Tricounty News

Hilltop continues fulfilling dreams for residents

Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins continues to work on fulfilling residents’ dreams. Several residents had a dream to go on a horse and sleigh ride.  In cooperation withW-Sleigh-ride Wind River Percherons,  operated by Erv & Doreen Brugger, located in rural Kimball area, the residents’ dreams were fulfilled.  Residents Bernice Kuechle and Loretta Brutger enjoyed their dream outing, along with another resident and staff on March 3rd. Bernice stated “I wish my husband was alive to be with me, he loved his work horses and harnesses.” Loretta also reminisced about working with horses years ago.


Resource Center Program

The Resource Center Program has a networking group planned in two locations, in Willmar Tuesday, march 12, and in Litchfield March 19.

Are you an adult caring for a child with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, or other life challenges? Then this is for you. It’s also for professionals serving your child.

This is a question and answer night, so bring your burning questions. Come share, learn, and go home with new ideas.


Hilltop Health Care Center in learning collaborative with Stratis Health

Hilltop Health Care Center is excited to be a skilled healthcare member of the Stratis Health Acting Together to Achieve W-MarilynExcellence campaign (ATTAX).

Hilltop Health Care Center will participate in this campaign designed to ensure that every nursing home resident receives the highest quality of care. The ATTAX campaign will instill quality and performance improvement practices aimed at attacking and eliminating healthcare acquired conditions and improving resident satisfaction in Minnesota nursing homes. Supporting the development of strategies for overall quality will be at the heart of this work, as well as specific emphasis and resources on improving dementia care, and preventing pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections. Successes and best practices from the group will be shared with the Minnesota nursing home community over the next few years.



Eating for Health March 4

Learn healthy food options for cancer survivors 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 4, in the Windfeldt Room at CentraCare Health Plaza. David Kroska, MD, CentraCare Clinic – Women & Children, presents options for healthy eating during and after cancer treatment. Cancer survivors are welcome to bring a guest to this free event. Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by CentraCare Health Foundation. Please register by Feb. 28 by calling (320) 229-5199, ext. 70659.

About Coborn Cancer Center

Coborn Cancer Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and an extensive range of treatment options to support cancer patients and their families. The American College of Surgeons has designated the Cancer Center a certified community cancer program. Coborn Cancer Center strives to be truly patient-centered in its mission, combining high-tech services with a strong patient-family approach to care. For more information or physician referral, call (320) 229-4907.


Senior Foot Clinic Mar. 1

Friday, March 1, the Senior Foot Clinic will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Dining Site at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball.

Appointments need to be scheduled, call (320) 203-6942 for an appointment. Walk-ins only if open appointment times.