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River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic Blood Drive

Friday, April 24 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Call Sarah at 507-934-7601 to schedule an appointment.

Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276.

River’s Edge Clinic – St. Peter

Exceptional Care … Close to Home

Same Day Appointments Available


Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm


Mammogram Monday

Annual screening/baseline mammogram for women age 35+ every Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm, no appt. needed. Call (507) 934-7632 for more info.  River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic participates in the Minnesota SAGE breast and cervical cancer program.  For more information click here:


Urgent Care

Urgent Care Hours:

Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, Sundays & Holidays 10:00am – 4:00pm


Live Well Fitness

Live Well Fitness Center is a medical gym with an exercise physiologist that focuses on individuals who need to make changes based on their current health conditions.


Hospitalist Program

Now available at River’s Edge Hospital


Mission Monarch

River’s Edge Hospital invites the St. Peter community to join them in a project to help conserve monarch migration by creating habitats for monarch caterpillars to grow and develop into butterflies.

Learn more at our first community meeting on Monday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Helen White Conference room at River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic.

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River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides care to patients throughout the greater St. Peter area including Mankato, Le Sueur and Le Center, as well as the counties of Nicollet, Le Sueur and portions of Sibley and Blue Earth.

About Us

We value quality care, collaboration, stewardship and integrity. Combining state-of-the-art technology and a compassionate medical team, our vision is to deliver care that encompasses all aspects of a person’s health – mind, body and spirit.

Medical Staff

River's Edge Clinic Staff
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    Jay Bauder, M.D.

    Family Medicine

    Dr. B professional shotJay Bauder, M.D.

    Family Medicine

    “I believe preventative healthcare is extremely important, and I strive to keep my patients up to date with recommended preventative services.”

    Jay Bauder, M.D. practices Family Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, majoring in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, Duluth. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

    Dr. Bauder grew up on a farm in southeast South Dakota. He and his wife enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, traveling and various outdoor activities including snowshoeing, hiking and fishing. He also enjoys woodworking, and helping at the family farm.

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    Sarah Davis, R.N., C.N.P.

    Family Medicine

    Sarah DavisSarah Davis, R.N., C.N.P.

    Family Medicine

    “I like to develop relationships with my patients that create a safe place for the healing of the whole person.”

    Sarah Davis is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who received undergraduate degrees in nursing, psychology and French from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and her MSN from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. Davis also earned a certificate in massage therapy from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Milwaukee, WI.  Davis is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

    As a Registered Nurse, Davis has specialized in bone marrow transplant patient care at the University of Chicago, and then oncology and general medicine in Salina, KS. She has performed research for the Wisconsin Bureau of Public Health in tobacco control and has also held a position assisting adults with developmental disabilities.

    Sarah and her family enjoy cooking and trying new foods, bicycling, and traveling.

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    Hiromi Maruyama, M.D.

    Family Medicine

    Dr. M for websiteHiromi Maruyama, M.D.

    Family Medicine

    “I dedicate myself to local community medical needs, especially in medically underserved areas where I am needed.”

    Hiromi Maruyama, M.D. practices Family Mediine and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University, Grenada; and completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Syracuse, NY.  He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

    Dr. Maruyama has served on staff practicing Family Medicine in Vidalia, Swainsboro, Metter and Reidsville, Georgia.

    Dr. Maruyama and his wife enjoy attending concerts and visiting museums.

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    Amy Steffen, R.N., C.P.N.P.

    Pediatrics & Young Adult

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    Pediatrics & Young Adult

    “I provide developmentally appriopriate care for newborns, children, adolescents & young adults, using a holistic approach, education & treatment.”

    Amy Steffen, R.N., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, specializes in newborn through young adult medical care as well as provides lactation services and counseling.    She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Boston College, Boston, MA.

    As a Registered Nurse, she provided bedside care for eight years in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, and provided lactation assistance for all newborn units.  Amy trained in liver and multi-visceral transplant at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; in primary and urgent care at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Manchester, NH; in primary and acute care Pediatric Health Associates, Manchester, NH; and in newborn care at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH.

    In her spare time Amy and her family enjoy singing, music, the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, and have three playful puppies.

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    Michael Sparacino, D.O.

    Medical Director
    Family Medicine

    Dr. SMichael Sparacino, D.O.

