Sunday, March 31, 2013
The hospital will present this informational session in conjunction with the Savage and Shakopee police departments on April 16.
Few things are more valuable than your own identity, and with modern technology your past, your bank account and your credit rating are vulnerable to thieves. Find out how to protect yourself at a free seminar on the subjet at St. Francis Regional Medial Center. "Protect Your ID" will be held on April 16, 2013. Speaker Pauline Sager is an investigative aide with the Eden Prairie Police Department. Sager has an expertise in white collar crimes and identity theft in particular. Topics to be discussed are how to prevent identity theft, what to do if you're a victim and recognizing scams (that can lead to identity theft). This event is sponsored by the Crime Prevention team at St. Francis, Shakopee Police Department and the Savage Police …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Some simple steps to take to prevent the spread of the flu.
Saturday, February 2
The following is a letter to the editor from Sue Garretson, an RN in infection prevention at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, between December 1 st and January 25th, 2,128 people have been hospitalized for the flu in Minnesota compared to 552 during the entire last season. Minnesota has also had 75 deaths this season from the flu. Many in the community have likely heard that the numbers of those infected or hospitalized is now declining; this is true, but that does not mean it is time to relax and assume we are in the clear. The average flu season lasts until early spring and there is a substantial risk of a second peak still coming. Care providers at St Francis Regional Medical Center …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
In other news from around the South Metro, Pardon My French Restaurant unexpectedly closes its doors and Nicholas David returns to Rosemount for an emotional homecoming concert.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top recent stories from throughout the South Metro region. Here's a look at stories that may impact your life or be of interest to you. To read the full story, click on the headline link. UPDATED: 60 Dead of Flu-related Complications, Almost 2,000 Hospitalized The health department’s second weekly report on the flu outbreak more than doubles the number of reported deaths in the state. Apple Valley-Rosemount Real Estate Market Booming Median prices are way up over previous year's levels, but Realtors say there's now a new problem: Not enough homes on the market to meet demand. VIDEO: Nicholas David Stages Homecoming Performance at St. Joe's in …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
St. Francis Regional Medical Center, I Zen Spa receive 2012 Business Awards.
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce announced its 2013 Board of Directors, as well as honored St. Francis Regional Medical Center and I Zen Spa with awards. The new Board of Directors were sworn in at the Shakopee Chamber 2013 Annual Meeting that was held at The Ridges of Sand Creek Golf Club on January 9. “Our Board of Directors is comprised 17 business owners, leaders in the Shakopee region that are committed to making this community a place where businesses thrive,” explained Angie Whitcomb, President of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. “We were thrilled to honor both St. Francis Regional Medical Center and I Zen Spa with our 2012 Business Awards for their hard work and commitment to the Chamber and to the community last year.” The 2013 …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The baby girl was born at 2:24 a.m. on New Year's Day.
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Wednesday, January 2
Cora Lani Clark won the honor of being the first baby born at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. She debuted at 2:24am on January 1, 2013 weighing in at 8lbs 12 oz and measuring 21.3 inches. She is welcomed into her Shakopee home by parents Brittany and Kenneth, big brother Cameron, and big sister Karina. Janet Houser and Marlene Foudray presented a gift basket to mom and baby on behalf of the St Francis Auxiliary. (Information provided by St. Francis Regional Medical Center.)
Monday, December 3, 2012
The lights will remain lit throughout the holiday season.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, December 3, 2012
St. Francis held its holiday fundraiser Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2. The event, sponsored by the Saints Healthcare Foundation and the St. Francis Auxiliary, included a dedication program, music, caroling, and the official tree lighting. During the holiday season, lights cover the evergreen trees located at the front entrance of St. Francis Regional Medical Center as well in the Legacy Café. Members of the community, employees, physicians, volunteers, and past supporters purchased Lights of Love in memory or in honor of friends, relatives, and loved ones. Participants and their honorees are named in a Lights of Love register on display in the Legacy Café at St. Francis in front of the tree. The lights will remain…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Scott County Historical Society's Christmas Open House is another holiday event in Shakopee this weekend.
The holidays are coming to Shakopee this weekend. Here are some of the event highlights: Shakopee Holiday Festival Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free festival includes the Velodazzle Bike Parade, tree lighting ceremony and carriage rides. Photos with Santa are available for $5 each. Refreshments will be available. The festival is located in downtown Shakopee. Scott County Historical Society Christmas Open House Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission to the musuem and Stans House for the open house, which takes place during the holiday festival. Activities include a scavenger hunt, bonfire and s'mores. St. Francis "Lights of Love" Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Lights purchased in memory or in …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
All proceeds raised from the gala help to provide patient-centered health care services at St. Francis Regional Medical Center and St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
(The following is a news release for Saints Healthcare Foundation.) The Saints Healthcare Foundation, a merger of the St. Francis Foundation and St. Gertrude’s Foundation to advance the future of healthcare for people in our community, will be holding its “Spirit of the Saints” Gala to benefit the Foundation’s Integrative Health Care Fund. The 26th Annual Gala event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. “We had an amazing gala last year, raising more than $175,000 to benefit the lives of those receiving cancer care at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. We are grateful for the tremendous support from generous guests, sponsors and donors and hope to continue that trend this year,” says Cindy Anderson…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Kids receive one dollar for every pound of candy they bring to St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
Have a healthier Halloween through St. Francis Regional Medical Center's Halloween Candy Buy Back program. The program first started as a partnership with dentists, said Molly Johnson, senior marketing communications specialist at St. Francis. It gives kids an alternative to eating all of their Halloween candy, she said. Kids receive one dollar for every pound of candy they bring to St. Francis. In turn, St. Francis will donate two dollars to Jordan Elementary’s Healthy Snacks Program and send the candy to U.S. Military troops. Last year the program collected almost 1,200 pounds of candy, and St. Francis donated funds to the Jordan Area Food Shelf. This year’s buy back event will be on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The FDA said the pharmacy that started the outbreak shipped products to Allina Medical Clinic-Shakopee and St. Francis Regional Medical Center—but not steroids known to cause the infection.
The pharmacy at the center of a national fungal meningitis outbreak shipped products to Allina Medical Clinic-Shakopee and St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, according to the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The products were not the injectible steroids that the FDA blames for causing the infections that has killed 24 people in 18 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FDA said it was alerting all customers of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Framingham, MA out of "an abundance of caution." The clinic and medical center are the second and third facilities in Shakopee the FDA identified as having received NECC products. Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS), with a …