Archive for Lester Prairie

Bulldogs win opener

The LPHT Bulldogs boys’ basketball team defeated Sleepy Eye, 42-40

Christmas Trees, Spruce Tip Containers, and Poinsettias

(SPONSORED POST) ‘Tis the season! Holasek Flower Power Garden Center is ready with Christmas Trees, Spruce tip containers, and Poinsettias grown in their own greenhouses, as well as outdoor greens such as incense cedar, white pine, and blueberry juniper available in bulk.


Great gift items available include gift certificates, lovely african violets, ferns, and norway pines, as well as many more items for that gardener on your list!

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Hutchinson Health earns ‘top performer’ award

SPONSORED POST – Hutchinson Health announced Nov. 19 it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Hutchinson Health was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 Annual Report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care, VTE, and Immunization.

Hutchinson Health is one of 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

• achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;

• achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and

• having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above,  and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Hutchinson Health for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

Funeral notice: Verona M. Dietzel, 93, of Hutchinson, formerly of Lester Prairie

HUTCHINSON, MN – Verona M. Dietzel, 93, of Hutchinson, formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Lakeside Home in Dassel. Her funeral Service will be Monday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Benton Township, Cologne. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;

Winter sports previews

Winter sports are right around the corner! For more information on your favorite local team, pick up the Nov. 26 edition of The Herald Journal!

Lester Prairie School Board to hear audit report

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Joel Stencel of Eide Bailly will present the district’s audit report during the Nov. 16 Lester Prairie School Board meeting.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of stage options for the graduation ceremony, contract approvals, and administrative reports.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school media center.