June 2019

River’s Edge Hospital announces receipt of the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation from DNV-GL Healthcare. Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation affirms an organization’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to orthopedic care.

“This designation assures our community that we have the ability to provide consistent, high quality orthopedic care.” says George Rohrich, CEO, River’s Edge Hospital. “The community can be confident that we have the right equipment, personnel and training to maintain our orthopedic service line at peak performance. Achieving this designation validates all the effort we have put into orthopedic services and to ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”

The DNV-GL Healthcare Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation is obtained by achieving certification in at least three (3) orthopedic service line programs based on requirements set forth by DNV-GL Healthcare, and informed by the guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

River’s Edge received certifications in hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery, and spine surgery. River’s Edge Hospital is the third hospital in the U.S. and the first hospital in Minnesota to receive this certification.

“This additional Certification of Excellence in Spine and Shoulder surgery reflects the ongoing pursuit of high quality treatment and care for the orthopedic patient. Rivers Edge Hospital and Clinic and The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic have a common goal of providing the best orthopedic care in the region, this only amplifies the previous designations of excellence already awarded ( Knee and Hip Surgery). The community and region need to know that such a high quality center exists for their benefit and that we continue to strive for such quality on all that we do for our patients,” said Andrew Meyers, CEO, The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic.

“Achieving designation shows a 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.”


About DNV-GL Healthcare

DNV-GL is a world-leading certification body that helps businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.

Within healthcare, DNV-GL helps its customers achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, disease-specific certifications and quality-management training.

The DNV- GL operates in more than 100 countries. Our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping its customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


For more information about DNV-GL Healthcare, visit




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ST. PETER, MN — River’s Edge Hospital opened its new patient wings on June 3, leaving a lot of excess furniture from the former patient wings without a home. The furniture found a new home with the Partners for Affordable Housing.

Partners for Affordable Housing provides a variety of services to support people experiencing homelessness in the Southern Minnesota Region, including Emergency Shelters – Theresa House and Welcome Inn – Mankato, Transitional Housing programs, affordable Permanent Housing options, and our Free Store – we make donations of household goods, food and furniture available to anyone in need to make a home. The latest addition is the St Peter Motel, which will be converted to an additional homeless shelter later this summer. The shelters offer a transitional stay of up to 90 days while receiving case management support with the goal of obtaining income and housing by the end of their stay.

The items donated by River’s Edge, chairs, end tables, artwork, storage bins, sofas, and other items, will be used in the St. Peter shelter, Mankato shelters, and made available in the Partners for Affordable Housing Free Store.

“Much of the furniture that was in the patient rooms is in very good shape and we did not want to simply dispose of it. We are grateful for the Partners for Affordable Housing and the work they do to provide food and housing for those in need. The donation is one way we can help them meet their mission,” said George Rohrich, Chief Executive Officer at River’s Edge Hospital.

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ST. PETER, MN— The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) on May 31 honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 35th annual awards ceremony.

River’s Edge Hospital  was awarded the Quality and Patient Safety Award in the small hospital category for implementing best practices to reduce the number of patient falls at the facility.  River’s Edge Hospital also received this award in 2016.

“The safe patient handling committee works extremely hard on promoting patient safety,” said Janelle Rauchman, RN, Chief Quality Officer at River’s Edge Hospital.  “I am proud of this team and the staff at River’s Edge and their dedication to quality.”

Awards were given for extraordinary achievement in categories ranging from advocacy on behalf of hospitals and volunteerism to innovation and improvement in patient care and patient safety.

“Each day, all across the state, Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are working to strengthen the health of our communities,” said MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa. “Our exceptional care teams set the bar high for patient care and for meeting the needs of their communities.  Thanks to their expertise, diligence and commitment to excellence, Minnesota’s hospitals continue to be among the best in the nation.”

(Caption:  River’s Edge Hospital was awarded the Quality and Patient Safety Award at the 2019 Minnesota Hospital Association Awards banquet held May 31.  Pictured representing River’s Edge Hospital is (l. to. r.) – Lori Zook, Chief Financial Officer, MaryAnn Harty, Hospital Commissioner, Nicole Boelter, Exercise Physiologist, Jackie Kimmet, Chief Human Resource Officer, Brittney Sharping, RN, Janelle Rauchman, RN, Chief Quality Officer, Paula Meskan, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Stephanie Holden, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, and Linda Prahl, RN, Med/Surg Manager.


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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. 

 River’s Edge Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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River’s Edge Hospital has added a price estimator tool to its website to help individuals get a better idea of the potential cost of care for health-related services.  To access the price estimator tool, select the PRICE ESTIMATOR button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page.  This will open up the price transparency page.  The price estimator is on the right of the page.  To use the tool, please follow the steps below:

Use of online Estimate System

Service Category: Use drop down to pick service desired.

Service: Use drop down to choose what service you would like a price on. You can only choose one service at a time so if multiple services they will need to be done individually.

Service Description: This is the CPT code that indicates the service you have chosen and will populate automatically.

Estimated Date of Service: Fill in the date you are scheduled for your services.

Insurance Type: Choose commercial or Medicare/Medicaid

Patient Information: Complete demographic information

Insurance Information: Choose “I have insurance and I know my information” or I don’t have insurance”. Depending on what you choose you will list additional information as required. Remaining deductible and remaining out of pocket are important to obtain patient portion.

Because we value your business, we would like you to be aware of the cost related to this procedure and what your financial responsibility may be for the services provided. Based upon the information that you shared with us, we have provided a good faith estimate. This estimate is based on the average charge for this procedure. Depending on the services actually provided, your charges may be different.

Your healthcare team may need to use other professionals to provide the best care, such as anesthesiology, laboratory, radiology and pathology for testing or consultation. While these professionals work in our building; they are independent of the hospital. You may receive a bill for these services. These services are not included in this estimate.

This estimate does not constitute a final contract, as the actual charges may be significantly different. If you have any questions about the cost of our services or want to find out about additional resources, please feel free to contact us at 507-934-7605.