Thoughts and feelings

by Mitch Radin, Clinical Psychologist Having a serious illness or chronic pain can be scary. It can make people feel ways they have never felt and think thoughts they’ve never had before. When people start to experience new feelings and thoughts, especially thoughts that feel bad, it can be perceived as a loss of control.  […]

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When Trauma Takes Charge

by Mitch Radin, Clinical Psychologist The amygdala is a little portion of our brain that is responsible for our survival. It evaluates threats in a matter of milliseconds and reflexively prepares us to fight, run, or simply freeze to defend ourselves. All of these are important and appropriate responses in the face of danger, and […]

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Thank YOU for your support in 2016!

We want to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ from our team. 2016 marked 115 years of serving the community. Your support helped us with the achievements below:   MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities’ full integration with Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. is effective January 1, 2016. MVNA and HOTC are awarded with […]

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MVNA, a Healthy Families America Site, Accredited for Quality Service by Prevent Child Abuse America

Leading National Child Abuse Prevention Organization Accredits Healthy Families America site in Minneapolis to Serve Families Minneapolis, MN – Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, MVNA has been accredited as a provider of high quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s […]

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Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities Awarded Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission (Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 5, 2016) – MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities (HOTC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is […]

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Lactation Education and Home Visiting program grows

MARCH OF DIMES, MINNESOTA CHAPTER CONTINUE SUPPORT OF MVNA LACTATION CERTIFIED NURSES Minneapolis, MN (June 9, 2015) – MVNA, a non-profit home and community health care organization, received a grant award from the March of Dimes Minnesota State Chapter. The Family Health program will use this support to increase the number of Public Health Nurses […]

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MVNA joins the Hennepin Healthcare System

Together. Stronger. MVNA and Hennepin Healthcare System partner up! MVNA has signed an Integration Agreement with Hennepin Healthcare System, which wholly operates Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). We have a proud history as a community health agency providing services to those in need since 1902. The integration with our key partner, HCMC, is the next […]

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200 mothers to receive breastfeeding education through home visiting program

Minneapolis, MN (September 16, 2014) –  This month 16 Public Health Nurses from MVNA will be certified as lactation educators. In March, MVNA’s Family Health division was awarded monies by a Community Grant from the March of Dimes, Minnesota Chapter to support a new initiative ‘Lactation Education and Home Visiting.’ Over the next year, MVNA […]

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Hospice of the Valley Service of Remembrance

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:30 pm Loyola Catholic School – Gerhardinger Chapel 145 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato, MN   Please bring your family members and join us as we remember and give thanks for the dear ones whom you have loved and lost over the years. Our Service of Remembrance on October 5 will include […]

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Moderate Flu Season Winds Down, Star Tribune

Minnesota has reached the tail end of a moderate flu season — welcome relief after 2012-13, one of the deadliest flu outbreaks in years. The state has recorded 1,484 hospitalizations from influenza so far this year, compared to more than 3,000 last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly update. No one under […]

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