Lactation Consultation Services now available

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Hutchinson Health is pleased to offer lactation services for patients immediately following delivery, as well as mothers who have returned home with their newborns. We have four lactation consultants on staff who will meet with patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis, according to patient needs. Whether you’re a first time mom or growing your family with each new addition, you will receive the nurturing care you and your baby deserve.   Hours of Availability Please call OB at (320) 484-4620 to have a lactation consultant contact you. Appointments will be in Room 201 of the hospital. Monday 10am-2pm Wednesday 10am-2pm Friday 10am-2pm Please visit our Birthcare Center for more information about services offered at Hutchinson Health.   ... [Read More...]

Hutchinson Health #1 In the State for Value

The Hutchinson Leader announced the #1 ranking Hutchinson Health received from a Federal program that links Medicare payment systems to four criteria that they use to measure our organization.   ... [Read More...]

Color of Your Phlegm

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“The color of your phlegm /mucus does NOT indicate an infection or if antibiotics are needed. No matter how green, yellow or brown, it does not mean you require antibiotics, " Dr. Leah Schrupp, Family Medicine provider at Hutchinson Health. All the providers at Hutchinson Health are implementing the recommendations from the CDC on antibiotic usage. Get Smart About Antibiotics. ... [Read More...]

Get Smart About Antibiotics

The Hutchinson Leader published a great article about Hutchinson Health's new initiative in regard to antibiotic use.   ... [Read More...]

Dr. Staples Chicken Soup Recipe

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Dr. Scott Staples, Hutchinson Health family medicine physician, has been asked by many patients what he does when he or his family get sick. His go to remedy is a homemade chicken noodle soup for colds or the flu. Dr. Staples says "Don't be shy with the fresh parsley as it is filled with vitamins and antioxidants." Staples Chicken Soup Sauté boneless skinless chicken thighs and add one small finely chopped onion and a few cloves of fresh chopped garlic. Last, add chopped celery just to soften it. Season with salt, pepper, fresh parsley, and whatever else you like (I add tiny hint of cayenne to open up the sinuses). Then bring stockpot of chicken broth to boil, add egg noodles, matchstick carrots, chopped portobello mushrooms, and the pan of cooked chicken. Add more fresh parsley and season again to taste. I'm too impatient to measure ... [Read More...]

Telepsychiatry Service is just like Being There

Great article from the Hutchinson Leader showcasing our new service of telemedicine offered by Dr. Jasbir Virk who recently moved to California.   ... [Read More...]

Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe

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Dr. Leah Willson, Hutchinson Health pediatrician shares her homemade recipes for cough syrups, if you would like to make a version that is natural. Kids may even prefer the taste. Effective Natural Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes for children 1 year and older. NOT intended for babies under 12 months of age. #1 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice One level teaspoon ginger powder Two tablespoons honey Dash of salt (1/8 teaspoon or less) Dash of cayenne pepper (1/8 teaspoon or less) Blend in blender or food processor until smooth and no lumps of powder. Store in refrigerator. Can give 1 to 2 teaspoons up to every 2 hours as needed for cough. NOT for children under 12 months of age. #2 1/4 cup of pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of honey OR 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of honey Blend well. Store ... [Read More...]

Check Your Cough Syrup

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“There are no over the counter cough medicines that are recommended for children under the age of 6. They are not proven to be helpful and can actually be harmful. If under 1 year of age it is especially important to avoid cough medications as they may contain ingredients such as honey which can cause botulism in this age group. However,1 tsp of honey is a great cough suppressant in children over one year of age and has been shown in studies to work better than some over the counter medications. “ Dr. Tiffany Trenda, Hutchinson Health pediatrician. ... [Read More...]

Get Smart About Antibiotics

“Antibiotics are only effective for bacterial infections, not viral infections. The vast majority of colds, coughs and sinus infections are caused by viruses and therefore antibiotics do not help them. Taking antibiotics will not “nip it in the bud” and can cause significant side effects and complications (even if they have not bothered  you before). Overuse of antibiotics allows the bacteria to learn how to survive despite the antibiotic, which is called resistance. We need to be cautious with this limited resource to make sure that our antibiotics work when we really need them to”, Dr. Leah Schrupp, Family Medicine Physician, Hutchinson Health. ... [Read More...]

2015-2016 New Year’s Holiday Hours

The following non-patient care areas will be closed at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 31 and all day Friday, January 1: Hutchinson Health Clinic Dassel Clinic Ortho and Rehab Clinic Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Oncology Clinic Hutchinson Health Clinic Urgent Care will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 2 View our Normal Clinic Hours ... [Read More...]