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New Electronic Medical Record System

It’s Here!

Hutchinson Health has upgraded our electronic medical record system to make it easier for you to schedule and receive care. It further connects us to HealthPartners and Park Nicollet should you need additional services.  If you want to create a new online account click the blue “Sign in” button to get started.

For your appointments, please bring:

 

 

Please be patient as our staff learns the new, enhanced system.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Early Detection is the Best Way to Fight Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to equip people with the information and resources they need to spread awareness within their own family and circle of friends. It’s a time dedicated toward helping people understand how prominent breast cancer is and what can be done to help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.

What can we, as a community, do to fight breast cancer and bring more awareness to the cause?

In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

Our goal at Hutchinson Health is to encourage self-exams, screenings, and mammograms to aid in early detection. Together, we can make progress and lead a strong fight against this disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness ribbonEarly detection includes a number of important tasks

Please discuss breast cancer prevention and early detection with your provider. Make annual wellness exams a priority, and schedule your appointment today.

For more breast cancer statistics, visit Breastcancer.org

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots available at Hutchinson Health. Get yours now, and be prepared before influenza season arrives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting your flu shot before the flu begins spreading in your community. After receiving your vaccination it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies that help protect you from the flu. Getting a shot after influenza season starts is still helpful, but getting it early provides the most benefit.

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.

The flu shot is offered at Hutchinson Health. The flu mist will not be available this year.

Learn more about the CDC’s projections for the 2019-2020 influenza season and the vaccination available.

Stop in and get your flu shot soon!

Specialty Services

Hutchinson Health has expanded specialty services.

Our partnership with HealthPartners allows us to continually expand patient access to specialty providers and advance the quality of care in our communities of Hutchinson and Dassel.

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We’re excited these specialties and resources are available to you, right here close to home.

Offering you new and expanded specialty services is how we continue to live out our mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients, and community.

We look forward to serving all your healthcare needs.

Make your appointment today

 

 

Inpatient Unit Expansion Progress – Aerial View

Expansion Construction Progress

The new Inpatient Unit expansion at Hutchinson Health is in progress. Groundbreaking was completed in spring 2019 and construction crews are making steady progress on the 17,600 square foot addition. More details about the Inpatient Unit expansion are available in the project news release.

October 2019 Progress Video

Each day the construction area looks different as excavation work is completed and building materials get put into place. Check out the expansion progress as of October 17, 2019, in the aerial view video below.

Hutchinson Health is extremely excited about what this new area will offer for our patients and the community. Stay tuned for future updates.

Patient and Family Advisory Committee Report

The Patient and Family Advisory Committee at Hutchinson Health has served as invaluable resource in a volunteer capacity since 2016.

PFAC members provide feedback and ideas from a patient and family perspective that helps shape the future of our organization. Each year we provide a snapshot of the work done as part of our mission to enhance transparency, and compile a report which is now complete.

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Read our PFAC Report and Learn How to Get Involved

Visit the Patient Family Engagement page for more information and download the 2018 PFAC report.

Patient Family Engagement at Hutchinson Health

Pulmonary Function Testing Now Performed at Hutchinson Health

Pulmonary Function Testing is now being performed at Hutchinson Health, thanks to our partnership with HealthPartners, at our Pulmonary Function Lab (PFL).

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Pulmonary Function Tests are noninvasive and can show exactly how well the lungs are actually working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. They also measure the endurance of the lung when working at capacity, so it is important to note it can be challenging.

A couple of the tests performed at the PFL:

  • Spirometry which measures air flow in different parts of the lungs
  • Plethysmography which measures volume

Adult testing at our Pulmonary Function Lab can evaluate lung disease, determine the effectiveness of new or current treatment, and measure how severely lungs are damaged. The information gained from Pulmonary Function Testing can help your healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders.

Physicians need to refer patients to have a Pulmonary Function Test at our lab at Hutchinson Health. If you are having any of the following symptoms, discuss with your provider if a Pulmonary Function Test is needed:

  • Allergies
  • Respiratory infections
  • Trouble breathing from injury to the chest or a recent surgery
  • Chronic lung conditions, such as asthma, bronchiectasis, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis
  • Asbestosis, a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers
  • Restrictive airway problems from scoliosis, tumors, or inflammation or scarring of the lungs

Call 320-484-4650 to schedule an appointment once your provider has approved the test to be completed.

New Inpatient Wing Expansion for Hutchinson Health

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Rosann Maher, Hutchinson Health Marketing/Public Relations
320-484-4578
FOR RELEASE January 28, 2019

New Inpatient Wing Expansion for Hutchinson Health

After several years of planning, Hutchinson Health is pleased to announce a NEW Inpatient wing is about to become a reality. The City of Hutchinson gave final approval for our project at their January meeting.

Artist's Render of New Surgical Wing at Hutchinson Health

The new wing will be a 17,600 square foot addition with 18 patient rooms (and ability to build out 4 more if demand requires). The rooms will be roughly twice the size of our current rooms with plenty of space for patient, family/visitors and staff. Space for nursing and other support staff will be designed to support optimal efficiency and enhanced patient experience. The $21 million investment for this new wing will remarkably change the exterior landscape of our current facility, as well as impact the environment for our patient care.

Ground breaking is expected spring of 2019, with occupancy by late June, 2020.

The new area/unit is referred to as Medical-Surgical (Med-Surg), which is primarily for patients that are admitted for post-surgical recovery, acutely ill, or require general treatment for a variety of medical concerns. The staff who usually administer care in this area are physicians, registered nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, care management team, lab, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapy, and imaging. Hutchinson Health is extremely excited for what this new area will offer for our patients and the community.

Dr. Stuckey shares the importance of Colon Cancer Screening

free event on Dec 20th at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson

Ever wonder if colon cancer screening is really necessary?

Join us for a free event on Thursday, December 20th at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson to hear Hutchinson Health’s Dr. Mark Stuckey share the reasons why everyone should be screened for colon cancer. 

Giving the Gift of Sight

Have you considered the power you have to give the gift of sight through an eye donation?

November is Eye Donation Month, and Hutchinson Health wants to help restore sight for patients by encouraging people to learn more about becoming a donor.

Build hope, restore sight & change lives. Register as an eye donor.

“More than 100,000 Americans are in need of eye, tissue, and organ donations,” and the Lions Gift of Sight  is helping make the donor commitment process easy to understand and complete.

Please consider becoming a donor, put it in writing and make it legal, and then let your family and friends know your decision.