Ridgeview welcomes Mustafa Tiewala, MD, gastroenterology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic

Mustafa Tiewala, MD

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Mustafa Tiewala, MD, gastroenterology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic.

Dr. Tiewala is board certified in gastroenterology and provides gastroenterology services at Ridgeview Chaska Clinic and Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in Waconia. His special interests include diseases of the pancreas, liver and gallbladder, gastrointestinal cancers and endoscopy. He has advanced training in endoscopy and gastroenterology.

Dr. Tiewala is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi and earned his degree at Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and fellowships in Hepatology and Gastroenterology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Interventional Endoscopy at the University of Minnesota. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket and soccer.

Dr. Tiewala sees patients at Ridgeview Chaska Clinic at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, and Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in the Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia. For appointments, call 952-442-8011.

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Ridgeview welcomes Louise Ou-Yang, MD, to Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Louise Ou-Yang, MD, to Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics.

Dr. Ou-Yang is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and earned her degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten and completed her residency at Providence Hospital in Michigan.

Dr. Ou-Yang sees patients at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia and Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic in Belle Plaine. For appointments, call 952-442-2137.

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Ridgeview Emergency Department to be renovated, renamed for local philanthropists

Norm and Ann Hoffman

Ridgeview Medical Center has announced that its Emergency Department in Waconia will be renamed the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center, upon completion of a major renovation project that is expected to begin in 2018.

The Hoffmans are being recognized for the significant gift they made to help fund the Emergency Department renovation on Ridgeview’s Waconia campus. The multi-million dollar project is designed to enhance emergency services and overall patient experience. Preliminary plans include designing streamlined triage processes, a private family space, and specialized areas to accommodate senior, pediatric and mental health patients.

Additional features may include virtual care options and an observation unit for patients who need to be

monitored prior to discharge or admittance to the hospital. “This is one of the most exciting and important improvements we will make to Ridgeview’s Waconia campus, ultimately enhancing our capacity to provide lifesaving procedures and care for the thousands of patients and families who use our emergency services each year,” said Michael Phelps, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “Norm and Ann Hoffman are longtime philanthropic supporters of Ridgeview, and have been instrumental to our ability to provide the most advanced technology and care for our patients—including the 128-slice CT scanner, da Vinci Surgical System and numerous other projects.”

“I cannot thank the Hoffmans enough for their continued passion for and commitment to Ridgeview. This recent gift will truly help us transform the way emergency care is delivered on our Waconia campus,” Phelps added.

Norm Hoffman is a former member of the Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors and served as its Chair from 2008-09.

With construction planned to begin in 2018, Ridgeview Foundation is raising funds in support of the renovation project. To learn more about the Lifeline for a Lifetime fundraising campaign, contact Ridgeview Foundation at 952-442-6010 or visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.

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Ridgeview welcomes Jerrod Nordberg, MD, to Ridgeview Westonka and Delano Clinics

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Jerrod Nordberg, MD, to Ridgeview Westonka and Delano Clinics.

Dr. Nordberg provides the full spectrum of family medicine at Ridgeview Clinics and has special interests in chronic disease, lifestyle modifications, sports medicine and adolescent health. He is an advocate for his patients’ health care, and enjoys learning about his patients to establish an appropriate health care plan based on their individual needs. “Healthy living starts with diet and exercise. A home-cooked meal is a great place to start,” Dr. Nordberg said.

He earned his degree at the Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Dr. Nordberg sees patients at Ridgeview Westonka Clinic in Spring Park and Ridgeview Delano Clinic in Delano. To schedule an appointment, call 952-442-7890 in Spring Park or 952-442-7800 in Delano.

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Ridgeview welcomes Barbara Van Eeckhout, MD, FACOG, to Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Barbara Van Eeckhout, MD, FACOG, to Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics.

Dr. Van Eeckhout is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned her degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Texas. “I am passionate about my patients getting the best care possible. I want my patients to feel comfortable asking me any question or bringing up any concern. I strive to empower women to take charge of their health and reproductive options,” Van Eeckhout said.

