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Dr. Mulder receives the Good Catch Award

Dr. Steven Mulder is officially retired as of last Friday. During his last week at Hutchinson Health he received the Good Catch Award, from the Minnesota Hospital Association. It was a well deserved recognition for him as he moves to his next chapter of life. Dr. Mulder spent many years working towards the betterment of health care for the entire state. As he now shifts to being an adjunct professor with the University of Minnesota, he will continue to influence medical students as they train. Good Luck Dr. Mulder in your new endeavors. ... Continue Reading

Diane Muckenhirn to speak at Senior Center

Diane Muckenhirn, MSN, CNP will be speaking at the Senior Center Wednesday, April 24th at 10:30am. She will be speaking about skin cancer, some of the signs and symptoms with time for questions. Get the information so you are prepared for summer sun! ... Continue Reading

Light It Up Blue

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2019 Our Pediatric staff all wore blue to celebrate. We celebrate World Autism Awareness Day each year on April 2. This internationally recognized day was designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about those diagnosed with autism around the globe. Also called “Light It Up Blue.”     ... Continue Reading

April Wellness Wisdom

This is Peg Christenson, Registered Nutrition & Dietetic Technician, from Hutchinson Health with Wellness Wisdom. April is National Pecan Month so be sure to try a handful of these delicious tree nuts! Did you know that pecans are the only tree nut that grows naturally in North America? The name “pecan” is a Native American word of Algonquin origin that was used to describe “all nuts requiring a stone to crack.” It is said that Native Americans first cultivated the pecan tree. (https://tinyurl.com/yxavcfb2) I remember visiting a pecan farm when I lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Pecan harvesting is fascinating! Machines called shakers hold and shake the trees causing the nuts to fall on the ground. Next a sweeping machine picks up the pecans; ejecting debris out the back of the machine. Pecans are more popular than ever being used ... Continue Reading

Snow Ground Breaking

Snow ground breaking? You bet! Today we celebrated the start of our huge construction project. A month ago we planned for snow drifts. Sure enough thanks to warm temps and lots of melting we had to actually bring snow in. This will be a 14 month project that will build a wing of 18 brand new inpatient rooms. Pictured are left to right: 1st row Jim Lyons, Chief Clinic Operations Officer Mary Hodson, Hutchinson Chamber Dr. Brian Pollmann, Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Maher, podiatrist, Hutchinson Health Chairman of the Board Andrea Walsh, president & CEO HealthPartners Dr. Steve Mulder, president & CEO Hutchinson Health Susan Karnitz, Chief Nursing Officer Jen Myster, president Methodist Hospital 2nd row Glen Kegley, Chief Operations Officer Duane Spiegle, VP of Real estate and Support Services ... Continue Reading

Celebrating National Doctor’s Day Saturday, March 30th

Celebrating all our physicians that provide outstanding care, to all our patients, March 30th, which is National Doctor's Day. We recognize you today but thank you every day for the expert care you provide. ... Continue Reading

Dr. Mulder’s grandchildren and cabin await

Full article at Crow River Media website.   Dr. Steven Mulder’s office doesn’t appear big enough to contain his responsibilities as the 10-year president and CEO of Hutchinson Health. The title itself can intimidate, an initial feeling washed away by Mulder’s grin. He smiles often. He takes time to think before speaking. While being CEO of anything sounds life-encompassing, Mulder, who is 67, has plenty going on outside of the hospital. He loves New Yorker comics, for example. And when he retires next month, he’ll visit his 11 grandchildren, travel around and teach part time as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. “We just became the proud owners of a Detroit Lakes cabin last summer,” Mulder said. “We plan to spend more time there.” It started with his 1995 job at Hutchinson Medical Center’s Winsted ... Continue Reading

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, over 2,200 Minnesotans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  And sadly, more than 700 die from it.  Colon cancer is in fact the no. 2 cancer killer in the United States as a whole – even though it’s 90 percent curable if caught early. That’s why getting screened for this cancer is so important. The American Cancer Society says regular screenings should start at age 45 for African Americans and Native Americans, who are at higher risk for the disease. And screening should start at age 50 for all other races and ethnicities, since risk increases with age across the board. In Minnesota, though, only 71 percent of the adults who have reached these ages are getting timely screenings.  And screening rates among populations of color are even lower at only 56.2 ... Continue Reading