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Archives for June 2017

Power of Produce

The Power of Produce (PoP) club is a program that runs May through October for kids ages 3-12. Kids get $2 worth in tokens every market to buy fresh fruit and veggies from local farmers. A big thanks to everyone who contributed. Learn more about the program here!

Little Free Library

Hutchinson has 24 Little Free Library houses and counting.  You can find these in neighborhoods as well as local businesses.

Relay For Life Bake Sale at Clinic

Hutchinson Health Clinic’s Relay for Life team is holding a bake sale Monday, June 26th from 8:30 to 4:30.  Located in the clinic entrance please stop by and purchase some baked goodies.

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Certified Nursing Assistants Week

Happy Nursing Assistants Week
Our nursing assistants measure patients’ vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration.
Assist patients with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, brushing teeth, and using the restroom.
Collect urine or stool samples required for certain tests by physicians and laboratory technicians.
Re position and transfer patients from their beds to wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobile medical equipment for transportation.
Execute housekeeping tasks, including making patients’ beds, changing bed pans, replacing linens, and collecting laundry.
Record patients’ health concerns and maintain reports of provided information for nurses to review.
Educate patients on range-of-motion exercises and stretches to relieve pain or improve functioning with certain chronic conditions.
Perform safety techniques, including CPR and first aid, in emergency situations Certified Nursing Assistants not only provide necessary patient assessment, they are often a source of great emotional and physical support for the patients.
Shout out to our Nursing Assistants today and every day.

Certified Nursing Assistants work with patients daily to engage with them in friendly conversation and provide much needed interaction. Nursing assistants ensure that the patient is receiving the care that they need, being an advocate on their side for health. They consistently monitor patients’ response to care, record observations, and lend an ear to listen to the individual’s concerns. Certified Nursing Assistants are often the heart of each unit. Shout out to Hutchinson Health’s Nursing Assistants:
Melissa Davis
Andrea Westling
Courtney Schlenner
Kim Schauer
Michelle Maiers
Candice Schmidt
Michelle Hanke
Karlee Klabunde
Shelley Terning
Kayla Krumrey
Mandi Lehan
Calliegh Damlow
Sarah Farrell
Beth Schwecke
Paula Baert
Amber Matter
Rae Krumrey
Tiffani Shimanski
Katie Hansen
Emily Doran
Alesha Miller
Chelsea Schmidt
Carolyn Fiecke
Kathy Renner

Dr. Avery using New Stent

Dr. William Avery Hutchinson Health’s Ear, Nose and Throat physician is one of the first in the country to use a new dissolving sinus stent in patients who undergo sinus surgery.

Sinus surgery is often used to alleviate symptoms related to chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is persistent inflammation of the sinuses and is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Symptoms can feel like a never-ending cold and can include congestion, decreased sense of smell, facial pain or pressure, and persistent post-nasal drip.

The new product, Intersect ENT’s PROPEL® Contour sinus stent, was recently approved by the FDA and is placed after surgery to help keep the sinuses open. If you have sinus issues and want to see if you are candidate for this stent make an appointment with Dr. Avery by calling 320-234-3290.