Dr. Van Eeckhout sees patients at Ridgeview Arlington Clinic in Arlington, Western OB/GYN at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska and in Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia. To schedule an appointment, call 952-442-2137.

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Local physicians named 2017 ‘Top Doctors’ by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Twenty-eight Ridgeview-associated physicians were named to the 21st edition of the Top Doctors list recently published by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. They are included in a list of 803 physicians in 45 specialties.

Below are the recognized Ridgeview-associated physicians, including the specialization for which they were chosen:

To compile the list, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine invited physicians to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) to whom they would go to if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. Candidates were then grouped into 45 specialties and evaluated on many factors, including peer recognition, professional achievement and disciplinary history. Doctors with the highest scores from each grouping were invited to serve on a blue-ribbon panel that evaluated the other candidates. In the end, only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research and the blue-ribbon panel review were selected as Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 2017 Top Doctors. View the full list.

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Ridgeview physicians named ‘Top Doctors for Women’ by Minnesota Monthly

Four Ridgeview-associated physicians were recently named in Minnesota Monthly magazine’s listing of Top Doctors for Women. These physicians practice a specialty of medicine that primarily treats female patients or one in which the care of females differs from care for male patients; it is a subset of the magazine’s annual Top Doctors survey.

Ridgeview-affiliated physicians recognized in the 2017 Top Doctors for Women listing, listed by specialty category, include:

  • Sarah Freitas, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics
  • Louise Ou-Yang, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fairview Clinics*
  • Lioudmila Sitnikova, MD, Urology, Urology Associates, Ltd.
  • Jeffry Twidwell, MD, Urology, Urology Associates, Ltd.

*Dr. Ou-Yang will be joining Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, in September 2017.

To compile the list, Minnesota Monthly contacted 10,000 licensed physicians in the 11-county metro area and Olmstead County, asking them to name up to three doctors (other than themselves) in each specialty category. Physicians with the highest vote totals appear on this list.

To research a Ridgeview or Ridgeview-associated top doctor, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

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Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors names Michael Phelps as new President and CEO

Unanimous appointment to succeed retiring Robert Stevens

Robert Stevens and Mike Phelps

Michael Phelps, Chief Operating Officer at Ridgeview Medical Center, has been named the new President and CEO, effective July 10, 2017. Phelps is replacing Robert Stevens (left) who will retire from Ridgeview on Dec. 31, 2017, after serving as its President and CEO for 21 years.

The Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors announced today that Michael Phelps has been selected as Ridgeview’s new President and CEO, replacing Robert Stevens who will retire on Dec. 31, 2017, after leading the organization for 21 years.

 Phelps has worked for Ridgeview for 13 years, and has held a number of executive positions in the organization including serving as Vice President of Diversified Services from 2006-2010, Chief Administrative Officer from 2010-13 and as Chief Operating Officer since 2013. In his executive roles, Phelps has led operations for Ridgeview’s network of hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics and outreach services in Ridgeview’s six-county service area. He has also developed and implemented many of Ridgeview’s key business strategies, expansion projects, clinical partnerships and programs, and led the system’s financial operations, provider and payer relations, and acquisition activities. Phelps also led the development of Ridgeview’s first Accountable Care Organization, serving as CEO of Ridgeview Community Network.

New President and CEO Selection

Mitchell Kilian, Chair of the Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors, said that the Board has a responsibility for due diligence and regularly discusses succession planning for all executives to ensure it has the best leadership in the industry. Upon receiving Stevens’ decision to retire, the Ridgeview Board initiated a comprehensive process in early 2017 to guide the selection of its new President and CEO and explored both external and internal search options. “This included extensive interviews with Mike Phelps, a skilled executive who Bob has been mentoring as his possible successor,” Kilian said. “Valuing stability, succession planning and his outstanding, proven leadership performance, the Board unanimously selected Mike Phelps as Bob’s replacement.”

