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Buffalo Hospital is located 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis and 35 miles southeast of St. Cloud.
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.
Buffalo Hospital’s Sleep Center is just one block north of the hospital, located at:
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.
300 Catlin Street, Suite 101
Ample, free parking is available in the lots outside the main lobby entrance (purple lot) with additional parking outside the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and the Surgery Center (orange lot).
Emergency parking is located in the lot off of Anderson Avenue (red lot).
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 can be found in near the main entrance, Emergency Room, Surgery and Outpatient Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
Buffalo Hospital offers several amenities for patients and their families. These include:
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.
Every hour, a nurse or other hospital staff members will check on you and address any needs. You will be asked questions like:
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.
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.
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.
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.
In keeping with the Buffalo Hospital purpose of promoting health and healing, tobacco usage is not permitted on the campus.
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.
The following are general guidelines for visitors: