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Archives for May 2016

Dr. Steven Mulder Receives Award

Dr. Steve Mulder, Hutchinson Health’s president and CEO, was recognized by the American Hospital Association as the 2016 Minnesota recipient of the Grassroots Champion Award. The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital and who are tireless advocates for hospitals and their patients. Only one person in each state is recognized for this award each year.
Well deserved Dr. Mulder. Congratulations.

2016 AHA Grassroots Champion - Dr Steve Mulder Hutchinson Health

Healthy Living: Spring/Summer 2016

Healthy Living Newsletter from Hutch Health

Orthopedics Clinic is Here to Help

Are you ready for golfing, hiking, paddle boarding, or any other activity you’re looking forward to this spring and summer?

If you are experiencing sore joints, knees, hips, feet or any host of issues preventing you from being active, it’s time to change course. Hutchinson Health Orthopedic and Rehab Clinic will identify and treat the pain you’re experiencing, and then help you regain your physical health so you can partake in activities and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Our Orthopedic and Rehab Clinic is comprisedof Orthopedic specialists dedicated to treating bone and joint problems. Working closely with the Physical Rehabilitation Center at HutchinsonHealth, our outstanding team of physical and occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons and specialists, coupled with our state-of-theart rehabilitation facility, are ready to guide your treatment and recovery process.

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for joint replacement?

Don’t endure pain and discomfort. You can make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Hutchinson Health with or without a referral from your primary care physician.

When you make an appointment for an evaluation, you can expect to have time to explain what you’ve been experiencing during a personal interview. A physical examination will follow, as well as possible x-rays and other tests.

If you think you’re inclined to avoid participating in activities you love this season due to discomfort or pain, make an appointment today. Call Hutchinson Health Orthopedic and Rehab Clinic at 320-484-4400 between 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

Orthopedic Surgeons and Specialists,

Pictured left to right: Tate Reyes, PA-C; Dr. Thomas Nelson; Natalia Becker, PA-C;
Dr. Gordon Walker; Paul Coleman, PA-C

Get Smart About Using Antibiotics

We’re All Ready to Say Good-Bye to Cold and Flu Season

It’s frustrating when cold and flu season extends late into the spring season. When parents are dealing with yet another round of sore throats or coughs, it’s tempting to want to fight back with remedies. However, antibiotics are never a cure for viral infections such as colds, flu, and most sore throats and coughs. It’s important to get smart about antibiotics and when their use is appropriate.

Hutchinson Health physicians are stewards of the recommendation from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to make sure antibiotics are prescribed only when they are needed. It’s critical we all work together to use antibiotics as they should be used, because antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. The misuse of antibiotics is the main cause of resistance; a problem with a lasting impact. If antibiotics continue not to work as well as they once did against some infections, treatment options become limited.

One of the easiest and more important things to do is to take and finish antibiotics as prescribed, avoid missing any doses, and never save or self-administer any leftover antibiotics.

Rest assured cold and flu season will end, and we’ll have beautiful, warm weather to enjoy. Consult your family physician if symptoms persist or you have any questions or concerns.

Antibiotics Chart

A Message from Dr. Steven Mulder

Dr. Steven MulderDr. Darryl Johnson, DO joined the Hutchinson Health team in early January 2015.

It’s always gratifying when our patients tell us they’ve had a good experience. Some comments reflect the impact our Cancer Clinic has had on the lives of patients and families. Dr. Khalid Kambal is a board certified oncologist (cancer specialist) and he practices full time in Hutchinson. He and the rest of the Cancer Clinic staff combine access to the latest treatment protocols with the personalized approach that reflects the small town values of Hutchinson and surrounding communities.

We also highlight in this issue our orthopedic services. We are fortunate to have two full-time orthopaedists, Dr. Gordon Walker and Dr. Tom Nelson. They have years of experience diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including total joint replacement of hips, knees and shoulders. Along with Physician Assistants Paul Coleman, Tate Reyes and Natalia Becker, they are an outstanding resource for all your orthopedic needs.

Join me in welcoming Dr. Cybele Johnson, Hutchinson Health’s new Internal Medicine specialist. Dr. Johnson provides care to adults ranging from routine, preventive care to management of multiple chronic medical conditions. She is a great addition to our staff!

