Introducing Rwanda D. Campbell, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Complete healthcare for every stage
of a woman's life

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Rwanda Campbell, board-certified physician and surgeon, to our obstetrics and gynecology department. Dr. Campbell is committed to compassionately helping women through all of life's milestones – from the first annual exam and prenatal care, to menopause and beyond.

Dr. Campbell has extensive experience in women’s health. Prior to joining Glacial Ridge Health System, she was an OB/Gyn in St. Cloud, MN; Woodbury, MN; and Dyersburg, TN. Married, with two adolescent sons, she chose Glenwood for its sense of community, commitment to quality healthcare, and excellent educational system.

Dr. Campbell collaborates with patients to improve their health, providing minimally-invasive treatments for gynecologic problems. She offers treatment and care for an extensive range of conditions, including:

Dr. Campbell’s surgical specialties include:

For more information or to make an appointment
with Dr. Campbell, please call 866.667.4747
or go to

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Advanced Surgical Services
Close to Home

At Glacial Ridge Health System, we don't consider any surgery to be "routine." Our talented surgical team has performed thousands of procedures, and is committed to ensuring that each patient receives the high-quality, compassionate care for which we are known.

Our board-certified surgeons work in state-of-the-art operating rooms using the latest technology and equipment. Whether major or same-day surgery, inpatient or out, every patient receives expert treatment in our comfortable community hospital environment.

Experience, expertise and caring – it's all part of the advanced surgical services we provide right here at Glacial Ridge Health System. The surgical procedures we offer include:

Visit us online at or call 866.667.4747 to learn more about our surgical services.

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Physical Wellness:
Maintaining a Healthy Body

At its most basic, physical wellness involves managing your physical health and quality of life so you can get through your day-to-day activities without experiencing a great deal of fatigue or physical stress. At its best, it involves adopting healthy eating habits, developing cardiovascular and muscular fitness, making informed and responsible choices in order to prevent disease, and proactively getting medical care when necessary.

The following tips will help you improve your level of physical wellness:

Maintain proper weight. Weighing more than you should not only makes you feel sluggish, but it also makes you more susceptible to certain medical problems and diseases, such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, and more.

Get regular exercise. For starters, physical activity burns calories, so exercise will help you better manage your weight. It will also help you sleep more soundly, raise your energy level, manage stress better, lower blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, and reduce triglycerides. In addition, exercise causes your brain to release endorphins, which makes you feel happier after your workout.

If you don't already engage in regular exercise, start slowly and gradually increase your level of activity. Don't overdo it; the goal is to make exercise a regular part of your life, not go out so hard that you quit after a week.

The Mayo clinic recommends 2-1/2 hours of moderate exercise or 1-1/4 hours of vigorous exercise each week. Aim to include aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching in your plan. Variety will not only help improve your overall physical wellness, but will also keep your exercise program from becoming boring.

Eat a well-balanced diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, which will make it easier for you to maintain proper weight. They also contain important vitamins, minerals and fiber that will help your body function better. Plus, the energy they provide is more sustained than that from the processed sugars and fats in candy bars and many snack foods.

Get at least 8 hours of sleep. While you sleep, your cells recover from the stresses of one day and get ready for the next. Lack of sleep will make you tense, less alert, and more susceptible to infection. Getting enough sleep will help your memory and concentration, improve your skin, reduce the cortisol (stress hormones) in your body, and help to control your body weight.

Avoid tobacco, drugs and alcohol. These destructive habits can age you prematurely and cause life-threatening illnesses.

See a doctor regularly. Get an annual physical exam, and know your health numbers for cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Make healthy life changes to keep those levels in the normal range.

Coming next month: Intellectual Wellness

In the next issue, we’ll be looking at Intellectual Wellness and the impact it has on your overall personal
wellness level.

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Upcoming Events:
Staying Healthy

FREE Lunch Seminar:
Are you a 10?

Wednesday, June 29, 12p
Glacial Room
Glacial Ridge Hospital

Ladies, here's the chance to do something for just you. Join Dr. Rwanda Campbell, OB/Gyn at GRHS, for a free lunch seminar about the top 10 health tests every woman should have. We'll award prizes to the largest group of friends or co-workers. Because space is limited, we recommend preregistration. Walk-ins are welcome, but it may be standing room only. Please call 320.634.4521
to register.

Epilepsy Awareness Night
& GRHS Family Night Out

Saturday, June 25, 7:05p
Garden Center Strike Zone
   (3rd base line)
Knute Nelson Memorial    Ballpark, Alexandria

Don't be left out of the line-up! Join us for a night of family fun, food, Beetles baseball, and on-field games featuring friends and neighbors. $15 per person includes game ticket, and all you care to eat and drink (soda) on the walk-up deck. Purchase advance tickets by calling Diane at 320.634.2274.

Orthopedic and Wellness
FREE Lunch Seminar

Thursday, June 23, 12:00-1:30p
Glacial Room
Glacial Ridge Hospital

Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch! Minnewaska Meats will be on-site, grilling their famous stuffed burgers and signature brats, accompanied by salad and watermelon from GRHS Nutrition Services.

Dr. Gus Mellgren, GRHS Family Medicine Physician, will discuss overall wellness, complete with a timeline of recommended preventative care and screening exams. Dr. Patrick Hurley, Orthopedic Surgeon from Heartland Orthopedics, and GRHS Outreach Specialist, will speak on arthritis and other orthopedic conditions.

Questions for either doctor may be submitted in advance via Facebook or email: Preregistration is needed. Please call 320.634.4521.

Ladies Night Cruise
Thursday, August 11
4:30p and 6:30p
Lakeside Ballroom
Lady Lakeside Excursion Boat

Join Dr. Rwanda Campbell, GRHS OB/Gyn, for a unique one-hour cruise on Lake Minnewaska and get answers to all the questions women wonder about but are too embarrassed to ask. $15 per person includes the cruise, hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, and more. Boutique, personal, and home-based products and services will be offered by local businesses in the Lakeside Ballroom. Free gift to the largest group that buys tickets together in advance. Questions for Dr. Campbell may be emailed in advance to: To purchase tickets, please call 320.634.4521.

The seven components of wellness

Wellness involves making choices and adopting
a way of life that helps you achieve balance
across seven key areas:

  • Emotional Wellness
  • Physical Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness
  • Social Wellness
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Occupational Wellness

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Clinic Locations:
10 Fourth Avenue SE, Glenwood MN 56334
111 Pleasant Avenue, PO Box 69, Brooten MN 56316
Glacial Ridge Health System