To improve the quality of human life through the provision of exceptional healthcare services.
Integrity: We will be honest, ethical and fair.
Respect: We will treat each other and those we serve with courtesy, honor and dignity, accepting and valuing each individual.
Competence: We will diligently maintain high standards by performing our duties safely, with expertise and good judgment. We will provide services based on scientific knowledge to all who could benefit and refrain from providing services to those not likely to benefit.
Cooperation: We will work together as a team, striving to achieve common goals.
Communication: We will be good listeners, as well as express clearly and concisely what is needed and expected.
Stewardship: We will work to reduce delays for those who receive and give care, and to avoid waste of equipment, supplies, ideas and energy. We will seek to apply our financial resources for the maximum benefit of our community and our broader service area.
Our Philosophy :
Our philosophy is one of patient-centered care, which utilizes four principles:
- Creating a healing environment for each other and those we serve
- Focusing on making our work meaningful
- Developing a system of integrated care, and
- Providing excellent service that is efficient and cost effective
About Us :
Northfield Hospital is a 37-bed hospital located in a vibrant, college town of 17,000. It sits on the southern edge of a major metropolitan area that includes Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Northfield Hospital and its attached long-term care center are owned by the city and serve approximately 80,000 area residents who live in Rice, Dakota, Scott and Goodhue counties. The hospital's governing board, the Board of Trustees, is appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council.
Northfield Hospital provides a wide range of health care services from emergency services to home care. Our 450 employees offer emergency services, including an emergency room with round the clock physician staffing; critical care; birthing services; a full complement of skilled surgeons; high-tech diagnostic imaging; comprehensive rehabilitation services; chemotherapy; home care and hospice.
It is currently the anchor of a new integrated health campus, which will include facilities for a primary care clinic and specialized facilities for cardiology, oncology and accommodations for visiting specialists. Northfield Hospital is developing a regional network of FamilyHealth primary care clinics.The first opened in Lonsdale in November of 2005. Ground has been broken on a Farmington clinic due to open in early 2007 and a Lakeville clinic scheduled to open later in 2007.