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Buffalo Hospital

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Buffalo Hospital
303 Catlin Street
Buffalo, Minnesota 55313
763-682-1212

Buffalo Hospital is located 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis and 35 miles southeast of St. Cloud.

Get directions from your location

From Highway 55

Turn north on Highway 25 one mile and the hospital is located on your right.

From Interstate 94

Exit south on Highway 25. The hospital is about eight miles from the Highway 25 exit.

Other locations

Buffalo Hospital Sleep Center

Buffalo Hospital’s Sleep Center is just one block north of the hospital, located at:
103 Center Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313
763-684-3808

Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy at Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym is located at 101 14th Street NE in Buffalo. From Buffalo Hospital, travel south on 3rd Avenue NE. Turn right or west on 14th Street NE. Gold’s Gym is located on your right, directly across from Domino's Pizza. Enter on the east side of the building.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Kenny Kids

300 Catlin Street, Suite 101
763-684-3888

Parking

Ample, free parking is available in the lots outside the main lobby entrance (purple lot) with additional parking outside the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and the Surgery Center (orange lot).

Emergency parking is located in the lot off of Anderson Avenue (red lot).

Campus map

Admitting

The main admitting desk for inpatient and outpatient care is in the lobby near the main entrance. At night, the Emergency Department registration desk handles admitting. If you are coming to Buffalo Hospital for surgery, proceed directly of the Surgery and Outpatient Center.

Information desks

Information desks can be found in near the main entrance, Emergency Room, Surgery and Outpatient Center and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

Additional amenities

Buffalo Hospital offers several amenities for patients and their families. These include:

  • Dining options
  • Gift shop
  • Wireless high-speed internet access: Free wi-fi/wireless high-speed internet access is available for patients and visitors at the hospital.
  • Nearby lodging
  • An ATM machine located next to the gift shop

Campus map

Inpatient care

Buffalo Hospital provides inpatient care to nearly 3,000 adults and children every year. All of our rooms are private and spacious.

Keeping you safe from falls

Certain medicines, general weakness, and new surroundings during your hospital stay can increase your risk of falling. Upon admission, your nurse will complete an assessment to determine your risk of falling and then take preventative measures to lower any risk. More about how to prevent falls while in the hospital.

Hourly rounding

Every hour, a nurse or other hospital staff members will check on you and address any needs. You will be asked questions like:

  • Are you comfortable?
  • How is your pain?
  • Do you need to use the bathroom?
  • Do you need us to move the phone, call light, trashcan, water pitcher or over-bed table within reach?

Be sure to ask any questions and let us know if you need anything. Of course, you may use the nurse call button on your bed at any time to talk with a nurse.

Care management

A Care management specialist, including registered nurse care managers and social workers, can assist and enhance patient/family interaction within the hospital. Services include case consultation, interventions and discharge planning including post-hospital placement, home care services and community resources. Care Management can be reached by calling 763-684-7700.

Understanding and remembering all the information you need to know after being discharged from a hospital after surgery, delivery or illness can be confusing; and can impact whether or not you return to the hospital for care. MyChart provides that needed online access once you get home to view the reason for your hospital visit, diet, activity, wound- and self-care instructions, equipment needed, signs and symptoms that indicate a worsening in your condition and whom to call, and more. In addition, MyChart provides similar information for clinic patients.

Telephones

All inpatient rooms are equipped with a telephone. You can receive calls directly to your room from outside the hospital. Family members can call the hospital at 763-682-1212 and ask to be transferred to your room. Cellular phones may be used inside the hospital for your convenience although they must be three feet away from any medical equipment.

Televisions, C.A.R.E Channel

Televisions with local and cable stations are in each room. The C.A.R.E. Channel is broadcast on Channel 70 at Buffalo Hospital and provides beautiful nature images and soothing instrumental music that has been composed and produced specifically to support healing environments.

Movies and books also are available.

Wireless high-speed internet access

For your convenience, we are pleased to offer GuestNet, free Wi-Fi wireless high-speed internet access for our patients and visitors in all areas of the hospital. To use GuestNet, call ext. 2-3300 from a Buffalo Hospital phone for a username and password.

Patient advocate

Although you should feel comfortable talking with your doctor, nurse or any Buffalo Hospital staff member about a concern or problem, a patient advocate is always available to help you and can be reached by phone at 763-684-7705.

Tobacco-free campus

In keeping with the Buffalo Hospital purpose of promoting health and healing, tobacco usage is not permitted on the campus.

Visiting hours

Visitors can be good medicine for patients, and family members and friends are welcome to visit. General visiting hours end at 8 p.m. Hours may be restricted for patients who are in intensive care, coronary care or an isolation area. Fathers and siblings of newborns are welcome to visit anytime; other family and friends should visit during visiting hours.

In order to enhance the quality of care, visiting hours and regulations are up to the discretion of the patient, doctor and nursing staff. In the best interest of your friend or relative, please follow these guidelines. If you need additional information, just check with the nurse on duty in the unit.


Visiting guidelines

The following are general guidelines for visitors:

  • Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere on the hospital campus.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
  • No more than four visitors are allowed at the bedside at one time.
  • People with colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
  • Visits should be kept short.
  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
  • Latex balloons are prohibited in the hospital.