Patient stories

What our patients say about their Ridgeview experiences …

Impact of Hearing Deficits in Babies

At 18 months, Riley Lamott was a bit of a late talker, but still within the normal range. At the time, his mom, Sarah, wasn’t too concerned. It wasn’t until Riley’s two-year wellness check that Sarah began learning that Riley was, in fact, dealing with mild hearing loss that was already impacting his speech and language development.

Impact of hearing deficits in babies

New Mom Grateful for Ridgeview

When Katie Puskarich from Prior Lake learned that she was carrying twins, she and her husband Matthew chose to deliver at Ridgeview because of its onsite neonatal care in partnership with Children's Minnesota. "I knew [with twins] there was a likelihood that they might need a bit of a NICU stay," Katie explained.

New Mom Grateful for Ridgeview

I am Forever Grateful for Dr. Sipprell's Care

Julie Christensen is thankful she decided to go to Ridgeview’s Emergency Department in Waconia in September 2019—and she is grateful to Kevin Sipprell, MD, Emergency Physicians & Consultants, PA., for saving her life.

Forever Grateful for Care

Fertility Treatment Brings Babies and Blessings

Ellen Bartyzal and her husband, Tony, celebrated their twins’ first birthday in August, after planning the event with an extra sense of gratitude for their now family of five. “I have three very healthy babies, when—just a few years ago—I thought I might have none,” Ellen said.

Fertility Treatment

One of the First and Youngest in the NCU

Emma Kielty will celebrate her 10th birthday on Nov. 17. She is among the first and youngest babies to receive care in Ridgeview’s Neonatal Care Unit (NCU), which admitted its first baby in October 2010. As Emma celebrates her 10th birthday, the NCU celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

Emma Kielty's story

The Right Place at The Right Time

Ridgeview has a long-standing reputation throughout the west metro and beyond as the place to have a baby. And for families with medical emergencies, it truly becomes the right place at the right time for special deliveries.

Baby Miles' story