(Nov. 6, 2013)—After the loss of a loved one, children and adolescents can sometimes become the forgotten grievers. Fortunately, Youth Grief Services, a community outreach program of Fairview, is committed to changing that. Through grief support and education, and a summer camp for kids, it gives grieving families help in healing—at no charge to them.
(Oct. 31, 2013)—For the second consecutive year, three Fairview hospitals have been named as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” for 2013 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
(Oct. 30, 2013)—Eleven Fairview clinics in the greater metro area are hosting a candy buy-back, allowing kids to cash in on a healthy alternative to sweets. Participating Fairview clinics will pay kids $1 per pound for unopened Halloween candy. The candy is donated to military personnel serving overseas.
(Oct. 28, 2013)—University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital recently hosted “e-field trips” with about 100 students at four local elementary schools. Through interactive video conferencing, students were able to learn about the importance of developing healthy eating and exercise habits from two medical experts and a Vikings tight end—all without leaving their classrooms.
(Oct. 23, 2013)—For the 15th year, Fairview employees connected with our medical center in Wyoming, Minn., and our nearby clinics are taking part in the award-winning “Friends Make A Difference” mentoring program which pairs them with student mentees in local schools.
(Oct. 22, 2013)—A miniature horse named Magic recent brought her unique brand of comfort to pediatric behavioral patients at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.
(Oct. 16, 2013)—Fairview provides influenza vaccinations at no charge to underserved children and adults through a community-based collaboration that began in 2006. Fairview’s Minnesota Immunization Networking Initiative (MINI) is a national model for partnering with ethnic and faith communities to help immunize people.
(Oct. 8, 2013)—As part of an innovative year-long community health initiative, Fairview has joined with members of a community in Richfield to build more than 30 raised garden beds, plant vegetables and offer health education classes to community members.