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Archives for March 2017

Food Shelf Donation a Huge Success

A huge shout out to our staff, physicians, and patients that dropped food off at Hutchinson Health. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we donated 849lbs of food and $527 to McLeod County Food Shelf. We surpassed last year’s donation by over 300lbs.

Celebrating National Doctor’s Day

Celebrating National Doctor’s Day Thursday, March 30th but appreciating our physicians every day. Thank you for providing our patients and families with exceptional health care with a personal touch.  Shout out to all our physicians from the Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hospital, Mental Health, Sleep Clinic, Cancer Clinic, and Orthopedic and Rehab.

pam fishersonay-unalDr. Cybele Johnson

 

Tip: Protect your heart with these 5 easy meal add-ins

Author: Kay Johnson

What’s the biggest threat to our health? It isn’t cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. This statistic is scary, but the good news is, there is something powerful we can do to prevent us from becoming a victim to this disease.

Even if you are one of the 47 percent of Americans living with a major risk factor, there are preventive measures you can take for a healthier heart, says registered dietitian nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner. All you have to do is embrace some simple lifestyle changes starting with your diet.

“Food is quite literally one of the best medicines out there when it comes to improving our health,” Blatner said. “Studies show us repeatedly that a balanced diet including heart-healthy unsaturated fats, along with multiple servings of fruit and vegetables can give you additional protection against heart attack and stroke.”

Here are five of Blatner’s go-to foods you can easily incorporate into your diet for a daily dose of heart-healthy compounds.

Wheel and Cog Event

Wheel and cog children's museum of Hutchinson logoFind out what Hutchinson Health Pediatric therapists do …

Walk thru the forest with Dana Hamilton, PT at Wheel and Cog, Children’s Museum of Hutchinson.

Tuesday,  March 21, 2017
9:30-11:30 am

Dana Hamilton, PT is one of  Hutchinson Health’s Pediatric Physical Therapists and she will be on site at Wheel and Cog and helping with the following skills:

  • Gross Motor Skills: Animal Walks
  • Fine Motor skills: Animal Sticker Chart
  • Speech: Animal Sounds

Come check out Dana and Wheel and Cog!

 

 

 

Hutchinson Health Offering Chronic Conditions Workshop

Happy senior mature couple in love outside in natureWe can help! Are you living with chronic conditions?

Are you an adult with ongoing health conditions?

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • COPD

Feel better and take control of your life. This program now offered by Hutchinson Health. We will give you the right tools so you can get your life back.

Next series of class starts:
Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Please call 320-484-4617 to register and for information.

Care That Fits Video

Hutchinson Health is providing a Registered Nurse in both our Urgent Care and Emergency Departments to triage all patients within a few minutes of arrival. This heightened patient care process called “Care That Fits” will give new arrivals quick access to a medical evaluation to get them to the setting that best fits their individual needs.

Here is a video explaining the process.