Ridgeview named Readers’ Choice Award winner by SunPatriot newspaper readers

Ridgeview was recently named a Readers’ Choice Award winner by SunPatriot newspaper readers (Mound Laker and Maple Plain Pioneer) in the following categories.

The list of winners was published in the April 7, 2018, issue of each newspaper.

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Emergency Department staff celebrate their favorite superheroes

Celebrating their favorite superheroes, Emergency Department staff at Ridgeview’s Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska treated patients March 25 wearing hero apparel.

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Ridgeview Anticoagulation Services expands to include additional medications

Ridgeview’s Anticoagulation Services has expanded to include the management of additional medications and additional clinic outreach locations.

Ridgeview’s Anticoagulation Services provides blood thinner dosing and monitoring of patients of Ridgeview Medical Center and Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center at hospital and clinic locations. A physician referral is required for this service and new patients are being accepted.

Medications now managed by Ridgeview include the following:

  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
  • Apixaban (Eliquis)
  • Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
  • Dibigatran (Pradaxa)

Ridgeview now offers anticoagulation services in the following locations:

To contact Ridgeview Anticoagulation Services, call 952-777-4700. Appointments are made by calling the individual clinic locations. For more information about Ridgeview Anticoagulation Services, visit Ridgeview’s website.

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2018 Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship now available

Deadline is March 9

Each year, Ridgeview offers $2,000 scholarships to area college-bound high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. Beginning in 2018 we are excited to announce that the Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship Program is expanding to a system-wide program that will support all three of our hospitals: Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center. The three hospitals will work together to award scholarships to one student from each of the 19 local area high schools in the Ridgeview service area. Additionally, there will be one scholarship awarded to a nontraditional high school student, as well as a scholarship for a child of a Ridgeview employee.

Please note that the following students are not eligible for the “child of a Ridgeview employee” scholarship:

  • Children of Ridgeview director-level employee or above
  • Children of Ridgeview physicians and affiliated physicians

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Recipients are selected by members of the Ridgeview Scholarship Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Student must attend one of the eligible schools or be a child of a Ridgeview employee.
  • Student must plan to pursue one of the predefined health care career choices (see list).
  • Student must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student should be involved with school or community volunteer activities.
  • Student must plan to enroll in a post-secondary school, public or private, after he or she graduates high school.

APPLICATION

All interested and eligible students are encouraged to apply, provided they meet the above criteria. To be eligible for the Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship, the following components must be submitted:

  • Completed Student Application (includes an essay of no more than 500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation from a person who can attest to your academic achievement, overall character and motivation

Complete the application at this link.

SELECTION

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Ridgeview Scholarship Committee, who will collectively determine scholarship recipients.

PRESENTATION

A certificate and award letter will be presented to each scholarship recipient.

SCHOLARSHIP PAYMENT

  • Scholarship payment will be made directly to the institution’s business office after students complete their first semester (or second quarter) of post-secondary school.
  • Students must send a transcript of their first semester grades (or first and second quarter grades) and a copy of a tuition invoice to Ridgeview Foundation.
  • Ridgeview Foundation may choose to revoke the scholarship if the student does not achieve a minimum of a “C” (2.0) average.

ELIGIBLE AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

Belle Plaine, Central (NYA), Chanhassen, Chaska, Delano, GFW (Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop), Holy Trinity (Winsted), Holy Family (Victoria), Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Lester Prairie, Le Sueur-Henderson, Mayer Lutheran, Minnetonka, Mound Westonka, nontraditional high school (student must live in Ridgeview service area), Orono, Sibley East, Southwest Christian (Chaska), Waconia and Watertown-Mayer.

ELIGIBLE HEALTH CARE CAREERS

Eligible health care careers include: athletic trainer, certified registered nurse anesthetist, dermatologist, dietitian/nutritionist, EMT, health information technician, health unit coordinator, licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, medical lab technician, medical records technologist, medical transcriptionist, occupational therapist, paramedic, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, physician, physician assistant, physical therapist, radiological technologist (including CT or MRI technologist, sonographer/ultrasound technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, mammographer), registered nurse, respiratory care practitioner, social worker, speech therapist, surgical technician or ultrasound technician. To determine eligibility of other health care professions not on this list, please call 952-442-8061.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE BETWEEN FEB. 1 AND MARCH 9, 2018. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY NO LATER THAN 8 P.M. ON MARCH 9, 2018.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT SHANNON MATTSON AT RIDGEVIEW FOUNDATION, 952-442-8061, OR EMAIL SHANNON.MATTSON@RIDGEVIEWMEDICAL.ORG.

