Need care for a minor illness, seasonal allergies or more? Consider visiting www.RidgevieweCare.org, through which online care and prescriptions are available for 20 conditions.
Conditions treated through Ridgeview eCare now include:
- Canker sore
- Cold sore
- Ear pain (otitis externa)
- Epi Pen refill (auto injector)
- Female bladder infection
- Mild asthma medication refill
- NEW: Minor burns
- NEW: Motion sickness
- Pertussis exposure
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Seasonal allergies/allergic rhinitis and allergy refill
- Sinus infection
- NEW: Skin conditions (general)
- Sore throat
- Tick bite
- Vaginal yeast infection
Ridgeview eCare is available for a cost of $35, payable by credit card, debit card or Health Savings Account (HSA) card, and provides quick, convenient, online care for minor illnesses and symptoms – without making an appointment or visit to a clinic.
Ridgeview eCare is available to anyone, anywhere in the state of Minnesota and accessible from any web-enabled device. Simply log on to www.ridgeviewecare.org and complete the brief online interview by entering your symptoms. Once you complete the process, a Ridgeview Clinic clinician will review and respond with a diagnosis and treatment plan within one hour of Ridgeview’s scheduled business hours.
Should you require medication, prescriptions will be sent to your preferred pharmacy for pick-up. If your symptoms indicate an emergent or serious health condition, you will be directed to call 9-1-1 and/or go to the nearest emergency, urgent care or clinic location.
Hours of operation
Ridgeview eCare can be used at any time of day, and Ridgeview providers will respond within one hour between 8 a.m. and 8 pm., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Ridgeview’s eCare service is not available during holidays; however, customers will be provided information about Ridgeview’s Emergency and Urgent Care locations during non-business hours.
For more information, visit www.ridgeviewecare.org or contact Ridgeview Delano Clinic at 952-442-7800.
Both directions of Highway 41 between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will close to traffic as early as 5 a.m., Monday, June 11. This closure will be in place through early September 2018 to allow crews to widen the road from two to four travel lanes and to construct a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 41 near Lake Grace.
- During the full road closure, drivers will not be able to travel north on Highway 41 at Hundertmark Road or south on Highway 41 at Pioneer Trail.
- The marked detour/truck route uses Highway 212, Powers Boulevard and Lyman Boulevard. See the route.
- Expect delays throughout the project area through early September, especially during peak travel times.
- You may want to take the detour route if you’re just passing through. Business access will be available at all times. Follow the local access signs.
- The intersections at Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will be reconstructed under traffic. Lane restrictions will be in place at both intersections through early September, but they will remain open to traffic. See maps.
- Note that the Highway 41/Pioneer Trail intersection will be a three-way stop starting June 11 through early September.
- The Minnesota State Patrol will be on site at the Highway 41/Hundertmark Road intersection to monitor and assist with traffic control, as needed, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday during the full road closure.
For more information – including turn late details, detours, maps and timelines – please visit the project website.
Waconia and surrounding community residents are invited to attend a “Gratitude and Random Acts of Kindness” event on Wednesday, June 20, at Schram Vineyards, from 5 to 8 p.m. The goal of All’s Well – Wellness for All is to raise awareness and support for a new community initiative based on gratitude and random acts of kindness. Research has shown that performing an act of kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise that has been tested. Community members who are passionate about impacting the lives of individuals, communities and organizations through promoting health through happiness are especially invited to attend the event.
The June 20 event will include a brief overview of the gratitude initiative, giveaways, wine, beer and light appetizers. This gratitude event is hosted in partnership by Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia School District 110, All’s Well and Thrivent Community – Laketown. The cost is $10 and proceeds will benefit the All’s Well Pay it Forward community initiative and future wellness events. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Somers, firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-442-8461. Schram Vineyards is located at 8785 Airport Road, Waconia, MN 55387.
All’s Well is a partnership of community, school and business leaders who are working together to help residents of all ages live healthier, longer, happier lives. Organizations, businesses, schools, faith communities, teams/clubs and community members are also encouraged to sponsor or host activities that support or align with the All’s Well mission.