“Ridgeview is financially and operationally strong, positioned well for the future and committed to stability and independence under the new leadership of Mike Phelps,” Kilian added. “Over the past 13 years, he has demonstrated to the Board that he has the expertise, experience and vision to guide Ridgeview in this dynamic health care environment. Most important, Mike has the passion and the heart to maintain our culture of surrounding every patient and family with kindness and compassion.”

Phelps is only the third President and CEO in Ridgeview’s 54-year history, succeeding Stevens and its first president John Devins. “I’m honored that the Ridgeview Board of Directors has placed its trust and confidence in me to lead this amazing organization. The Board and I have a shared vision around the continued growth and role of Ridgeview as a valued and preferred health care provider for the people, businesses, and clinical partners in our communities. I intend to build on these strengths of the organization and to position us for success in this complex health care environment,” Phelps said. “I cannot overstate how rewarding it is to be a member of such a high performing leadership team with an innovative and caring culture, excellent physicians and staff who are second to none.”

“Ridgeview has been fortunate to have such stable and visionary leadership with John Devins and Bob Stevens in the CEO position. I sincerely appreciate and thank Bob for his mentoring and leadership during the past 13 years,” Phelps said.

Robert Stevens retiring Dec. 31, 2017

Stevens made the decision to retire from Ridgeview after leading the organization for 21 years. “Bob is a visionary, and a nationally recognized and compassionate leader who moved us from a city-owned hospital and two locations to an independent, non-profit system with three hospitals, 12 primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics, outreach programs and more,” Kilian said. “Always committed to making care more accessible in the communities we serve, it was his vision to build Two Twelve Medical Center, the Midwest’s first 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility – a model that has been adopted by many health systems across the country.”

Under Stevens’ leadership, Ridgeview has grown from 800 employees in 1996 to 2,000 employees, 500 volunteers and more than 600 credentialed providers on its medical staff today. “Bob has managed Ridgeview’s growth while always focusing on the needs of our patients and communities,” Kilian said. “Twenty-one years is a long time to serve as CEO, especially in health care, and the Board thanks and recognizes Bob for his significant contributions and commitment to Ridgeview.”

Stevens has decided to explore other opportunities in retirement, but will remain with the organization through 2017 to ensure a smooth leadership transition. “I support the Board of Directors’ decision 100 percent,” Stevens said. “I am completely confident that Mike has the experience and ability to lead Ridgeview as President and CEO. He has developed strong relationships with staff and our health care partners, has led many of our innovative strategies and projects, and is passionate about our patients and communities.”

“It has been my privilege to work with the most talented staff, providers, volunteers, leaders and community members. Ridgeview is a very special place, and I am both honored and humbled to have served as CEO,” Stevens said.

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Ridgeview Foundation hosting 32nd Annual Golf & Taste Celebration; event raised record $1.25 million in 2016

Ridgeview Foundation will host its 32nd Annual Golf & Taste Celebration at Island View Golf Club in Waconia on Monday, June 19, 2017. As Ridgeview Foundation’s largest fundraising event, the annual Golf & Taste Celebration event brings more than 600 people together to raise funds for Ridgeview Medical Center.

Since 1986, more than $10 million has been raised through the Golf & Taste Celebration to expand the technology and services available to people and communities in the six-county area served by Ridgeview. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the renovation and expansion of Ridgeview’s Emergency Department in Waconia. Set to begin construction in early 2018, this expansion will allow Ridgeview’s emergency services to remain as a premier resource in the southwest metro area.

“This exciting and significant project will transform how we provide emergency care on our Waconia campus, enhancing our ability to continue providing life-saving procedures and treatment,” said Robert Stevens, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “We are designing specialized areas to accommodate patients of different ages and needs, investing in advanced equipment and technology, and improving the overall patient experience.

