River’s Edge given approval for $1.6M worth of upgrades as it continues expansion and renovation

By |2018-07-10T11:54:22-05:00July 10th, 2018|

The Saint Peter City Council has signed off on seven various purchases totaling over 1.6-million dollars as part of the River's Edge Hospital expansion. "You don't get a lot of chances to do this and when it doesn't go well, it costs you lots of money later," said City Administrator Todd Prafke. "So, let's try and do it right the first time. Let's be methodical and thoughtful, and we have so many people that are so passionate about wanting to make this thing really be all that it can be for our community." Saint Peter City Administrator, Todd Prafke. Hospital [...]

River’s Edge purchases new machine to help integrate health records

By |2018-05-15T12:22:05-05:00May 15th, 2018|

River's Edge Hospital and Clinic in Saint Peter is investing in a new 55-thousand dollar machine to help integrate electronic health record documentation. Monday night the City Council approved the request to purchase a Mindray A7 Anesthesia Machine to replace an older unit. River's Edge CEO, George Rohrich. CEO George Rohrich says the two operating rooms at the hospital are set up with the same equipment. "So it's really easy for staff to move from one room to the other. Additionally, this is the equipment that will integrate to the computers that are running our electronic health records. So, it's [...]

$2.5M in bids approved for River’s Edge Hospital expansion

By |2018-02-21T15:26:41-06:00February 21st, 2018|

Initial bids totaling nearly 2.5-million dollars for the expansion of River's Edge Hospital in Saint Peter have been approved. Collective bids for site work along with the steel and concrete components to the project came in about 7-percent under estimates. "What was bid was just about 20-percent of the construction costs, so that's really good," says City Administrator Todd Prafke. "We're encouraged by that within the marketplace, at least from a bidding perspective. We'll know more about funding here in the next month or so." Construction will occur and be finalized over the next 24 to 28 months "I think very [...]

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