    Medical Director
    Family Medicine

    “We partner with and advocate for our patients’ needs.”

    Dr. Sparacino practices Family Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from North Central College, Naperville, IL; his Doctorate of Osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO in Family Medicine. He completed his residency at Scott Air Force Base, IL; and a fellowship in High-Risk Obstetrics, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.

    He served as Chief, Emergency Medicine, 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Osan, Republic of Korea; as Medical Director, High-Risk Obstetrics, St. Louis University at Deaconess Hospital and as Assistant Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, St. Louis University, Uniformed Services University; Program Director, Mercy Family Medicine Residency, Mason City, IA; Professor, Clinical Family Medicine, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA; Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Iowa; Family Medicine Clinician, Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital and Program Director, Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program, Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital, Mankato; Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota; and Emergency Room Physician, Wapiti Medical Group, Milbank, SD.

    Dr. Sparacino holds a special interest in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Medical Humanities, and teaching of all kinds. In his spare time, he enjoys playing, writing and recording music, medical and nonmedical writing, history, wood working, martial arts, and outdoor sports – especially archery and target shooting.

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    Jennifer Donkin, R.D.

    Certified Diabetes Educator

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    Certified Diabetes Educator

    Jennifer Donkin, Registered Dietitian, received her undergraduate degree at The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, completed her dietetic internship at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL and has served on staff at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL and ISJ Regional Medical Center.

    Donkin has provided outpatient nutrition counseling for diabetes/pre-diabetes, weight management, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, allergies and gastrointestinal disorders. She has experience in individual and group education in cardiac & pulmonary rehab and diabetes self-management training. She has obtained the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Donkin also is a Certified Diabetes Educator, having additional training and experience in diabetes management.

    Donkin and her family enjoy gardening, biking, down-hill skiing and hiking.

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    Heidi Otto, R.N., C.N.P.

    Family Medicine

    heidi cropHeidi Otto, R.N., C.N.P.

    Family Medicine

    “I like to provide family focused healthcare through all stages of life.”

    Heidi Otto is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

    As a registered nurse she has specialized in maternal child care and lactation consultation.   She has also worked in the coronary units at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn.,  and Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.  She worked with Sibley County Public Health in maternal family care as a WIC nurse providing home visits and immunizations.  She worked as a school nurse at Sibley East Public Schools and most recently as a postpartum nurse and lactation consultant at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

    Heidi Otto is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is also a Licensed Public Health Nurse and Licensed School Nurse. She was also an  adjunct professor in the College of Nursing at MSU, Mankato teaching community health.

    She enjoys reading, sewing, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.  She and her family reside in Gaylord.

Patient And Visitor Information


At River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic, we consider it a privilege to serve you and your family for your health care needs.  River’s Edge provides a wide range of health care services at its facility.  We combine sophisticated state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care, collaboration, stewardship and integrity. We deliver health care that is patient-centered and values all aspects of a person’s health – mind, body and spirit.

Visiting Guidelines

Visitors can be good medicine for patients.  Family members and friends are welcome to visit.  Although there are no set visiting hours for most patient care areas, patient care is our primary concern at River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic.  In order to enhance the quality of care, visits are encouraged but up to the discretion of the patient, doctor and nursing staff.  Children may visit but must be accompanied by an adult at all times, whether in the patient’s room, lobby or waiting areas.

Departments And Services

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    Family Medicine

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    River’s Edge Clinic provides quality family medical care that is customized for each member of a family. The River’s Edge Clinic medical staff is comprised of Dr. Jay Bauder, Dr. Hiromi Maruyama, Dr. Michael Sparacino Heidi Otto, RN, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Sarah Davis, RN, Certified Nurse Practitioner.

    Same day appointments are available at River’s Edge Clinic in St. Peter Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00 pm. Same day appointments are available at River’s Edge Clinic in Le Center Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Call 1-877-355-8450 to make an appointment at the Le Center clinic.

    For more information or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-8480.

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    Pediatrics and Young Adults

    16Pediatrics and Young Adults

    River’s Edge Clinic provides quality pediatric care that is personalized for each individual infant, child or young adult. Amy Steffen, RN, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is available for same day appointments our St. Peter location Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

    For more information or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-8480.

