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Dr.’s Smith and VandenBerg Awarded Reader’s Choice Favorites

Congratulations to Dr. Jalayna Smith and Dr. Nikki VandenBerg for being awarded the Reader’s Choice 2020 Favorite Healthcare Professional, for the Hutchinson Leader. Your commitment to your patients, Hutchinson Health and our community are so appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Flu Clinics

Flu shots are here!  Due to COVID-19 appointments are required.  In addition to our regular clinic hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, we are also offering three Saturday options for your convenience.  Please call to schedule an appointment for these as well.

Saturday, September 26th   9am-12pm

Saturday, October 3rd  9am-12pm

Saturday, October 10th  9am-12pm

Please call 320-234-3290 to make an appointment.

Testing Changes for COVID-19 Update

Hutchinson Health is now able to test patients that are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19,  but  have been exposed to someone that was COVID-19 positive.  A  video or in person visit would not be required to schedule a test.

If you are experiencing symptoms, but do not have a confirmed exposure,  we may require a video or in person visit to have a COVID-19 test scheduled.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are much like the seasonal flu, but include having 2 of the following:

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath
Headache
Sore throat
Chills
Muscle pain
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell

Call 320-234-3290 to see the best option for you or your family.

 

Free Needle Disposal

Urgent Care or Emergency Room??

What is the difference between our Urgent Care and Emergency Room Care?

Despite having a similar name, the type of care that is provided in the Emergency Room and Urgent Care differs based on the health concern that a patient is experiencing. Urgent Care is designed to treat minor illnesses and injuries; and therefore has the equipment and resources needed to care for those types of issues. When a patient arrives at our Urgent Care with a health concern outside of this category, the patient is then transferred to the Emergency Room for appropriate care. This clear separation allows for our Urgent Care to deliver a caring, personal experience for each patient, that is safe, timely, and aligned with the patient’s medical needs upon entering our facility.

We understand this can be confusing and when in the midst of an urgent or emergent health concern, this may not be the first thing on your mind. Please know, no matter where you arrive, Hutchinson Health will ensure you are in the right place to receive the right care.

Some examples of what we treat in Urgent Care:

  • Animal bites
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Small burns
  • Concussion without loss of consciousness
  • Cough/colds
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Influenza
  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Insect bites/tick bites
  • Joint Pain to include strains/sprains and broken bones
  • Lice
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes/skin infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • STD testing
  • Stitches/staples removal
  • Toothache
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Vaginal discharge/yeast infections

 

 

Cole Meyer Junior Volunteer of the Year

Hutchinson Health Junior Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Cole Meyer.   Cole volunteered the highest number of hours in 2019. He did this while being active in school activities, having great academic achievements, working at a part time job, and even being involved with other volunteer opportunities. He’s been a great example of leadership and having a passion for improving the world through volunteering. His willingness to help with whatever was needed, and carrying out his duties with humor and humility, was always appreciated! Thanks to Cole for his commitment to Hutchinson Health and our community.

 

 

 

 

 

(Cole Meyers with his family)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Cole Meyers with Jim Lyons, president and Jenny Tillmann)

 

Free COVID Testing

Drive Up COVID-19 Update

Feeling symptoms of COVID-19? If you have any of the following fever, cough,headache, sore throat, chills, or new loss of smell or taste you can maybe be tested. Due to shortages in testing supplies criteria continually changes.  A provider video appointment or virtual visit may be required to have a test completed.  Please check with our staff for the latest information.  Hutchinson Health currently has a 4 day turnaround time for all COVID testing results for ALL drive thru patients.

Hours for our drive up:

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Sat 9am-11am

Let us care for you! Call 320-234-3290 or go to www.healthpartners.com to schedule on-line. An appointment is required.

Top 100 Rural Hospital Award

Each year the Chartis Group publishes a list of the top rural hospitals throughout the country. The top performers are recognized as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare. The uncertainty of this year and being included on this list makes this recognition even more notable. This is a direct reflection of our staff and physicians commitment and dedication to our patients, who keep our doors open 24/7, 365 days a year. Thank you to them for always striving to keep the communities we serve healthy.

Chamber and radio visit of our new addition

Thank you to Hutchinson Chamber President, Mary Hodson for coming to tour our new addition.  Here is the video of our area.