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What does this PFAC Logo Mean?

Hutchinson Health Patient Family Advisory Committee LogoWhat does this logo mean?

Hutchinson Health has a Patient Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) that helps us evaluate all aspects of our patient care. The logo’s intent is to help visually identify projects in which the PFAC has been directly involved. The logo signifies that our patients and family member’s input and feedback, was sought to help shape the idea or project. It’s a visual representation of Hutchinson Health’s ongoing efforts to create better patient and family experiences.

 

Hospital Visitor Restrictions at Hutchinson Health

Hutchinson Health has implemented Visitor Restrictions for our hospitalized patients. We have seen an increase in our Clinics and Emergency Department of patients who are testing positive for influenza viruses.

All visitors (those visiting hospitalized patients ) with influenza-like illness symptoms may not visit until 24 hours after fever resolves.

  • Spouse/parents/primary caregiver with mild respiratory symptoms must wear a mask
  • No children under the age of five may visit the hospital
  • Large groups of visitors are discouraged from congregating

Patients are asked to notify the receptionist  immediately if they have symptoms. The use of masks and alcohol hand based rub should be encouraged for all those with influenza like symptoms.

Still Time to Get Flu Vaccine

Hutchinson Health has experienced an increase in positive influenza cases in both our clinics and emergency department.
Majority of the cases are under 18 and did not received the flu vaccine. This years vaccine is reporting to be a good match.
It is NOT too late to get your vaccine. No appointments are needed. The vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months or older,
Parents, siblings, grandparents, and daycare providers are highly recommended to be vaccinated if they care for infants under 6 months of age because the babies cannot be vaccinated.

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Dr. Johnson Delivers Karlson Twins to End 2016

Amy and Erik Karlson ended 2016 with two bundles of joy. Dr. Darryl Johnson and Dr. Emily Zoulek delivered the babies Saturday morning. Erik and Amy couldn’t be happier with the care they have experienced at Hutchinson Health, between Dr. Johnson and our Birthcare staff. They are both pastors for area churches; Amy even led Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services in Hector. She managed to carry the twins for 37 weeks. Andrew and Emma will keep the Karlson’s very busy for 2017.

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