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    Emergency Room & Urgent Care

    3Emergency Room & Urgent Care

    River’s Edge Hospital Emergency Department is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Our Emergency Room provides quality emergency medical care by emergency medical physicians, and emergency-trained nurses, paramedics and technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. River’s Edge Hospital Emergency Department partners with Allina Health to provide 24-hour TeleHealth Service for stroke assessment and care.  River’s Edge Hospital Emergency Department also has ambulance service and a helicopter landing pad.

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic Urgent Care Department offers convenient urgent care services for non-emergent illnesses or injuries in the evenings or on weekends and holidays. Urgent Care hours are Monday – Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm, weekends and holidays 10:00am – 4:00pm.  River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic Urgent Care Department is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary. Urgent Care medical services can be accessed by using the Emergency Room door.

    If you are in need of immediate medical care, please call 911.

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    Stroke Assessment

    19Stroke Assessment

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic has partnered with Allina Telehealth Network to provide 24-hour access to acute stroke neurologists via two-way live video and audio consultation.Through the use of technology, the Allina Telehealth Network partners with community hospitals, like River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic, to ensure 24-hour acute stroke neurologists via two-way live video and audio consultation. Board-certified neurologists can perform an exam over the Telehealth equipment while River’s Edge staff remains present and assists during the exam. Following the exam, the neurologist discusses treatment options with the patient, family and physicians. The partnership between Allina Telehealth Network and River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic not only enhances patient care and clinical outcomes but also keeps care local while providing needed experts. It provides timely and differentiating care and service to Southern Minnesota.

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    Physical & Occupational Therapy

    10bPhysical & Occupational Therapy

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides quality physical therapy to improve the health and well-being of patients of all ages. The Physical Therapy Department offers a wide-range of services including athletic injuries, neurologic and stroke rehab, vertigo and TMJ treatment. Customized exercise plans are designed for each individual to promote optimal physical performance, muscular strength and endurance.

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides quality occupational therapy to rehabilitate patients of all ages that need help with learning or relearning skills of daily living. The Occupational Therapy Department offers a wide-range of services including hand and arm fractures, fingers, wrists and elbows, lymphedema treatment, and treatment for repetitive strain injuries such as carpel tunnel or tendinitis.

    Physical and occupational therapy appointments are available Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm For more information or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-7638.

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    Outpatient Specialty Clinic

    6bOutpatient Specialty Clinic

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic includes an Outpatient Specialty Clinic for patients in need of specialized services from partnering physicians. Specialties include, but are not limited to, rheumatology and orthopedics.

    To learn more about River’s Edge outpatient services call (507) 934-7627.

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    Ambulance Services

    2bAmbulance Services

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides quality emergency ambulance services to the greater St. Peter area. Hospital-employed, on-site emergency medical staff offers basic and advanced life support services.

    If you are in need of immediate medical care, please call 911.

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    Swing Bed & Medical Services

    9Swing Bed & Medical Services

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic offers 24-hour swing bed and acute inpatient services with quality personalized care. All rooms are private with a private bathroom & shower. Services includes planning for their care, anticipating discharge needs and facilitate services needed after discharge. Swing bed services offer convenient availability of ancillary services including laboratory testing, radiology, cardiac echoes as well as occupational, physical and speech therapy.

    For more information on swing bed, transitional care or acute inpatient services call (507) 934-8453.

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    Surgical Services

    7bSurgical Services

    River’s Edge Hospital offers quality inpatient and outpatient surgery services for a variety of procedures that include, but are not limited to:

    • Orthopedics
    • Podiatry
    • Cataracts
    • Colonoscopy Services
    • Hernias
    • Gall Bladders
    • Endoscopy
    • Urology
    • Knee & Hip Replacements

    To learn more about River’s Edge surgical services, please call (507) 934-7618. River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic also offers general surgery. For more information or to make an appointment call (507) 934-8480.

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    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    12Cardiac Rehabilitation

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic offers a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program that incorporates prescribed exercise, education and counseling, support and encouragement focused on a patent’s risk factors and their health and well-being. Phase II cardiac rehab has been developed to medically monitor and create supervised programs to help patients recover from cardiac events such heart attacks, heart surgery and heart transplant. Cardiac rehab is a safe and effective way to help reduce the risk of future heart complications and enable individuals to return to previous activities. Phase II cardiac rehab patients receive a team of medical professionals that consist of a supervising physician, registered nurse, pharmacist, dietician, exercise physiologist and social worker. Exercise stress testing is also available to evaluate heart disease and specific signs and symptoms that may be a precursor to a cardiac event.

    For more information on River’s Edge cardiac rehabilitation program or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-7310.

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    The Hospitalist Program at River’s Edge Hospital provides superior continuity of care for higher acuity patients. Our hospitalists are specially trained physicians who coordinate communication and serve as a patient liaison between family, physicians, specialists and staff ensuring continuity of care. They’re available to support patients throughout their stay here at River’s Edge and after discharge.

    Hospitalist Direct Line: (507) 995-8106

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    Speech Therapy

    8Speech Therapy

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic offers quality speech therapy to help patients who have sustained injury or disease that has impaired their ability to comprehend speech or express themselves verbally. Speech therapy works with patients on:

    • Speech therapy including slurring
    • Voice therapy
    • Language with patients that experience word finding difficulties
    • Swallowing
    • Cognition and memory skills

    For more information or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-7638.

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    Imaging Services

    11bImaging Services

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic offers quality imaging services and certified radiologists that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Imaging services include:

    • General radiology
    • Digital mammography that provide patients with more comfortable procedures with faster, detailed images
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Computed tomography (CT) with state-of-the-art scanning that is completed in seconds
    • Bone densitometry, including total body composition
    • State-of-the-art ultrasounds
    • MRI (mobile)
    • Echocardiograms (mobile)
    • Carotid artery ultrasound
    • Nuclear medicine (mobile)

    For more information or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-7632.

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    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide a variety of laboratory clinical testing to diagnose, monitor and prevent disease. The laboratory provides an outreach lab testing program to other healthcare facilities in the greater St. Peter community and hosts as an internship site for students from South Central College and Rasmussen College. River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic’s laboratory is licensed by Centers for Medical/Medicaid Services with a Certificate of Compliance for High Complex Testing.

    For more information or to make an appointment, please call (507) 934-7632.

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    Infusion & Injection

    17bInfusion & Injection

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides quality, flexible 24-hour appointments for infusion and injection services including long-term therapy for chronic health issues, short-term therapy for acute health issues, blood transfusions, injections and central line care. River’s Edge offers personalized care and communicates closely with the patient’s primary care physician and strives to accommodate patient personal schedules.

    For more information about our infusion and injection services, please call (507) 934-7622.

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    Social Services

    13Social Services

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides social services to patients and their families to help in areas including:

    • Information and assistance completing advance directives (living wills)
    • Support through illness, recovery, homecare and loss
    • Problem solving to help achieve their goals
    • Contract to resources including assisted living, nursing home, homecare services and equipment

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    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic offers quality inpatient hospice services for patients entering their final stages of a terminal illness.  At River’s Edge, we realize this is a precious time in our patient and family’s life, and work very hard to offer peace, comfort and dignity during this difficult time.  We offer a spacious hospice room with family sleeping accommodations provided to make the patient and family members comfortable. The hospice room offers access to the courtyard where patients and their families can enjoy fresh air, ponds and fountains. Aromatherapy is available upon the patient and family’s request.

    For more information about our inpatient hospice services, please call (507) 934-7681.

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    Sleep Studies

    18bSleep Studies

    River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic partners with Winmar Sleep Diagnsotics to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. The studies are done in a calm, quiet, private room setting. They are performed at REHC by Winmar, who ensures the primary care providers receive the results of the sleep study.

    For more information on sleep studies, please call (507) 934-7681.

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    The OrthoEdge Joint Replacement Program is a specialized program offered exclusively through The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in conjunction with River’s Edge Hospital and includes the involvement of your entire care team: surgeon, physician assistant, hospitalist, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, surgical technologists, and many other team members. The program is designed to expedite you safely and comfortably through the joint replacement process and return you to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.


Live Well Fitness

Live Well Fitness
St. Peter Campus




River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic Foundation, also known as St. Peter Community Hospital Foundation, supports River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic in the improvement of health care delivery through donations that make new equipment, programs and facilities possible.


Over $225,000 of health care investments to improve patient care, safety and outcomes is attributed to the River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic Foundation. [More]