Cancer Care and Treatment
Buffalo Hospital’s oncology department provides innovative approaches to cancer treatment in addition to complete traditional care.
Nurses certified in oncology work with patients to help them maintain their quality of life and find the best way to live with and move beyond cancer. We also have specialty services like physical and occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy, adaptive devices, pain management alternatives and nutritional support.
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Buffalo Hospital Foundation proudly supported the addition of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Buffalo Hospital in 2017. When you need to find a new way to feel better, we’re here to help you using a holistic approach, sometimes called complementary or alternative medicine.
Here you’ll find acupuncture and integrative nutrition consultations with a doctor or nurse clinician to help with chronic pain, sleep problems, anxiety, post-surgery recovery, eating well, and really nearly any health issue or wellness goal you may have.
We’ll meet you where you’re at in your health care journey, and listen and partner with you to address not just your illness or symptoms, but your whole being – mind, body and spirit.
Integrative Medicine Consultations with a physician or nurse clinician coming soon.
In 2010 Buffalo Hospital’s new Birth Center opened for patients. This beautiful new center was designed to be environmentally safe and friendly with recycled floorings, fabrics, wall coverings and window glazing to reduce heating and cooling costs.
In addition to the modern technology for the physicians and nurses, the Birth Center offers new mothers and family member some added perks and luxuries – a private post-partum room with a soaking tub, wireless internet access, iPod docking station, small personal refrigerator, a rocking chair for new mothers and a beautiful, light-filled space with the equipment needed for newborn care. Also, a special music system was installed to play beautiful lullaby chimes throughout the hospital to celebrate the birth of each new baby.
Nature’s Healing Spaces
Buffalo Hospital Foundation recently launched a campaign to provide healing spaces beyond hospital walls by establishing a healing landscape that will fulfill the psychological, physical and spiritual needs of patients, staff and the community. The outdoor space will include walking paths that lead you around native prairie, fountains with landscaped alcoves and benches to relax or enjoy lunch. This unique place of refuge offers tranquility and the opportunity to connect to nature. The outdoor space will also feature a railed walkway allowing patients to complete their physical therapy outside. Buffalo Hospital’s healing landscape will provide a restorative sanctuary for patients, a quiet refuge for staff and a tranquil destination for the entire community to enjoy.
Families in Wright County now have access to technology to save the lives of those with special needs who may wander away, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of Buffalo Hospital Foundation. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology and specially trained teams to rapidly locate lost children and adults with autism, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
For more information
If you would like more information on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Buffalo Hospital Foundation or on any of its Giving Opportunities, go to AllinaHealth.org/Buffalo-Hospital/Foundation or call Karla Heeter at 763-684-6808.