Category Archives: Press Releases

Want to know more about diabetes…are you at-risk?

Pre-Diabetes 101 Seminar

If you’re concerned about pre-diabetes or developing diabetes, join us for this FREE informative seminar, Tuesday, March 21 from 5-6:30 p.m.
•  Learn the definition of pre-diabetes and how it is diagnosed.
•  Discover how making small lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes.
•  Take home valuable resources, including books and other handouts.

Presented by Danna Woods, RD, LD, a registered and licensed dietician and member of FirstLight’s Nutritional Services Department.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
For more information, questions, or to register, please call (320) 225-3640. You may also email info@fl-hs.org to register.

To learn more about FirstLight’s other classes, support groups and events,
visit FirstLightHealthSystem.org.
This class will be held at FirstLight Health System’s Mora campus at 301 Highway 65 South, Mora, MN 55051.

7 Steps to a Healthier Heart

You don’t have to make big changes to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk. Here are 7 healthy habits that could save your life:

1. Live smoke-free. If you smoke, quit!
2. Monitor your blood pressure. Keep your numbers below 120/80 mm Hg
3. Maintain a healthy body weight. Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 Calculate your BMI
4. Watch your cholesterol. Strive for a total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL
5. Control your blood sugar. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL
6. Get active. Log 150 min. of moderate exercise – like brisk walking – per week
7. Eat a healthy diet. Make vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and fish mealtime staples. Limit sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar

Learn more at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ or FirstLight Health Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

How much exercise is 150 minutes REALLLLLYYY?
Let’s take a closer look:

  • 60 minutes / hour, x 24 hours /day = 1440 minutes PER DAY.
  • 1440 minutes /day, x 7 days / week = 10,080 minutes PER WEEK.
  • 150 minutes of exercise / week ÷ 10,080 minutes / week = 0.0148
  • 0.0148 x 100% = 1.48 %
    * Only 1.48% of our week is required to be spent EXERCISING to keep our bodies healthy and improve our overall physical and mental well-being!
    * The American Heart Association recommends exercising 3-5 days per week, with sessions lasting between 30-60 minutes.
    * visit: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ for more great tips and advice to get moving!

 

Your FirstLight Cardiac Rehabilitation Staff

Thank you Pine City Lions Club

The Pine City Public Schools Athletic Department would like to thank the Pine City Lions Club for their generous donation of $300.00 towards purchasing a portable Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This AED is a great addition to the department as it will play a key role in keeping student-athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators safe during athletic competitions.

Thank you again Pine City Lions Club for your donation and support!

 

We <3 to read, do you?

We want to give your child a book!

Did you know that children who are read to, told stories, interacted with and who visit the library may start school better prepared to learn?

We are doing our part to help families to spend time reading to their children. Stop in any of our clinics, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to get your free book!

Child must be present to receive book.

February Community Wellness Challenge: Love Your Heart

February is heart month! Join us for a “Love Your Heart” challenge. All you have to do is complete 20 of the 28 (one each day) heart healthy challenges listed by the end of February and turn it in at one of the front receptions desks at any FirstLight location.  To print out the complete hallenge sheet, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Wright, DWright@fl-hs.org

The What and Why of Cardiovascular Testing


Don’t Miss this important session, The What and Why of Cardiovascular Testing presented by Betty Grey, MD, Senior Consulting Cardiologist with the  Minneapolis Heart Institute. Dr. Grey is board-certified in cardiovascular disease. She received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and completed residencies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and VA Medical Center. Her special interests include general cardiology, women’s heart health, echocardiography, cardio-oncology and nuclear cardiology.

All classes are held at FirstLight Health System’s Mora campus at 301 Highway 65 South, Mora, MN 55051. For more information, or to register, call 320-225-3328 or email info@fl-hs.org. Advance registration is appreciated, but not required.

FirstLight’s Beth Good Announced as March of Dime’s Nurse of the Year

The March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Advanced Practice was awarded to FirstLight’s Beth Good, DNP, CNS-BC, CARN.

On the morning of Friday, October 14th, nurses from all over Minnesota gathered to honor the 2016 Nurse of the year. Over 600 nurses from around the state were nominated within 16 different fields of nursing including: Advanced Practice (Beth Good’s Award), Care Management, Education and Research, Community Health Nursing, Mental Health, Neonatal, and Pediatric nursing, to name a few. The winners from each category were chosen after an extensive evaluation was conducted by a 20 nurse executives throughout Minnesota.

Beth was, initially, named a finalist in the Advanced Practice category of nursing along with 4 other nurses from Health Partners, Associates in Women’s Health, North Memorial Medical Center and Allina Health. Beth was, ultimately, named the overall Nurse of the Year in this category. 

To read  the full press release of Beth’s success please click here.

 

New Year Holiday Hours

 

 

 

New Year Holiday Hours

In observance of the New Year Holiday, please see our holiday hours below:

Saturday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve)

 Mora Location:

  • Clinic OPEN from 7:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. (appointment required)
  • Same Day Clinic Closed
  • Eye Clinic Closed
  • Emergency Department OPEN 24H

Pine City Location:

  • Clinic Closed
  • Urgency Services OPEN from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy OPEN from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hinckley Location:

  • Clinic Closed

 

Sunday, January  1st (New Year’s Day)

Mora Location:

  • Clinic closed
  • Eye Clinic closed
  • Same Day closed
  • Emergency Department OPEN 24H

Pine City Location:

  • Clinic closed
  • Urgency Services OPEN from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy Closed

Hinckley Location:

  • Clinic Closed

 

Monday, January 2nd (Observed Holiday)

Mora Location:

  • Clinic Closed
  • Eye Clinic Closed
  • Same Day Closed
  • Emergency Department OPEN 24H

Pine City Location:

  • Clinic closed
  • Urgency Services OPEN from 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy closed

Hinckley Location:

  • Clinic Closed

 

Christmas Holiday Hours

In observance of the Christmas Holiday, please see our holiday hours below:

Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

Mora Location:

  • Clinic OPEN from 7:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. (appointment required)
  • Same Day Clinic Closed
  • Eye Clinic Closed
  • Emergency Department OPEN 24H

Pine City Location:

  • Clinic Closed
  • Urgency Services OPEN from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy OPEN from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hinckley Location:

  • Clinic Closed

Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

Mora Location:

  • Clinic closed
  • Eye Clinic closed
  • Same Day closed
  • Emergency Department OPEN 24H

Pine City Location:

  • Clinic closed
  • Urgency Services OPEN from 11:00 a.m. -8 :00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy Closed

Hinckley Location:

  • Clinic Closed

Monday, December 26th (Observed Holiday)

Mora Location:

  • Clinic Closed
  • Eye Clinic Closed
  • Same Day Closed
  • Emergency Department OPEN 24H

Pine City Location:

  • Clinic closed
  • Urgency Services OPEN from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Pharmacy closed

Hinckley Location:

  • Clinic Closed