love, respect
Dirks wins quilt, peace of mind
Colonoscopy Screenings are Doctor Recommended: Surgeon Dr. Brian Brattlof Lives by Example
Nurturing Hope: We all have our own story
‘I Saved Myself From a Heart Attack Twice’
Early Detection Saves Lives
St. Joseph’s steers Toward Zero Deaths coalition with seat belts buckled
St. Joseph’s NOT associated with steroid medicines under investigation
St. Joseph’s staff coordinates fundraising effort for Helping Hands
St. Joseph’s supports local Be Kind program
The grace of nurturing: gardening and parenthood
Kidney dialysis center coming to Park Rapids
Realize your importance: Statistics of a fatherless America
Patient educates peers on managing diabetes
St. Joseph’s awarded $57,345 for violence prevention initiative
Weight-loss surgery superior to traditional medical treatment for diabetes/obesity
Surgery for weight loss induces metabolic benefits beyond a lower number on the scale
St. Joseph’s receives $306,230 grant