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COVID-19 survivor shares his experience, encourages all to get vaccinated

Franklin resident Jerry Weldy wants to make a couple things clear about COVID-19: if you are one of the unlucky ones, the recovery can take longer than the recovery from a heart attack; and masks and social distancing protections work to keep the uninfected safe from the virus. Weldy knows ...

Cardiac arrest is a family event for one New Ulm mother

A swift response can make a big difference when a person is in cardiac arrest and New Ulm resident Terri Schreyer will forever be grateful that her son, Nate, sprung into action even if he wasn’t sure what he was doing when she collapsed at his house in June 2019. Schreyer’s cardiac ...

Clinical Neuropsychologist begins seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center

Clinical Neuropsychologist Angela Buffington, PhD, MA, LP, ABPP-CN, began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in early February. Dr. Buffington, who has practiced neuropsychology for 15 years, has special interests in dementia evaluation, concussion, traumatic brain injury, and ...

Nathan Holm, DNP, APRN, CNP now seeing mental health patients at NUMC

Nathan Holm, DNP, APRN, CNP knew from a young age that health care was his life’s calling. Holm, a New Ulm native, worked for an area assisted living and memory care unit during his high school years and found his passion for health care in that work. “Throughout my education and clinical ...

Telehealth options are abundant at NUMC

Telehealth and virtual options are abundant at New Ulm Medical Center It is probably safe to say that, within the last year, more people have had experiences communicating over video, whether on a cell phone or computer, than ever before. It is convenient, especially during a cold Minnesota ...

Virtual addiction services available

Another important health service recently added to the telehealth lineup at NUMC is expanded virtual addiction care, which is a new development in 2021. “Our service is really tailored to the unique needs of each patient. To reach the broadest cross-section of patients, we are offering all ...

New Ulm Medical Center hosts dozens of students each year

New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has always been a hub for care in the southwestern region of Minnesota. It may not be as well known that it is also a vital location for the education of future health care providers in a wide range of specialties and from several educational institutions. ...

Magseed reduces risk, improves outcomes for breast biopsy patient

The expanded Breast Center offerings at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, implemented yet another piece of advanced technology for the benefit of their patients with the introduction of Magseed technology. In the last few years, the Breast Center at NUMC has introduced 3D ...

How to prepare for your first virtual appointment

While there certainly has been a lot of buzz around it, telemedicine isn’t a new concept. Health care providers have been using electronic tools to connect patients to their providers virtually for decades. Never before, however, has its popularity taken off the way it has during the COVID-19 ...

Heart of New Ulm activities off to a good start in 2021

With 2021 in full swing, the many community members and organizations that comprise the Heart of New Ulm (HONU) have big plans for another year working to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of all New Ulm-area residents through education, available resources, initiatives and ...

HONU Action Teams are Looking for New Members!

If you are interested in lending a hand to HONU’s efforts to support health and well-being in the New Um community, we encourage you to join us on an action team! Action teams generally meet monthly (virtually for now) and you can choose your personal level of involvement and time commitment ...

NUMC team takes unexpected delivery of triplets in stride

One New Ulm woman tripled her joy when she gave birth to triplets at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in September. The momentous occasion was made even more joyful in that, even though the triplets were not supposed to be delivered at NUMC, the staff and providers at NUMC and their partners in ...

COVID-19 update Flu vaccine more important than ever

This fall the cold and flu season will be more complicated, with many of the symptoms of both the flu and COVID-19 resembling the other and more severe cases of both requiring hospitalization. In addition, as COVID-19 stretches on into several months, anxiety over the disease itself as well as ...

NUMC offers wide variety of digital options

With the introduction of COVID-19 into daily lives has also come the incorporation of technology into many more aspects of daily life. Not surprisingly, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) was ahead of the curve when it came to the health care digital experience. Now that experience is more important ...

Prevention and Wellness Fund designated to care for caregivers

When the pandemic first hit, New Ulm Medical Center Foundation Director Missy Dreckman started to get checks from concerned community members that were simply marked “COVID-19 relief.” In a time when many people fear for their own safety, many also immediately thought of the safety and ...

Nurse Practitioner Josh Hoffmann seeing patients at Springfield Clinic

A native of the Morgan area, Josh Hoffmann, NP, has a passion for rural life and building relationships with his patients to help improve their quality of life. Hoffmann is now seeing patients at the Allina Health Clinic in Springfield. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Nursing at ...