As part of an extensive construction project, the right lane on southbound Highway 41 in Chaska from the right in/right out access near the Dairy Queen to the intersection at Pioneer Trail is closed until Wednesday, June 6. During this time, southbound traffic will make right turns onto westbound Pioneer Trail from the thru lane. Please look for temporary directional roadway signs.
Note that there will be a full road closure of Highway 41 between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail in Chaska beginning June 11, 2018 until early September. Access to Two Twelve Medical Center will remain open during this closure, but please plan for traffic delays and construction impact. More schedule details will be provided as they are available.
For more information – including turn late details, detours, maps and timelines – please visit the project website.
Ridgeview is pleased to welcome Jessica Cain, FNP, to Ridgeview Chanhassen Clinic.
Ms. Cain is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her medical interests include preventive care, pediatrics, adolescent health and sexual health. She earned her degree at Georgetown University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking and traveling.
Ms. Cain sees patients at Ridgeview Chanhassen Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 952-934-0570.
Highway 41 in Chaska is under construction to expand the road from a two-lane to a four-lane highway from Highway 212 to just north of Pioneer Trail. Scheduled for a September 2018 completion, this project will create detours and traffic delays that may affect travel to and from Two Twelve Medical Center; however, access to the Two Twelve Medical Center campus will remain open during construction.
- Full closure of Highway 41 from Hundertmark Road to Pioneer Trail from June to September 2018.
- Law enforcement will help keep traffic moving during construction. Watch for traffic controllers in the area Monday-Friday during peak travel times.
- Full trail closure from Hundertmark Road to Pioneer Trail (east side of Highway 41) from June to September 2018.
- Intersection reconstruction at Highway 41/Hundertmark Road and Highway 41/Pioneer Trail. This work will be completed in phases so these intersections can remain open to traffic. Drivers should expect delays, especially during peak hours.
- Highway 41/Hundertmark Road will have a temporary signal.
- Highway 41/Pioneer Trail will go to a three-way stop.
For the full project plan and map, updates and detour information, visit the Highway 41 project website.
- Highway 41 from Highway 212 to just north of Pioneer Trail will be expanded from a two-lane to a four-lane highway.
- The intersections at Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will have signal and accessibility upgrades, and added lane capacity.
- A pedestrian tunnel will be built under Highway 41 near Lake Grace, connecting the trail on the west side of Highway 41 to the existing trail on the east side of the highway.
- A noise wall will be built along the west side of Highway 41, north of Hundertmark Road to Lake Grace.
Ridgeview has been named a Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipient and is among the top 5% in the nation for delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay. This performance is measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
Ridgeview was one of 13 hospitals in Minnesota to receive the Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2018. This is the 10th consecutive year Ridgeview has received the award. “Being recognized once again as one of the nation’s top performers for patient satisfaction is very rewarding and confirms our promise that ‘You Matter Here’,” said Mike Phelps, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “Patients continue to tell us that the Ridgeview experience is remarkably different from what they encounter elsewhere. They choose Ridgeview for the high quality of care they receive, and for the kindness, compassion and intuition that are the cultural foundation for everything we do.”
The Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recognizes hospitals that provide an overall outstanding patient experience– as reported by patients. Healthgrades evaluates patient experience performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, from a 32-question survey of the hospital’s own patients.
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Ridgeview Medical Center is one of 750 (out of 2,500) U.S. hospitals – and one of 10 Minnesota hospitals – that received an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
The Minnesota hospitals earning an A were:
- Mayo Clinic Hospital – Methodist Campus, Rochester
- Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary’s Campus, Rochester
- Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater
- Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin – Austin Campus
- Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park
- Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin – Albert Lea Campus
- St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee
- Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia
- Essentia Health –Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
- Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
For more information, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
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.
Celebrating their favorite superheroes, Emergency Department staff at Ridgeview’s Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska treated patients March 25 wearing hero apparel.