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MN Department of Health Update_January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Influenza is now widespread within the state. There are signs hung in the hospital entrance asking visitors to stay away if they are sick. The Mora, HInckley and Pine City clinic waiting areas have designated areas for patients with influenza-like illnesses to sit.

If you have a cough please wear a mask and remember, its not too late to get a flu shot!

Thank you for helping us keep our patients and staff as healthy as possible.


With all of the recent changes with new entrances, you may be wondering what door to use when accessing services at FirstLight.  Maps are attached to help answer questions, click here to view/print:

if you are a rehab patient

if you are here for surgery

if you are here for a clinic or lab only appointment

if you are here for the birthing center, inpatient, dining or a meeting/support group

There are extra volunteers at the Emergency Entrances to help guide you to where you or your loved ones or friends need to be, just remember to ask!

Thank you for choosing FirstLight for your care!



First baby of 2019 born at FirstLight!

Brianna Fore and Chad Reed welcome the 1st baby born at FirstLight in 2019!

Meet Rayven, who was born on January 1st at 2:10 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long.  She is welcomed home by her siblings:  Bryson, Ayven and Myloh.  Grandparents are Dawn Becker, Steve and Lori Fore, Ray Reed and Karen and Bill Muellerleile.


Retirement letter from Dr. Timothy Yeh December 2018

December 21, 2018


As many of you may know, after forty years, I’ve made notice of my retirement from FirstLight Health System with my last day as Monday, December 31, 2018. FirstLight has been able to identify and successfully recruit my successor, Dr. Ronald D. Halvorson.

Dr. Halvorson, originally from Stewartville, Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and is an experienced hematologist-medical oncologist. Until recently he has been practicing at St. Cloud VA Medical Center. On a personal note, someone close to him has also been touched by cancer, giving him a unique perspective to this diagnosis.

Dr. Halvorson will start at FirstLight on Monday, January 7, 2019; and from January 1-January 7, my colleague Brenda Fischer, NP will be in contact with me for any issues or coverage. For those of you who continue care with FirstLight, Kristin Johnson, RN, and Cancer Nurse Navigator will coordinate your appointments while transitioning care to Dr. Halvorson and Brenda Fischer, NP. Kristin Johnson can be reached directly at 320-225-3637.

For those of you who do not need to be seen within the next several months, or do not require follow-up until later in 2019, your chart has been updated to reflect those decisions.

I leave you in capable and caring hands of Dr. Halvorson, whom I have personally worked with and Brenda Fischer, Kristin Johnson and all the rest of the care providers at FirstLight, as I trust them with you and your oncology care needs. I have greatly valued our relationship and thank you for your trust and loyalty, wishing you the best for you and your healthcare needs.


Timothy S. Yeh, MD-Hematology-Medical Oncology


HOLIDAY HOURS (New Year’s)-2018

Monday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve):

All clinics will be OPEN, regular hours
Same Day clinic in Mora will be OPEN from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Pine City Urgency Services will be OPEN 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Pine City Community Pharmacy OPEN until 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day):
All clinics will be CLOSED, including Mora Same Day Clinic
Pine City Urgency Services will be OPEN from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Pine City Community Pharmacy will be CLOSED

Normal business hours resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019