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Windom Area Hospital recognized by March of Dimes

Windom Area Hospital is being recognized for reducing the number of elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. March of Dimes says this will give more babies a healthy start in life.

“We’re proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who saw this opportunity to improve care in our community and put in place policies to avoid scheduling elective inductions or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically necessary” said Kari Witte, Director of Patient Care at Windom Area Hospital.

Windom Area Hospital is one of 63 hospitals in the state to receive this recognition.

Visit the  BIRTH PLACE to find out more about our labor and delivery service.
And visit the  Nursing Services Page to see a picture of our staff with the March of Dimes banner!

"Did you Know" Campaign
In a survey of our community during the summer of 2013, 51% of Cottonwood County Residents listed the Windom Area Hospital as the first hospital or clinic that comes to mind. Location was the primary reason for the ‘top of mind’ honor. The survey also told us that there are services and information about the Hospital our residents are unfamiliar with. Here at the Hospital, we want our community to not only think of us for convenience, but to know us for the services we offer, great employees we have on staff, and our commitment to providing excellent healthcare to our community.

That’s why we are embarking on a “Did you Know” social media campaign. Each week we will be posting new “Did you Know” facts here on our website and on Facebook. Take this chance to learn something interesting about your local Hospital!

Did You Know Fact!
Did you know our average length of stay in the ER is 1 hour and 42 minutes? The national average is 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Learn more about our ER by clicking  HERE .

Baby Boomers Urged by CDC to get Tested for Hepatitis C
Discounts on Tests Available
Over 75% of people infected with Hepatitis C are in the Baby Boomer generation, born between 1945 - 1965. Many of those infected do not have any symptoms.

The Windom Area Hospital is offering discount Hepatitis C tests until April 15, 2014. Tests are $20 and have a $130 value. Coupons are available at the front desk at the hospital, or call 507-831-0670 to schedule today.

Learn more about why the Baby Boomer generation is so effected by clicking HERE . Get tested today!
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Finding Fitness in the New Year
Need a little motivation?
Whether you’re just getting started or want to build upon your current routine, we’ve got tips and ideas for you.

- If you’re an exercise newbie, skip over more complicated and/or expensive types of exercise and choose something simple. Walking is a great choice!
- If you’re already in the exercise groove, remember to mix up your routine. Our bodies adapt quickly, so be sure to challenge yourself by varying the speed, duration, and type
of exercise you do.
- Remember to include stretching and strength training to help improve your muscle tone and flexibility.
- Too cool or rainy to go outside? That’s your opportunity to try an indoor workout. Check out an exercise DVD from the library or search YouTube and get fit at home. You can also check out the Wellness Center at the Windom Area Hospital!
- Remember that chores count as exercise. Put a little extra effort into vacuuming, washing the car, or shoveling snow to get your heart pumping!

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Tha Wellness Center - Something for Everyone!
Keep your fitness level up during the cold winter months! "Gentle Yoga" will be held on Mondays from 4:30 - 5:15 and is a great for seniors, women who are pregnant or those just getting started with yoga. Early birds will love the "Day Starter" cardio class, held on Wednesdays or Thursdays (check schedule) from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Zumba, SilverSneakers, Body Strengthening, and Vinyasa Yoga are also available. All classes are FREE with your Wellness Center membership!

NEW! Flat screen TVs available on most equipment!

Call 831-0672 for more info!

Diabetic Education Schedule is Available
The Windom Area Hospital and the Sanford Clinics of Mountain Lake and Windom organize and host a monthly diabetic support group and just released the schedule of upcoming meeting dates and topics.

The support group is not only for individuals with diabetes, but also for friends, family or anyone interested in learning more about living with the disease. The location alternates between the Windom Area Hospital and the Mt. Lake Public Library and occurs the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45.

The October 2013 - May 2014 schedule can be found HERE.   Or contact Pricilla Comnick at 507-831-2400 or 507-427-2700 for a free brochure.

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Windom Area Hospital

WINDOM: 507.831.2400 | MT. LAKE: 507.427.2700
2150 Hospital Drive, PO Box 339 Windom, MN 56101