Patient Gifts and Mail

Gift Shops

Visit our Ridgeview Gift Shop on the main floor of the hospital or the Ridgeview Lily Pad Boutique on the 3rd Floor entrance to the Birthing Center.

Our two gift shops are full of specialty items that any Ridgeview patient would enjoy! In addition to personal care items, our gift shops offer a wide variety of fresh floral bouquets, houseplants, chocolates, candies, greeting cards, postage stamps, plush stuffed animals, Mylar helium balloons, an adorable assortment of newborn baby gifts, Ridgeview merchandise and many other toys and books for all ages and interests. Both gift shops, staffed by volunteers, are open daily; however, typical hours may vary.

For information about gift ideas and product availability, please call the Ridgeview Gift Shop at (952) 442-2191, ext. 5528, or the Lily Pad Boutique at (952) 442-2191, ext. 5392. You may call to make an order for a patient, and our volunteers will gladly deliver all gift items to patients and staff at the hospital, within a short time of your order.

Special considerations:

  • If you are planning a special trip, please call in advance to confirm that the shop you'd like to visit is open.
  • To protect our patients' and employees' privacy, we are not allowed to give patient names or room numbers over the phone.
  • Proceeds from sales in the gift shops are used for projects that benefit visitors, patients and staff at Ridgeview Medical Center.

CaringBridge

CaringBridge is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides free Web sites that connect family and friends to share information, love and support during a serious health event, care and recovery.

Each CaringBridge Web site is unique—authors select their Web site design and add journal entries and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages in the guestbook, creating a network of support for the patient.

CLICK HERE to immediately create or visit a CaringBridge Web page.

Flowers

For the safety of our patients, fresh flowers or plants are not permitted in the Cardiac-Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Surgery or post-anesthesia care units.

Balloons

Only latex-free balloons are permitted at Ridgeview Medical Center.

Food or Beverage Items

Before bringing a gift of food or beverage that a patient might ingest, please check with the patient’s nurse.

Patient Mail

You may send personal cards or mail to:

Patient Name
Patient Room Number
Ridgeview Medical Center
500 S. Maple Street
Waconia, MN 55387

To obtain a patient’s room number, call the Information Desk at (952) 442-2191, ext. 5721. Ridgeview will forward any mail received after a patient is discharged to the patient's home address.