Letter From Our Board Chair

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Noreen Kleinfehn Wald, RN, PHN, MA
Scott County Public Health
Board Chair
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Serving the community for more than 12 years, the River Valley Nursing Center continues to serve uninsured and under-insured individuals in Scott and Carver counties. We are dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals and families while promoting the leadership role of nurses.

In 2017 our public health nurses met with 278 clients in clinic visits, seeing a 40% increase in volume. This has prevented unnecessary emergency room visits and guided clients to appropriate avenues of care.

Lack of access to dental care, both for those with insurance and those without, is one of the largest needs in our community. Cavities can cause pain and infection and are the #1 reason children are absent from school. In 2018 our public health nurses will initiate providing preventative dental varnishing for children age 5 and younger.

The Center would not be possible without the support of our health care community and other community partners. Our Board represents St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Ridgeview Medical Center, the Scott Carver Dakota CAP agency, Carver and Scott Public Health agencies, Park Nicollet Health Services in Chaska, Allina Health in Chaska, and 3 community-at-large partners. In addition, our services would not be possible without the generous support of businesses, churches and private donors in our community.

Thank you for all you do to support River Valley Nursing Center!