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Archives for June 2018

Fourth of July Holiday Hours

Back to School Wellness and Physical Appointments

Summer is a great time to schedule appointments with your preferred provider for wellness check-ups, sports physicals, immunizations, and school forms.

The first day of school at Hutchinson Public Schools is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

The first day of school at New Century Academy is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Don’t wait until the end of summer to take care of these important appointments:

  • Annual wellness check-ups and immunizations
  • Immunization documents for school forms (request from our records department, if needed)
  • Allergy and medication reviews; school nurse may need specific documents to adhere to a treatment plan and/or administer medication at school
  • Sports physicals; these are different than regular wellness check-ups and require a specific form signed by your physician
  • Pre-school/kindergarten physicals

Hutchinson Health is ready to help you schedule your school wellness appointments and sports physicals, so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer! Call your primary care provider to set up an appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

New Cancer Center Set to Open in July

Together we are stronger than cancer

Proud Lady with arms held up high looking out at the skyHutchinson Health will begin welcoming patients to our new Cancer Center on Monday, July 2, 2018. Located at the northwest corner of the Hutchinson Health Campus, the new Cancer Center will provide patients with exceptional care and convenience close to home. Hutchinson Health is committed to advancing health with our community and offering cutting edge technology and specialty services. Take a look back at our recent expansion projects that have led up to the opening of our Cancer Center.



Illustrated map showing Cancer Center entrance north of main Hospital entrance

Spirit of Advocacy Award to Dr. Steven Mulder

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Steven Mulder on his award that was presented last Friday night at the Minneapolis Hospital Association (MHA) annual awards banquet. Dr. Mulder received the Spirit of Advocacy Award for his longstanding service to MHA, including testifying on behalf of health care legislation at the Capitol, continued participation in the MHA Quality and Patient Safety and Patient Safety Registry Advisory committees, and representation of MHA in the Minnesota Department of Health Nurse Staffing Study Work Group. Thank you to Dr. Mulder for his continued passion to advance health care for Hutchinson Health and the State of Minnesota.

Dr. Mulder


Free Family Swim Nights

Free family swim nights at the Hutchinson Aquatic Center


June 21st, July 19th, and August 9th
Extended evening hours: 5:00PM – 8:00PM


Hutchinson Area Families
Parents or guardians must be present with children at all times. No drop-offs permitted.

Free Family Swim Nights at the Hutchinson Aquatic Center

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day groupToday was Bike to Work Day, and what a success!

The Hutchinson Health group had a beautiful sunny ride from Hutchinson to Silver Lake, and back to Hutchinson and then  headed to work this morning!  We were greeted in Library Square with coffee, breakfast and good company!

Attached are some pictures – one is just of the Hutchinson Health Employees.


Bike to Work Day teamLarge group of people biking to work

New Visiting Physicians Now Seeing Patients

When Hutchinson Health partnered with HealthPartners one of the exciting benefits was gaining access to more speciality Physicians. Two new visiting physicians are now available to patients at Hutchinson Health. Dr. Andrew Nickels is an Allergist and Dr. Jonathan Shelver is a Pulmonologist.

Dr. Andrew Nickels, MD, Allergy/Immunology Physician

Dr. Andrew NickelsIf you struggle with  seasonal allergies, food allergy, asthma, hives, drug allergy, eczema, and defects in your immune system, Dr. Nickels is now available to see you right here in Hutchinson. He has training in both childhood and adult medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic, was on faculty at Vanderbilt University and most recently joined the staff at Methodist Hospital.

Learn more about Dr. Nickels


Dr. Jonathon Shelver, MD, Pulmonology Physician

Dr. Jonathon ShelverDo you battle breathing and lung problems, such as shortness of breath, lung disease, asthma, COPD, or pulmonary nodules? Dr. Shelver is here to help. His education background is from the University of Minnesota and he currently practices at Methodist Hospital.

Learn more about Dr. Shelver


Hutchinson Health is excited to have both physicians join our team and serve patients. Please help us welcome them to our community!

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Nickels or Dr. Shelver. Call 320-234-3290.