– Dr. Steven Mulder

New Internal Medicine Physician Joins Hutchinson Health

Dr. Cybele JohnsonHutchinson Health is pleased to welcome Internal Medicine physician Cybele Johnson to our team in May.

Dr. Johnson has over seventeen years of experience in patient care, and we are excited to have her on staff as our Internal Medicine specialist. Internal Medicine is the specialty of dealing with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult specific diseases and conditions.

Dr. Johnson’s special interests include adult medicine, health and preventative care. “Internal medicine allows me to integrate care of the different body organ systems, which is consistent with my patient care philosophy.” Dr. Johnson has additional training in nutritional therapy and herbalism, adding that she “truly loves participating in a team approach with patients and appreciates the opportunity to share in the professional physician/patient relationship.”

Outside of treating patients, Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling, exercising, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

To make an appointment to see Dr. Johnson, call our Hutchinson Health Clinic appointments at 320-234-3290.


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Uniform Sale Wednesday, June 1, 8-4

2016 Hutchinson Health eflyerDo you wear scrubs to work?? Hutchinson Health is having a uniform sale with 10% off, Wednesday, June 1 from 7:30-3:30 in the hospital foyer.

  • Clothing, shoes and accessory items.

10% of the sales will be donated to the Hutchinson Health Foundation Scholarship program. Stop by and check it out.


Bike to Work Day

The Bike to Work Day Hutchinson Health Crew made it from Silver Lake.
What a beautiful morning for a ride and awesome breakfast burritos from Zellas.


Hutchinson Health Celebrating National Hospital Week, May 8th-14th.

Next week is National Hospital Week, a time when healthcare institutions celebrate their organization and the people there. Of course, Hutchinson Health is more than a hospital; it includes all our clinics and outpatient services as well. As we celebrate National Hospital Week, I’d like to recognize our great team of employees, providers, board members, and volunteers who support our commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients and their families. You all exemplify the theme of National Hospital Week: care “from the heart.”

A health care organization is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. “Health Care from the Heart,” describes well the work we do here at Hutchinson Health.
A huge Thank You for all that you do!


Steven Mulder, MD
President and CEO
Hutchinson Health

Speech-Language Pathology Experts at Hutchinson Health

SLP TeamThe Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) team at Hutchinson Health provide evaluation and therapy to a wide variety of clientele. Our pediatric therapists frequently treat those with speech or language delays, speech sound disorders, autism spectrum disorders, stuttering, food avoidance or feeding difficulties.

Adult speech therapy is often sought for patients who have suffered a brain injury or stroke, have swallowing difficulties, are experiencing voice difficulties or are struggling to speak without stuttering. The SLP Team of Jackie Dietz, MS, CCC-SLP, Susan Kasal, MS, CCC-SLP, LSVT, and Elizabeth Wurdell, MA, CCC-SLP are happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. Call 320-484-4417 to schedule an appointment.


Welcome Dr. Cybele Johnson, DO

Cybele Johnson lab coatHutchinson Health would like to welcome Dr. Cybele Johnson our new Internal Medicine physician. Dr. Johnson performs physicals, preoperative exams, acute visits and the routine care of complex patients in an outpatient setting.

Dr. Johnson was raised in Iowa, practiced nursing and returned to college for a second major leading to Des Moines University for an Osteopathic Medicine career. Along the way, she developed an interest in holistic medicine. She received additional training in nutritional therapy, herbalism, and to a lesser extent other non-western traditional modalities.


May is Stroke Awareness Month

stroke-awarenessDo you know the signs of a stroke? The medical response time after a stroke is critical to providing treatment, so it’s important that everyone be able to recognize the signs of a stroke and call 911 immediately. A stroke can happen to anyone at any time regardless of age or gender, yet up to 80% of strokes are preventable.



Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke.

~ American Stroke Association


Two ways you can help yourself and others from a potentially life-threatening stroke:

  • Learn the warning signs of a stroke: Be able to recognize if you or someone else is experiencing stroke symptoms.
  • Discuss ways to reduce your chances of a stroke: Consult your physician about the factors that put you at risk for a stroke and what you can do to help prevent it from happening.

May is American Stroke Awareness Month, a time to focus on preventing and treating this leading cause of death and long-term disability in the US. Please visit The American Stroke Association for more information on what you can do to help bring awareness to stroke.