Funding for the Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship Program is generously provided by Ridgeview Foundation’s Friends & Family Committee, Ridgeview Sibley Foundation, Ridgeview LeSueur Auxilliary Group and an anonymous community donor.

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Ridgeview named Readers’ Choice Award winner by Sun Sailor and Sun Newspaper readers

Ridgeview was recently named a Readers’ Choice Award winner by Excelsior Sun Sailor and Eden Prairie Sun newspaper readers in the following categories.

Eden Prairie Sun Current

Excelsior Sun Sailor               

The list of winners was published in the Jan. 25, 2018, issue of each newspaper.

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Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center earns Blue Distinction designation

Ridgeview’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center has earned a Blue Distinction designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The Blue Distinction designation identifies the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center as a center that provides a full range of bariatric surgery care; including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education with lower complication rates and fewer readmissions. Blue Distinction Centers are part of a national designation program that recognizes facilities demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively.

Ridgeview’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center includes a multidisciplinary team dedicated to successful weight loss and long-term management. For more information about the Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org or call 952-442-7820. Ridgeview’s Bariatric and Weight Loss Center is located in Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska at 111 Hundertmark Road, Suite 115N.

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Ridgeview Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2018

First baby of 2018 at Ridgeview Medical Center

Oaken Burntvedt, was born on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 1:53 p.m. to parents Thor and Abigail Burntvedt of Tracy, Minn., at Ridgeview Medical Center.

Ridgeview Medical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of its first baby of the new year. A baby boy, Oaken Burntvedt, was born on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 1:53 p.m., weighing 10 pounds, one ounce and measuring 20 inches. He is welcomed by parents Thor and Abigail Burntvedt of Tracy, Minn.

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Ridgeview welcomes Leanore Simon, MD, Neurology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Leanore Simon, MD, Neurology, to Ridgeview Specialty Clinic.

Dr. Simon is board certified in Neurology and has special interests in neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis and electromyography. She earned her degree at Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, India and completed her internship at Hennepin County Medical Center. She completed her residency in Neurology at University of Minnesota and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Simon sees patients at Ridgeview Specialty Clinic in the Ridgeview Professional Building in Waconia and Ridgeview Specialty Clinic – Neurology in Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. To make an appointment, call 952-442-7807.

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Ridgeview celebrates 10-year anniversary of partnership with Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Ridgeview recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its joint venture with Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital – which formed the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Ridgeview Heart Center. Cardiologists from Minneapolis Heart Institute treat patients at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, providing a variety of general and subspecialty inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular services.

During the past 10 years, the cardiovascular lab at Ridgeview has performed 2,475 total procedures, including 2,330 angiograms and 863 stents and/or angioplasty. The center opened in 2007 with two cardiologists and one physician assistant. Currently there are five general cardiologists, five interventional cardiologists, 2.5 midlevel providers and subspecialists providing services including electrophysiology, heart failure, prevention, vascular and valve clinic. The second location – an outpatient clinic at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska – opened in February 2011.  In 2017, the center will see nearly 2,300 inpatients, 7,200 clinic patients and perform more than 5,000 echocardiograms and 400 angiograms between both locations.

Ridgeview Heart Center features two, state-of-the-art catheterization labs that offer cardiac, vascular and interventional radiology procedures. Services available at Ridgeview’s Waconia campus include inpatient services, clinic consults, imaging studies and procedures. The Chaska location offers outpatient consults and diagnostic services. Ridgeview Heart Center is located at 500 South Maple Street on the second floor of the hospital building in Waconia, and at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska (111 Hundertmark Road, Suite 430). For more information about Ridgeview Heart Center and its providers, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org or call 952-442-7843 (Waconia) or 952-361-2475 (Chaska).

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Ridgeview welcomes Jeffrey Baker, MD, to Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center

Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Baker, MD, to Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center.

Dr. Baker is board certified in General Surgery. He has performed more than 2,500 laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, banding procedures, endoscopy procedures and revisional bariatric procedures. He is committed to new and innovative bariatric approaches that best support the patient before, during and long after surgery to ensure the healthiest outcome.

Dr. Baker earned his degree from the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center. “To be a witness to the dramatic changes people make in their lives – not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically, is truly profound,” Dr. Baker said.

Dr. Baker sees patients at the Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center in Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. To schedule an appointment, call 952-442-7820.

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Two Twelve Medical Center
111 Hundertmark Road, Chaska, MN 55318
Call: 952-361-2447
Two Twelve Medical Center is owned and operated by Ridgeview Medical Center.
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