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Archives for October 2017

Stroke Ready Awareness Month

Anyone can have a stroke, everyone should be ready.
▪ Quality stroke care begins at the 911 response. That’s why we recommend ambulance services take stroke patients to Hutchinson Health, the nearest stroke-designated hospital.
▪ As a stroke-ready hospital, we are prepared to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency treatment to patients with acute stroke symptoms.

Stroke is an emergency. Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke


Shout out to our Emergency Department

Hutchinson Health received a compliment about one of our Emergency Room staff and wanted to share this to our page:

“Just want to give a shout out to Hutchinson ER,I ended up bringing my daughter into the ER and they did multiple testings that landed us there for 5 hours and one of the tests they did was one where my daughter did not want her sister in the room so the kind lady at the receptionist desk took it upon herself to teach my other daughter to crochet so she didn’t have to sit in the waiting room by herself…Huge thank you she enjoyed that nice gesture,she even made the comment on the way home that she hopes that lady is working the next time we have to go to the ER”.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 28

Happy cheerful pharmacist chemist woman standing in pharmacy drugstoreTime to clean out your cabinet of unwanted and leftover medicines. This Saturday, October 28th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Hutchinson Police Station at 10 Franklin St SW has a drop box in their lobby to collect any medicines you would like to dispose of. Unused medicines that remain in your home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Take this opportunity to clean out your cabinets. The drop box is available every day but this Saturday creates awareness to dispose of medications appropriately.

Announcing the Opening of Our New Pediatric Therapy Facility

Hutchinson Health is pleased to announce the opening of our new Pediatric Therapy facility in Plaza 15 anticipated for November 27, 2017. Adjacent to the Hutchinson Health Clinic and Hospital, the new Pediatric Therapy facility will be completely renovated with a welcoming entrance and reception area and equipped with a new gym and so many more patient-centered features.

Architect’s Rendering of the New Entry

Architect’s Rendering of the New Gym


Watch the video to see the renovations taking place.


Celebrating National Pharmacy Week

Celebrating National Pharmacy Week October 16 – 20, 2017

Our team of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists who work collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, laboratorians, and many others to ensure our patients receive excellent care. Pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising providers on best drug choices, monitoring patient medication therapies, providing patient education, and working with new technology to enhance medication safety and administration. Shout out to our pharmacy staff.

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians holding a Pharmacy Week 2017 sign

Hutchinson Health Employees Achieve 94% Vaccination

Hutchinson Health received a blue ribbon award for vaccinating 94% of our staff for the 2016-2017 flu season. We strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated because it is not only safer for our staff but our patients as well. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

MN Department of Health Flu Safe Award for 94% vaccinated staff

Thanks Patient Access Staff

Shout out to our Patient Access Staff at Hutchinson Health. They are the voice you hear when you call to schedule appointments or ask questions. They are our first face that our patients connect with upon arrival to check in for appointments or schedule any clinic or hospital services.
They are an awesome department that deserve a “Thanks for all you Do!!” during National Customer Service Week.

Three Patient Access Staff members celebratingTwo Patient Access Staff celebrating Customer Service WeekThank You Cake for Patient Access Staff on Customer Service WeekPatient Access staff posing behind Customer Service Week banner








Employee Surprise Day

Great day to be an employee at Hutchinson Health. Muffins, juice, and apples for our employees as a surprise day event.

Two women serving food and drinks