“Every contribution does make a difference for this important project. We are grateful for the very generous and ongoing commitment of our Golf & Taste sponsors, supporters and participants to Ridgeview and the communities we serve,” Stevens said

Major event sponsors include: Charter Bank (Presenting Sponsor, Premier Level); Emergency Physicians & Consultants, P.A.; Lakeview Clinic, Ltd.; Marco, Inc.; Security Bank & Trust; Mortenson Construction; Wigen Water Technologies; Ridgeview Medical Staff; Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.; US Bank Private Client Reserve; Allina Health; Aurora Investments LLC; Lindberg & Associates; Medallion Cabinetry – an Elkay Company; Medica; Twin Cities Orthopedics, PA; Catalyst Construction; CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP; Irish Born Hospitality; KleinBank; Lockton Companies, LLC; Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP; North Central Ambulance Sales; OBGYN West; PrairieCare, LLC; Western OB/GYN Physicians, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics; Beniek Property Services, Inc.; E.P.S., Inc.; Meristem; Minnesota Oncology Hematology, P.A.; IWCO Direct; Laketown Electric Corporation; SDQ Janitorial; 5th Street Ventures; Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting; Conduent; Hennepin County Medical Center; Paragon Development Systems, Inc.; Park Dental Group; Prouty Project; South Lake Pediatrics; and Youngstedt Companies.

Golf and so much more

The day-long Golf & Taste event begins with morning golf, followed by a Bridge Tournament and afternoon golf. The evening Taste Celebration has continued to be a highlight each year, with a large number of local restaurants and vendors serving food and refreshments.

Ridgeview Foundation is adding the “Grip It & Rip It” board to this year’s event. It is an interactive, fundraising game that provides a great opportunity to support Ridgeview while having fun. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase a square on the board for $100 and have the opportunity to win prizes – including a grand prize of a vacation for two.

The celebration also includes a silent auction, program and a live auction.  Ian Leonard, Fox 9 chief meteorologist, will serve as the emcee and auctioneer for the evening program.

To purchase tickets for event, call Ridgeview Foundation at 952-442-6010, or visit ridgeviewmedical.org/golf. These tickets can also be purchased at the event on June 19.

About Ridgeview Foundation

Ridgeview Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds relationships to support Ridgeview Medical Center’s mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for the west-suburban communities served. A volunteer Board of Directors, whose members represent communities throughout Ridgeview’s service region, guides it. For more information about the Foundation or how you can get involved, visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.

 

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Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic is now open; ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 1

The new Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic opened on Monday, June 5.  Representatives from Ridgeview, The Lutheran Home Association, City of Belle Plaine and the construction and architectural firms participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the clinic on June 1.

The Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic is located at 165 Commerce Drive West (Highway 169) in Belle Plaine on the new Ridgeview Health Campus. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The provider team includes family practice physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners – including Milton Fong, MD, Mike Lano, MD and 17 clinical, lab and radiology, and support staff members. Appointments can be made by calling 952-777-5661.

Ridgeview Rehab Specialties is also providing on-site physical therapy, athletic training and access to a full spectrum of therapeutic and medical fitness services – led by Karlene McDonald, PT, supervisor, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties, and Katelyn Berens, athletic trainer, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties. For Ridgeview Rehab Specialties appointment information, call 952-777-5674.

The Ridgeview Health Campus in Belle Plaine is operated in partnership by Ridgeview Medical Center and The Lutheran Home Association. The more than 100,000-square-foot campus includes the Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic, KingsPath Senior Living, First Choice Pharmacy, Shape It Up Fitness–Belle Plaine, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties, a wellness area and more. To learn more, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

Ridgeview hosted a ribbon-cutting event at its new Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Pictured, from left to right, are: Sara Aulizia, director of Construction and Real Estate Management, Ridgeview Medical Center; Jeff Nelson, vice chair, Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors; Matt Burrow, president, Catalyst Construction; Jon Buggy, principal, RSP Architects; John Prondzinski, vice president, Ridgeview Medical Center; Robert Stevens, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center; Chris Meyer, Mayor of Belle Plaine; Michael Klatt, president and CEO, The Lutheran Home Association; Michael Phelps, chief operating officer, Ridgeview Medical Center; Mike Lano, MD, Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic, and Milton Fong, MD, Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic.

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