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Do you enjoy Sewing and/or Knitting?

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ORGANIZATION: Olmsted Medical Center

  • 13 people are interested

Use your crafty skills to bring joy and comfort to our patients.

Sew and/or knit various items including blankets, gift packages for newborns that include burp cloths and baby hats, tummy pillows, toe cozies and more. These items are distributed to patients to provide comfort, warmth, and relaxation.

Do you like making crafts to brighten someone's day? Use your creativity to make holiday tray favors like cards, origami animals, ornaments, or to cheer someone up any time of the year.

Both opportunities can be done on site or from the comfort of your home.

Duties include:
* Sewing/knitting, cutting, measuring
* Planning crafts, cutting, measuring, writing, folding

Role requirements:
* Friendly, reliable, patient and respectful.
* Able to follow direction and enjoy teamwork. (if joining sewing group)
* Submitting to a background clearance. (if on site)
* Immunization/Vaccination protocols apply (on-site)

How to apply:
* Apply online by going to www.olmmed.org/become-a-caregiver/volunteer-application

You don't need to be a sewer to join. Volunteers are also needed to cut materials, stuff pillows, and other projects.

Please note: this is not a group for learning how to sew/knit; existing volunteers are not providing instruction.

Before creating any items, please contact Joey White at 507.292.7210 or volunteer@olmmed.org for patterns and drop off directions.

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About Olmsted Medical Center


1650 4th Street SE, 210 9th Street SE, 5067 55th St NW, ROCHESTER, MN 55904, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission

The delivery of exceptional patient care focusing on caring, quality, safety, and service.

Our Vision

To be the healthcare provider of choice in our service area by leading in quality, access, and service.

Our Core Values

    • Our patients come first.
    • Every employee is a caregiver.
    • Our employees are the key to our success.
    • OMC is an active, contributing partner in the communities it serves.
    • We have a duty to position and prepare OMC for the future.


Our History

  • Olmsted Medical Center began in 1949 in downtown Rochester as the solo practice of Harold Wente, MD.
  • Opened in 1955, the Olmsted Community Hospital ended its county affiliation and became part of Olmsted Medical Center in 1996. It is now called Olmsted Medical Center--Hospital.
  • In 2014, Olmsted Medical Center celebrates its 65th year of service to southeastern Minnesota.

What We Do

  • Olmsted Medical Center is an integrated community healthcare provider known for convenient, expert, and personal primary care.
  • Olmsted Medical Center offers more than 20 specialties.
  • A not-for-profit organization, Olmsted Medical Center cares for patients regardless of their ability to pay, and in 2013 made community contributions totaling $45,086,470 (27% of total operating expenses).

Where We Work

165 clinicians and 1,200 staff provide healthcare services at 18 locations:

  • two multi-specialty outpatient clinics
  • physical/occupational therapy and sports medicine facilities,
  • two walk-in FastCare retail clinics in Rochester’s Shopko stores,
  • one walk-in Skyway Clinic providing University of Minnesota--Rochester student health services and non-urgent retail care to the general public,
  • a Level IV trauma hospital licensed for 61 beds with a 24-hour emergency department and BirthCenter
  • and primary-care branch clinics in 10 southeastern Minnesota municipalities (Byron, Cannon Falls, Chatfield, Pine Island, Plainview, Preston, Spring Valley, St. Charles, Stewartville, and Wanamingo). OMC is the sole healthcare provider in eight of these communities.

How We Have Grown

Recent expansion includes:

  • current construction of a $28 million, 80,000-square-foot Women’s Health Pavilion addition to OMC’s hospital in southeast Rochester (projected to open late 2014)
  • new branch clinic facilities in Spring Valley (Jan. 2014) and Cannon Falls (August 2013)
  • a $3.3 million, 15,000-square-foot Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance facility in northwest Rochester (Dec. 2013)
  • OMC’s Skyway Clinic in downtown Rochester’s 318 Commons building (Sept. 2012),
  • a $20 million, 64,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in northwest Rochester (Oct. 2011).
  • Olmsted Medical Center is adding/expanding programs in telehealth, wound care, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, women's health, non-surgical cardiology, nuclear radiology, pain management, and sports medicine/athletic performance.


Health & Medicine
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1650 4th Street SE, RochesterRochester, MN 55904



  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Sewing
  • People Skills
  • Quilting
  • Drawing




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Join our Sewing Group that meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from 8:30am to 11:00am at the Olmsted Medical Center - Hospital. You can also sew/knit and make crafts from the comfort of your own home.

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