HCMC Richfield Clinic to move to Market Plaza

The HCMC Richfield Clinic in the Hub Shopping Center is expanding and moving to Market Plaza at the corner of 66th St. and Lyndale Avenue this fall. The clinic will double in size and include a pharmacy in the new location.

“The current location has served our patients well for 20 years, but we’ve simply outgrown the physical space,” said Scott Wordelman, HCMC Vice President Ambulatory Care. “Staying in the community was a priority and the new location meets the needs of our current patients and allows for future growth.  It is very visible in the community and only two blocks away from our current location.”

Richfield Clinic will continue to offer convenient primary care and specialty services, extended hours and Saturday appointments, and free parking. The new site will include a full-service pharmacy to serve the needs of clinic patients and the rest of the community.

“As we add new community and neighborhood locations, like Golden Valley and St. Anthony Village where we opened clinics in recent years, we also want to improve our existing clinics where we have a loyal patient base and we are doing that in Richfield,” said Wordelman. “The Market Plaza location gives us the flexibility to respond to the health care needs of the community while providing room to do even more, like expand our Health Care Home program.”

The new clinic will offer Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Certified Nurse-Midwife care. Services will include laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy. Patients will also have access to Primary Care Behavioral Health, a new model that integrates behavioral healthcare services in the primary care setting.

The Richfield Clinic has been caring for the residents of Richfield, South Minneapolis, and the south metro area since 1996. For more information on providers and services, go to www.hcmc.org/Richfield.

 

20 Surprising Reasons to Have Your Baby at HCMC


1. HCMC became a Baby-Friendly Hospital in February 2015, which means we are among a group of hospitals that are nationally recognized as centers of excellence in maternity care practices and infant feeding.

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2. It’s your choice. At HCMC, prenatal care and deliveries are done by OB/GYN and Family Medicine Physicians as well as Nurse-Midwives.

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3. Providing care that is centered around the needs of your family is the guiding principle at the HCMC Birth Center. We pledge to work with you…not on you…to provide a birth experience that is unique and memorable for your family.

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 4. Mothers and babies room together throughout the entire hospital stay so they can spend their first days together as a family.

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5. HCMC is one of the first Minnesota hospitals to provide skin-to-skin contact immediately following both vaginal and cesarean births.

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6. The Nurse-Midwife Service was the first of its kind in Minnesota, and has been welcoming new babies since 1971.

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7. Any patient who wants one has access to a Doula (certified labor support person).

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8. Premature or very sick infants are cared for in the state-of-the art Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

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9. Learn what to expect when you are expecting. You and your family can take a wide range of classes — from childbirth, to car seats, to breastfeeding, and more.

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10. Experience your pregnancy and prenatal care in a group setting with other expectant mothers. In our CenteringPregnancy® program, groups of 8-12 women are seen together throughout their entire pregnancies.

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11. It is very common to feel sad or anxious when you are pregnant or parenting young children. The Mother-Baby Program offers support for mothers’ emotional health.

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12. Interpreter services are provided in 20 different languages, free of charge, to limited and non-English speaking patients.

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13. As Minnesota’s premier teaching hospital, HCMC is home to the largest maternity care teaching site in the Midwest so you can expect expert and innovative care.

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14. The Breastfeeding Clinic is staffed by Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Call (612) 873-MILK for breastfeeding advice. Inpatient Breastfeeding support is available 7 days a week!

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15. The Birth Center has many options for increasing your comfort during labor from birthing balls to soothing tubs and music that you love. There are many choices!

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16. HCMC is among the state’s top performers for having the lowest Caesarean section rates according to MN Community Measurement. We are also experts in helping you have a vaginal birth after you’ve had a Caesarean.

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17. Your community physician may have trained at Hennepin. In fact, we are home to the largest maternity care teaching site in the Midwest so you can expect the most expert and innovative care.

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18. The Birth Center continues to offer water birth for Nurse Midwife patients, and we also have tubs in the Labor and Delivery unit for moms who want them to help increase comfort in labor.

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19. The OB Testing unit is a special department for patients with high-risk pregnancies. Our maternal/fetal medicine physicians will diagnose and carefully monitor moms to ensure the best outcomes possible.

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20. HCMC has special classes for big brothers and big sisters, ages 2-10, to help them prepare for a new baby in the family.

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Delivering more than 2,200 babies each year, The Birth Center at Hennepin County Medical Center is expertly equipped to meet all of the patients’ needs before, during and after the arrival of their child. Hennepin County Medical Center recognizes that the birth of a child will be one of the most exciting times in a patient’s life and provides a full spectrum of care which can be customized to meet patient needs and desires. From an advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to a nurse-midwife unit, a full spectrum of options is available for families. Call 612-873-BABY (2229) for more information.

Photo Credit: #2 and #16 Megan Crown; #18 Sarah Hrudka

HCMC recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility

HCMC_BirthCenter_LogoAfter completing a comprehensive on-site survey, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. recently announced that Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has been designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital.

“We are very excited about this prestigious award,” said Anna Mueller, Nurse Manager for Breastfeeding Services. “Making sure moms and babies get off to a great start is one of our priorities at The Birth Center, and being recognized as a Baby-Friendly hospital confirms our commitment to providing excellent Family-Centered care.” Continue reading “HCMC recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility”