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A HEALTHIER YOU TODAY AND TOMORROW

RC Hospital and Clinics is changing the face of healthcare; striving to build a healthier today and tomorrow for our communities we’re proud to call home. Our focus is not only to get you well, we want to keep you healthy. We are your partner in wellness — offering education, guidance, and assistance in preventing and managing chronic disease. Our team of healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing quality patient care and focused on putting your needs first.

 

OUR HISTORY

2015 – Completion of new RC Hospital & Clinics Medical Center with on-site MRI and Helipad. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and opening.

2014 – Property for the new Medical Center is purchased, groundbreaking event is held and construction begins. RCH&C Awarded the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation.

2013 – Renville County Commissioners approve the building of the new RC Hospital & Clinics Medical Center by a vote of 5-0.

2007 – Renville County Hospital purchases Prairie Family Practice and becomes Renville County Hospital & Clinics.

2002 – Renville County Hospital designated Critical Care Access Hospital.

1996 – Outpatient and Emergency Room renovation complete.

1995 – Renville County Hospital and emergency helicopter service sign contract.

1984 – Surgical and Obstetrical Addition.

1979 – Renville County Hospital Lab and X-ray renovation complete.

1975 – Open house for new Renville County Hospital renovation. Tours conducted by Hospital Auxiliary.

1974 – County Board voted to proceed with construction of a new in-patient wing and remodeling of Renville County Hospital.

1960s – Olivia, Hector, Bird Island, Renville and Fairfax establish emergency ambulance services.

1951 – New 41 bed Renville County Hospital dedicated.

1946 – The Project of the Hospital in Olivia placed on ballot for Renville County Residents.

1940s – Penicillin comes into use.

1930s – Physicians establish offices to treat patients. Emergency cases taken by family car to larger hospitals outside of Renville County.

1900s – Doctors made house calls and received payment in the form of food and physical labor. Nursing becomes professionalized.

1855 – Renville County established by an Act of Minnesota Legislature.

HEALTHCARE THAT’S INSPIRED BY YOU.

WE BELIEVE CARE SHOULD BE BUILT AROUND JUST ONE PERSON: YOU.

“I have had postherpetic neuralgia (shingle pain) for the part 14 ½ years and have been on a pain medication. Dr. Kemp sent me to Andy Johnson, APRN, CRNA, he did a laser treatment on me which instantly reduced my pain and medication. It’s great to have found help for my pain close to home here at RC Hospital & Clinics.”

— Gladys Peterson, Bird Island

“I recently had surgery at RCH&C. I want to thank Dr. Linder for his quick diagnosis, Dr. Slater for his surgical expertise, the surgical team and everyone for the great care I received. Our community is so fortunate to have such a great healthcare center with such caring staff. Thank You!”

— Karen Haney

PHYSICIANS & Providers

RC Hospital & Clinic’s team consists of some of the finest physicians and providers in Minnesota dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding health education. You can expect the same excellent RC Hospital & Clinic’s care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.

Specialists

RC Hospital & Clinics’ specialty providers are a team of more than 20 physicians dedicated to providing you and your family with patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible care.

Audiology (Hearing)

  • Kristen Benjaminson, AuD

  • Rebecca Thiesse, AuD

Cardiology

  • John Bernhardson, MD

  • Jacob R. Dutcher, MD

  • Bernard R. Erickson, MD

  • John Mahowald, MD

  • Jamie M. Pelzel, MD

  • Wade T. Schmidt, MD

  • Daniel J. Tiede, MD

  • Jay H. Traverse, MD

  • Howard Zimring, MD

General Surgery

  • Jared Slater, MD, FACS

Nephrology

  • Bryan Rolph, MD

  • Erin Osmundson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Peter Sanders, MD

  • Matthew Bennet, PA-C

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Martin Janning, MD

Pathology

  • Lee L. Cafferty, MD

  • Kent Donelan, MD

  • Leah Dvorak, MD

  • Raquel Walsh Jahnke, MD

  • Steven Vanderwerf, MD

Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Bruce Neumann, MD

Radiology

  • Services provided by Suburban Imaging.

Sleep Studies

  • Martin Janning, MD

Telestroke

  • Kenneth Shea, MD

  • Muhammed Suri, MD, MBBS

  • Vikram Jadjav, MBBS

Urology

  • Neil M. Skemp, MD