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Protect Yourself & Others from the Flu

With flu season upon us, we need to work together to protect ourselves and others from the flu. Influenza is highly contagious and can be mild or severe. One of the most important ways to stop the spread of the flu is to stay home from work or school if you have any influenza symptoms.  If you need to seek medical care or leave home please wear a mask to protect other people from getting your germs, or being exposed to other illnesses.  We also ask that people who have any flu symptoms do not visit patients at Hutchinson Health.  Learn more about flu protection here.

Please don’t visit patients at Hutchinson Health if you have any flu symptoms:

  • Fever above 100 degrees
  • A bad cough or sore throat
  • Chills or body aches
  • Diarrhea or vomiting

Stop the spread of flu, remember to always:


There is still time for flu protection. Get a flu shot at Hutchinson Health.

No appointment is necessary.
Stop into Hutch Health between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

After receiving your vaccination it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies that help protect you from the flu. Getting a shot after the influenza season starts is still helpful, but getting it early provides the most benefit.

flu shot - flu protection, Hutchinson Health

Stop at Hutchinson Health Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and ask for a flu shot. We’ll get it taken care of — no appointment necessary. Learn more about the CDC’s projections for the 2019-2020 influenza season and the vaccination available.

Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of flu. By staying home if your sick, washing your hands frequently, covering your cough, and getting the flu shot, we can help keep our community healthy.

Dr. Brian Bonte Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Dr. Brian Bonte passed away early this morning. Dr. Bonte worked in so many areas of Hutchinson Health. His commitment and dedication to his patients and the Hutchinson community are beyond measure.

Arrangement details can be found on the Hantge Funeral chapel website.

Just this past week we recognized Dr. Bonte for his years of service to the Medical Staff of Hutchinson Health with a portrait in the front hospital lobby. Please join us in keeping Dr. Bonte’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Shout out to Generous Employees

Helping spread Christmas cheer this season our employees have donated toys to the McLeod County Social Services Center; by purchasing gifts for children across McLeod County. It will certainly make a lot of little ones happy throughout our communities. Making Good Happen all year long. Thank you to our employees generosity.
toys in boxes for Christmas presents for children