Patient Experiences Mar 27, 2019
In recent years, there has been an extraordinary effort to increase the number of St. Francis patients given the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies. Enrollment numbers for 2018 saw a remarkable increase from 2017, due to Cancer Center physician, Ayse Malcolm, MD, clinical research nurse, Deb Sisler, RN, and an increase in the availability of eligible studies. Nationwide, many patients with cancer benefit dramatically from today’s cutting-edge oncology research, including Chaska resident and St. Francis Cancer Center patient, Dick Rickaby.
Pregnancy & Parenting Feb 12, 2019
The breastfeeding journey can be both gratifying and overwhelming. Many women prepare for breastfeeding, but they may experience unexpected challenges once their newborn enters the world. Thankfully, there are many resources at St. Francis and within our community to support women with breastfeeding. Krista Kranz, an Allina Health Certified Nurse Midwife and Lactation Consultant at St. Francis, shares tips to help prepare you for a more successful breastfeeding experience.
Patient Experiences Oct 05, 2018
"I don't know if it was divine intervention, or what have you, but I can't explain how thankful I am that they called me," recalls Dale Larson, 75, of a rescheduled appointment that likely helped save his life...
Jul 27, 2018
Superheroes in Scrubs: Luke Healy, MD volunteers in Zimbabwe for fifth mission with Operation of Hope
In May, St. Francis Emergency Department doctor, Luke Healy boarded a flight for a six-day volunteer trip to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, alongside doctors and nurses from across the United States and Canada, with a single shared mission: Operation of Hope, a non-profit organization that works with health care providers around the world to perform life-changing surgeries in developing countries. Operation of Hope's surgeons volunteer to perform reconstructive surgery free of charge to children with congenital or acquired facial deformities or injuries, and to burn victims of all ages.
Pregnancy & Parenting Feb 15, 2018
She's helped half of Scott County feed their babies. You may have heard this saying about Kris Beuch, RN, Family Birth Place and lactation consultant at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. If you do the math, that estimate may not be far off. Beuch began her career as a registered nurse in St. Francis' labor and delivery unit 43 years ago, and became a breastfeeding advocate soon after.
Surgery Nov 08, 2017
Brett Larson is running marathons again thanks to Dr. Kevin Mullaney and the team at Twin Cities Spine Center.
Pregnancy & Parenting Sep 06, 2017
There's no denying it—labor and childbirth involve discomfort; and planning how to manage that discomfort is usually top of mind for women during their pregnancy especially as the birth nears. A pain management option that's been absent from the delivery room for several years is now making a successful comeback: nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas.
Health & Wellness Aug 08, 2017
St. Francis is the first hospital in Minnesota to launch an online check-in system for urgent care and ER patients in an effort to reduce wait times and improve patient satisfaction.