May 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out in the pouring rain to attend the 2017 Bike Safety Rodeo presented by River’s Edge and the St. Peter Police Department. While we were not able to have the safety course, we will gave out 161 bike helmets and had a lot of fun!
Special Thanks to generous donations from The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation, REHC Medical Staff, Angie’s BoomChickaPop, Pepsi of Mankato, St. Peter Rotary, St. Peter Kiwanis, St. Peter Lions, Family Fresh Market and Allina EMS.
And, of course, all the REHC Staff and their family members and St. Peter Police Reserves who helped cook, serve food and fit helmets. This event could not happen without all of you!

River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic is a Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacements


ST. PETER, MN— River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic has been recognized as a DNV GL Healthcare certified Hip & Knee Replacement Center. The DNV GL Healthcare Hip and Knee Replacement Certification, based on standards set forth by DNV GL Healthcare and considering the guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, recognizes program excellence in patient care and outcomes.

DNV GL Healthcare certification as a Hip & Knee Replacement Center validates the hospital’s excellence across the spectrum of hip and knee replacement care, from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation, education and outcomes.

“This certification tells our community that we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible care for Hip and Knee replacement,” says George Rohrich, CEO at River’s Edge. “It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to exhibit excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of Hip and Knee Replacement and related procedures. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”

“This is a great accomplishment for REHC and the OrthoEdge program. It’s this kind of quality care that both REHC and OFC are known for. We have known that the care we provide is exceptional and that has now been confirmed by DNV GL. We would like to congratulate the hospital staff, administration, and physicians for their dedication and hard work to achieve this certification. Being a Center of Excellence in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty is important for the patient, community, and the region,” said Andrew Meyers, CEO at The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic.

“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV GL Healthcare. “It helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”


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River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides a wide range of healthcare services, combining state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care, collaboration, integrity and stewardship. 


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On May 15, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two cases of measles in Le Sueur County.  These are the first confirmed measles cases in south central Minnesota in 2017.

MDH investigates how individuals become infected, identifies people known to be exposed, monitors them for symptoms and informs them of recommended protective actions. Health officials continue to monitor individuals across the state and update the MDH website regularly with case statistics.  To learn more about measles and get current information, click on the link to the MDH website listed here.


St. Peter — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an updated Hospital Compare patient experience and quality report and River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic has maintained its 5-star rating for overall patient experience for the fourth consecutive reporting period.

“The superior performance of the staff has been recognized as world class by our patients,” said George Rohrich, CEO at River’s Edge.  “We care about the people in this community and are proud that we are able to deliver this high level of care to everyone who comes to River’s Edge.

Data for the Hospital Compare patient experience star ratings is collected from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey that is sent to hospital patients throughout the United States. The survey measures areas from the hospital environment to pain management to doctors and nurses.  The reporting period for the current report is July 2015 through June 2016.

In the United States, only 188 out of 3,499 hospitals received 5 stars for patient experience.  In Minnesota, out of the 78 critical access hospitals, there are only four other hospitals that received 5 stars for patient experience in this reporting period.

River’s Edge Hospital has also been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for being one of the top 51 hospitals in the U.S. for quiet patient rooms and one of the top 10 hospitals in Minnesota for nurse-patient communication.