Prepared Childbirth Classes for 2016

baby-and-mother-64-23 session of Childbirth Education will be offered in 2016 – each session consisting of 2 classes

March 7th (will be held in the Boardroom in the basement of the Granite Falls Hospital) and March 14th, 2016 (will be held in the Family room in the basement of the Granite Falls Hospital) from 6-9pm

June 6th and June 13th, 2016 from 6-9pm

October 3rd and October 10th, 2016 from 6-9pm (These classes will be held in the Granite Falls Hospital Boardroom)

All classes will be held at the Professional Building behind Dairy Queen in Granite Falls unless otherwise noted

For questions or to sign up, contact Patty Massmann at 320-564-6211 or by submitting the form below.

Expectant Parent Class Registration

Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor Introduces Dr. Thomas Chapa, M.D.

The Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor is excited to announce the signing of Dr. Thomas Chapa. Dr. Chapa will be employed in the Emergency Department of the hospital, joining Fred Altamirano, PA-C, Heather Reeve, PA-C, Melissa Magstadt, C.N.P., and Holly York, C.N.P as the other Emergency Department providers.

In an interview, Dr. Chapa stated, “I am excited to have signed with the hospital and I look forward to continuing my role as an emergency department provider in facilitating the bridge between the clinic providers and hospital staff while meeting people’s acute care needs in the emergency room.”

Dr. Chapa grew up in Maryland, and attended his undergraduate school at the University of Virginia. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, he went to medical school at St. Andrews in Scotland as a fellowship and at the Medical College of Virginia.

Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Chapa finished his first residency in family practice at Mayo in Rochester, MN. Having an interest in international medicine, Dr. Chapa then moved to Saudi Arabia for three years in 1994 to practice family medicine at McDonnell Douglas and the U.S. Air Force base. He would ultimately move back to the United States for another residency in preventative medicine. This one would was completed John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he was at from 1997 – 1999.

After a stint consulting in the public health arena, Dr. Chapa started working at Mayo in Wabasha, MN in a family practice clinic. After three years in that setting, he transferred to Mayo in Rochester, MN where he would practice preventative medicine, emergency medicine, and family medicine.

Since 2007, Dr. Chapa has been an emergency room physician working for Acute Care, Inc., which would bring Dr. Chapa to Granite Falls, MN, as well as other locations. It was there that the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor would learn of Dr. Chapa’s skills, customer service, and focus on the quality of care with his patients.

Tom Kooiman, C.E.O., states, “We are excited that Dr. Chapa has decided to join our team. He has demonstrated a pattern of outstanding quality and customer service. Granite Falls Hospital and our community are very fortunate to have him as part of our team.”

Outside of working in the emergency room, Dr. Chapa enjoys running, most notably triathlons. Additionally, he has set a goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

As previously stated with the other new providers, Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor will host an open house to introduce Dr. Chapa to the public with details being announced soon. Dr. Chapa is already employed and currently working in the emergency room.

Dr. Thomas Chapa, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Chapa, M.D.

September Employee of the Month

Kimberley Volk has been chosen as the September Employee of the Month.  Kim has worked in Lab as a Medical Lab Technician since March 2014.  She has a 15 year old son, Ethan and a standard poodle named Daphne.

Kim’s hobbies include inline skating, biking, training for runs/mud runs, health/fitness, fishing, skiing, cooking/baking, wildlife watching, reading, gardening, football, volleyball and billiards.

When asked what she likes about her job working at the Granite Falls Hospital and Manor, Kim states “I like working with patients and staff in the rural community and look forward to being able to help provide them with more health care opportunities.”

Thank you Kim for all you do for us – you are appreciated!

kim-volk

Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor Introduces Tamala Schmitz, C.N.P.

The Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor is happy to announce the signing of Tamala Schmitz, Certified Nurse Practitioner (C.N.P). Tamala will join Dr. Vicky Moe, M.D. as a provider for the newly announced Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor clinic.

Tom Kooiman, C.E.O., states, “Knowing Tamala’s strong commitment to this community, organization, customer satisfaction, and quality, we are excited for her to bring that focus to our new clinic. She is a great fit and will be an essential piece to helping us serve our patients.”

After growing up in Boyd, MN, Tamala joined the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant, and served from 1988 – 1992. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, she would receive her nursing degree and begin working as an LPN, and ultimately as an RN. In 2009, Tamala was commissioned by the U.S. Army as an Officer and is still serving in the role of officer in charge of the operating room for the 945th forward surgical team at Fort Snelling.

In 2013, Tamala began working at the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital as an RN and has remained employed through her continued studies. Tamala’s most recent studies were at South Dakota State University, receiving her Master’s degree as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

In Granite Falls, Tamala will practice full spectrum Family Medicine, and has an interest in seeing women, children, and families. Tamala states, “I am excited to start my new role with the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor in the clinic and am eager to start seeing and building relationships with the families of the community. During my time at this facility, I was able to experience their superior quality of care and look forward to continue that excellence.”

Tamala has been married to her husband, Rick, for 27 years and they have three children, Ricky, 21, Alexis, 18, and Callim, 13. In her free time, Tamala enjoys exercising, riding motorcycles, camping, and spending time with her family.

Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor will host an open house to introduce Tamala Schmitz, C.N.P. to the public, along with the other newly introduced providers, with details to be announced at a later date. Tamala will begin accepting patients in the new clinic around the first of the year.

Tamala Schmitz, C.N.P.

Tamala Schmitz, C.N.P.

 

Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor Introduces Dr. Vicky Moe, M.D.

The Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor is pleased to announce the signing of Dr. Vicky Moe, M.D. Dr. Moe will join Granite Falls on December 4th, 2016, after practicing for six years at the Chippewa County – Montevideo Hospital in Montevideo, MN.

Tom Kooiman, C.E.O., states “Dr. Moe will be a great addition to the medical staff and will be an integral part of the organization as we start our own provider based clinic.”

After growing up in Washington State and completing her undergrad in California, Dr. Moe attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. Upon completion of medical school, she lived in Buffalo, NY in 2007 – 2010, where she finished her residency at State University of New York, Buffalo. From 2007 – 2010 she was a Family Medicine Resident and from 2009 – 2010 she was a Chief Resident.

In Granite Falls, Dr. Moe will practice full spectrum Family Medicine with Obstetrics (OB), and has an interest in women’s health, pediatric, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Moe states, “I am excited to join Granite Falls and look forward to continuing the facilities’ history of excellence. I have always had a love for OB and love working with my young mothers and their families. Beyond that, I hope to build a robust practice that builds long-lasting relationships with my patients.”

Recently, Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor announced their intention to start their own facility owned, provider based clinic. Kooiman further states, “We are excited to bring Dr. Moe on board. She will be an asset to our organization and will put us in a position to capture more of the Granite Falls market share. We are excited about the type of practice she will bring to our community.”

Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor will host an open house to introduce Dr. Vicky Moe, M.D. to the public with details to be announced at a later date. Dr. Moe will begin accepting patients around the first of the year.

Dr. Vicky Moe, M.D.

Dr. Vicky Moe, M.D.

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