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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 ...

Robot-assisted bronchoscopy: diagnosing, staging lung cancer early

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer there is, killing more people every year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. One of the main barriers to improving survival is timely diagnosis. Patients with early stage lung cancer often have no symptoms, which delays the diagnosis until the ...

2021 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period: the Allina Health | Aetna Difference

Allina Health | Aetna knows the ins and outs of Medicare can be tricky. That’s why they deliver a unique partnership between their Medicare members, providers and health insurance to simplify and personalize the health care experience. Their goal this Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) — and ...

Legacy Giving: A meaningful gift for years to come

Those who have experienced that great feeling you get when giving once and for short-term benefit will be pleased to hear that when you give in such a way that many people will benefit in a meaningful way far into the future, that feeling is amplified. If New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has ...

NUMC specialists see patients at Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic

New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has long had a history of partnership and support of other medical facilities in the region. This is especially true when it comes to sharing specialty physicians at other facilities, to make access easier for patients across southern Minnesota. NUMC shares four ...

NUMC Orthopedics team expands to include Athletic Trainer, regional care

The orthopedics team at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) continues to stretch itself not only within the structure of the team itself but geographically, to support patients across the region. There are three orthopedic surgeons seeing patients at NUMC currently: Mario Desouza, MD; Angela ...

Wellness the NU Way: Snack Smart!

Have you been eating more snacks during the pandemic? If so, you’re not alone! A survey from CVS Pharmacy released in mid-October found that two-thirds of American adults (66 percent) are snacking at home more. Yet nearly three in five (59 percent) are choosing better-for-you snacks and meal ...

Orthopedic Surgeon Joyce Tarbet, MD, joins New Ulm Medical Center

Growing up as an avid athlete, a career in sports medicine and orthopedics just made sense for Joyce Tarbet, MD, FRCSC. Dr. Tarbet began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in May. She joins NUMC’s two other orthopedic surgeons Mario Desouza, MD, and Angela Honstad, MD. A ...

Springfield, Lamberton Clinics open for primary, specialty care

Despite being thrown a significant curveball by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allina’s newest clinics in Springfield and Lamberton are open and thriving. The clinics, owned and run since April 1 by New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, are fully operational and provide primary, ...

A new opportunity to provide your support at NUMC

The safety and well-being of our donors and community remains a top priority for New Ulm Medical Center and our Foundation. With this in mind, our annual Golf Scramble (A group from the 2019 tournament is shown above) will not be held as scheduled. We do plan to have our 2021 Gala and Golf ...

Mental Health support services make all the difference for one family

For some kids, a full day at daycare can be exhilarating but exhausting. For Sally(not her real name), it was torture. Starting early in her life, Sally would struggle with transitions between activities and with loud noises, causing her to yell and throw things like chairs. Even when an ...

Top six things to know about Urgent Care at New Ulm Medical Center

In mid-May, New Ulm Medical Center’s (NUMC) Walk-in Clinic, a long-standing and popular care option, moved closer to our Emergency Department and re-branded under the new name of Urgent Care. The changes to the name and the location of the service were made to benefit patients and to ...

Cancer clinical trials pave the way for better cancer treatment

Breast cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers in the world, has been recorded throughout history dating back centuries. Treatments have evolved as quickly as fashions across cultures and continents. Today, breast cancer is not eradicated, but women and men who are diagnosed with it have a ...

Swimmer’s ear vs ear infection: Four ways to spot the difference

The following article was originally published on Allina Health's Healthy, Set, Go blog. It was written by Anne Lillyblad, CNP, and Emily Nelson, CNP. Find this and other helpful articles at Allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. It's summer, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes is a great place to swim and ...