HealthFinders Tackles Chlamydia with Rice County, St Olaf, & Sterling Pharmacy

Getting tested and treated for chlamydia is easy, but the chlamydia rate in Minnesota has reached epidemic rates in the last two decades. In response, HealthFinders has joined forces with local health partners to create a free chlamydia screening and treatment program for Rice County. Through this collaboration, known as Rice County Chlamydia [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

HealthFinders Partners to Provide Somali Mental Health Resources

This year, HealthFinders Collaborative has partnered with Minnesota Care Counseling Services (MCCS) to source mental health services for our Somali community. Somali residents of Rice County will be able to meet with one of two Somali-speaking counselors in Faribault who are piloting this program. With this resource, we hope to mirror the successes [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet Our New Community Health Worker: Bisharo Farah!

Meet Bisharo Farah, who joined the HealthFinders team in May as our first female Somali Community Health Worker (CHW)! Bisharo, who grew up in Faribault, is a current student at South Central College studying child development. As a CHW, she will be working to improve community health through home visits, diabetes classes, and being a [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet Our New Patient Advocate: Herlen Barcenas!

Herlen came to work at HealthFinders in March 2017 as a Patient Advocate, and she is excited to help the Rice County community in any way she can. In the past few months, Herlen has been doing a bit of everything here, from scheduling appointments, reminding patients of appointments, interpreting for Spanish-speaking patients, and by [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet Our New Pura Vida Coordinator: Heather Sand

Heather comes to us from a social services background; she has worked in homeless shelters for the last 20 years, supporting her community members in creating a better life for themselves and their families. She’s excited to combine her love of helping her community with her passion for fitness. Heather has been working as a [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Donor Spotlight: Meet Chuck Pryor!

The Grand, owned and operated by Chuck Pryor Meet Chuck Pryor! This dashing and charming man is an entrepreneur, a community supporter, a great cook and a HealthFinders donor. Chuck owns and operates the Grand Entertainment Center, owns the Ole Store Restaurant, is the former owner of the Tavern Restaurant and owns the [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Juanita Picazo!

Meet Juanita Picazo, a volunteer interpreter at HealthFinders. Juanita works as a preschool teacher during the year, but she always finds time to help out at HFC. Despite never having worked in public health before, Juanita has found a passion for women’s health issues. She loves being there for women who need her the most [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Dr. Hogan to Fill in as Interim Clinical Director

Join us in welcoming Dr. Tim Hogan to our staff team! Dr. Tim Hogan, who has worked in Rice County as a Family Practice physician since 1985, is assuming clinical duties as part-time Clinical Director while CNP Emily Carroll is abroad. Emily and her family will be spending in Scotland for a year, returning in [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Senator Al Franken Talks About His Visit to HealthFinders (Video)

In March of 2017, Senator Al Franken visited HealthFinders' clinic in Faribault to learn more about the organization's work. He sent this video for our annual spring gala, explaining HealthFinders' importance in the community and how current health policies can impact Rice County. He notes that HealthFinders is "important because it ensure that no matter [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

HealthFinders Hosts an All-Day Clinic at Greenvale

April 6, HealthFinders' dental team set up shop at Northfield's Greenvale Park Elementary School to provide an all-day dental clinic for 75 kids. Renae Blome, Dental Clinic Coordinator & Dental Hygienist, Jenny Berge, Advanced Dental Therapist, and Fausto Rodela, Dental Program Assistant, worked as a team, looking for decay, brushing and flossing the kids' teeth, [...]

April 18th, 2017|Dental|