Health, Wellness and Patient Information
International Infection Prevention Week
Join your friends, family members and healthcare professionals in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week, October 16-22, a week that raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety.
You can prevent the spread of infection by following these 10 steps at any healthcare facility.
Learn more about breaking the chain of infection.
Free Skin Cancer Screenings - Fall 2016
Skin cancer can be a treatable condition with early diagnosis and proper treatment. In an effort to promote early diagnosis, SEMC will offer free skin cancer screenings during regular business hours throughout September and October.
To schedule a free screening, call 507-794-3691. Interested individuals are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible due to limited free appointments. Once an appointment has been made, download, print and complete the "Skin Cancer Assessment Tool" found below. This should be turned in during the screening.
-Skin Cancer Assessment Tool (click here)
-Learn How to Prevent Skin Cancer
-Learn How to Detect Skin Cancer (click here)
Share Your Experience
Did you know Sleepy Eye Medical Center has a team dedicated to improving the quality of care we provide to our patients and community? To share your own experience, please fill out a comment card the next time you are in or call our Quality Improvement Team at 507-794-8459.
If you were randomly selected to receive a mailed survey, please consider filling it out and returning it to SEMC. We appreciate your feedback!
News, Events and Information
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones this Flu Season
Getting a flu shot is one of the most effective ways to avoid getting the flu and spreading it to others. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine every year.
Annual flu vaccinations are available at all SEMC locations. This October, SEMC will offer several convenient flu clinics for the public:
Sleepy Eye Clinic
• October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (during Monday evening Urgent Care)
• October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7-9 a.m. (Thursday mornings)
• October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (during Saturday morning Urgent Care)
Pediatric Flu Clinics
- Sleepy Eye Clinic (for children 5 and younger)
• October 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and October 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
• October 12, 1-4 p.m.
• October 19, 1-4 p.m.
Appointments are required. Please call 507-794-3691 for scheduling. For additional information about the influenza virus or vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
New Breastfeeding Support Group at SEMC
SEMC now offers a breastfeeding support group for pregnant women and mothers who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding. This free support group, facilitated by SEMC's Certified Lactation Counselor, Chiloe Kottke, RN, meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the First Tuesday of every month in the Union Room at SEMC.
During these gatherings, women have the opportunity to share experiences, hear from professionals, support one another and gain knowledge about breastfeeding. Participants are encourged to bring their nursing child with them.
Breastfeeding Support Group Information