12-Pound Baby Born at Mercy Hospital

[KMSP-TV, Sept. 30, 2009]  A 12-pound baby was delivered Tuesday night at Mercy Hospital. Nurses say it is the biggest baby they have ever seen at the hospital. Watch this story on myfoxtwincities.com. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3552776&w=425&h=350&fv=skin%3DMP1ExternalAll-MFL.swf%26adSrc%3Dhttp%253A%2F%2Fad.doubleclick.net%2Fadx%2Ftsg.kmsp%2Fnews%2Fdetail%253Bdcmt%253Dtext%2Fxml%253Bpos%253D%253Btile%253D2%253Bfname%253D12_Pound_Baby_Born_Mercy_Hospital_oct_01_2009%253Bsz%253D320x240%253Bord%253D69124265988781740%253Frand%253D0.7355286668983582%26flv%3D%2Ffeeds%2FoutboundFeed%253FobfType%253DVIDEO_PLAYER_SMIL_FEED%2526componentId%253D130716947%26img%3Dhttp%253A%2F%2Fmedia2.myfoxtwincities.com%2F%2Fphoto%2F2009%2F10%2F01%2Fbigbaby100109_tmb0000_20091001162948_640_480.JPG%26embeddable%3Dtrue%26story%3D%26vidPlayer_Id%3Dvideo_player1%26adFrequency%3D1%26adDelay%3D0]

Allina Prepared for H1N1/Swine Flu

[KARE-TV, Sept. 30, 2009] Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. That’s the mantra around Minnesota as health care providers ready for the H1N1 flu. That includes the Allina Call Center which is ready if the volume of calls for appointments and information grows beyond normal numbers. Read the story at KARE 11’s […]

Hospital design factors in space concerns

[Owatonna People’s Press, Oct. 1, 2009] When it comes to providing services to an emergency room patient, space is a primary concern. “It’s not unusual for us to have between five to eight people caring for one patient,” said Anne Draeger, RN, and manager of emergency services for Owatonna Hospital. Medical professionals from the emergency […]

Labor Of Love: MN Woman Has 12lb, 12oz Baby

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 30, 2009] Children are a blessing, but mothers never forget the deliveries they went through to bring their children into this world. Billy-Lee Madere made extra sure his mother won’t ever forget his delivery. Billy-Lee was born at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday and nurses were instantly in awe. He weighed 12 pounds, 12 […]

Protecting your family from H1N1 flu

[Jordan Independent, Sept. 30, 2009] A physician who is vice president of medical affairs at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee has offered an update on the H1N1 virus along with some recommendations on how to keep family members healthy. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that flu in the state has […]

Baby born at home makes TV premiere at Unity Hospital

[KARE-TV, Sept. 24, 2009] Amanda Dammann participates in the “Moms Like Me” blog on KARE-TV’s website. When she gave birth in her bathtub, she bloggeed about it, and lots of people wanted more information. See the story on KARE-TV’s website.

Don’t See Doctor When Sick?

[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, Sept. 16, 2009] We are heading into flu season and the Centers for Disease Control are already saying it’s widespread in Minnesota. But, hospitals and clinics are asking some people who are sick not to get checked out. Lynn Berg, with Allina Medical Clinic, knows it goes against common sense. So […]

Hospital staff prepares at new facility

[Owatonna People’s Press, Sept. 16, 2009] Though the new facility for the Owatonna Hospital will not open for another month, the building on 26th Street is already packed with personnel. All hospital staff began training on location this week for the work they will perform within their own departments. The training not only means getting […]

Pancreatic Cancer: Quiet Symptoms Deadly

[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, Sept. 15, 2009] Doctors and pancreatic cancer survivors in the Twin Cities are hoping the recent awareness will help in their quest for better early detection. The death of actor Patrick Swayze has put the disease in the spotlight. With pancreatic cancer, the symptoms are so vague. Dr. Timothy Sielaff of […]

Minor stroke puts Keillor in hospital

[Star Tribune, Sept. 9, 2009] Minnesota humorist and author Garrison Keillor had a minor stroke Monday. A Facebook page for the host of radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” initially reported his hospitalization, unleashing dozens of get-well wishes in response. In a statement released through his St. Paul-based radio show, Keillor said he first went to […]