Students Donate Blankets for Patients
On February 12, Jenny Lax (left) and Isabella Portner (right), two high school students from Sleepy Eye St. Mary's High School, delivered a donation of blankets to be used by inpatients at Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Both girls decided to make these blankets for their National Honor Society project. Thank you to them and the rest of the St. Mary's National Honor Society who spent time creating them for our patients!
Updated Visiting Guidelines
Due to a decrease in the cases of influenza and influenza-like illnesses, Sleepy Eye Medical has updated visiting guidelines:
• Do not visit if you are ill or have recently been ill.
• Please check in at the nursing station before entering a patient room.
• Children under age 5 are asked not to visit patients. (Note: guidelines vary for
OB patients - please consult with nursing staff.)
• Compassionate exceptions may be considered. Please consult with nursing staff.
Thank you for your support in prevening the spread of influenza.
New Monday Evening Urgent Care Clinic
Beginning January 26, Sleepy Eye Medical Center's Urgent Care Clinic will be open for extended hours every Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The urgent care extended hours clinic provides an alternative to the emergency room when individuals have a pressing medical need that does not require an emergency room visit.
Conditions commonly treated in urgent care include earaches, sore throats, sinus pain, cold or influenza symptoms, abrasions, minor cuts, sprains, strains, fractures, bladder infections, joint pain, bug bites, and childhood illnesses of pink eye, impetigo and rashes.
"Extending our urgent care hours helps our patients gain access to care, after the main clinic closes, for those urgent needs that maybe shouldn't wait until the next day. We strive to listen to and act on what our patients are telling us, and this is one of those suggestions," said Sandy Domeier, Director of Patient Services.
Routine visits such as wellness exams, physicals, obstetric care and vaccinations will continue to be scheduled during regular clinic hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m.
In the event of a serious illness or injury, please call 911.