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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 ...

End of life resources available through several avenues at NUMC

End of life situations can be extremely difficult not only for the patient but for the family and loved ones in the patient’s life. However, with a certain amount of planning and support from the resources available through Allina Health, these situations don’t have to be quite as ...

HPV vaccine for your child can prevent cancer later in life

Parents want the best for their child, including the best health they can provide for the long term, into adulthood. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is extremely common and every year, in the United States, HPV causes more than 30,000 cases of cancer in men and women. Ensuring that their child has ...

Virtual Prenatal Classes offered at NUMC

We are currently looking into providing a “Virtual Prenatal Class.” Classes would be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays for four consecutive weeks. Each week includes a speaker and education from an OB nurse. It’s recommended that families plan to attend around their seventh or ...

Advanced Practice Providers important member of team-based care model

At New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), there are different options for the care you receive. This includes Physicians (MDs and DOs) and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), which includes Nurse Practitioners and Physician assistants. Whether you are meeting with a physician or an APP the goal is ...

New Ulm Medical Center welcomes Robin Harmer, CNP, cardiology specialist

Certified Nurse Practitioner Robin Harmer, who began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center in May, never considered a career outside of nursing. “It seemed to be my calling,” Robin said. “I started working as an RN in 1980, and after working in managerial roles for a while, decided ...

Keep walking with knee replacement surgery

More than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. One of those 600,000 knees belonged to New Ulm resident John Covington. This past February, Covington finally got to say goodbye to a life with ...