Our Clinics will be closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. Urgent Care will be open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day.

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Thank you for the Treats HAWT

So appreciate the local Hutchinson Women Area of Today (HAWT) for delivering treats and snacks for our front line staff. Pictured are just a couple of the items they delivered. It brightened the evening! ... Continue Reading

COVID FAQ #2

COVID -19 FAQ #2 What do I do if I want to get tested? Testing will be by appointment only and collected through the drive up process. Appointments are required to ensure we have everything we need before you arrive. This will provide a safe, efficient process for you and our team. Our scheduling team is available M-F from 8am-4:30pm starting Monday May 4th to help you make your appointment for testing. You will be asked a few short screening questions when you call to schedule. Your answers are very important to help us make the process go smoothly, so please be patient with our team as they go through these questions. If you arrive at the testing site without an appointment, the team will not be prepared to collect your sample. You will be asked to exit the drive up line and to call our scheduling line. A minimum of two hours is ... Continue Reading

Drive up COVID testing FAQ #1

As we finalize our drive up COVID-19 testing which starts Monday, May 4th, we will share some common FAQ's to keep you informed. Here is FAQ #1. What kind of testing are you doing and who can be tested? Hutchinson Health will be collecting a nasopharyngeal swab (a deep nasal swab) for PCR testing. This will test for CURRENT infection. Blood tests, also known as antibody testing, are what show a history of infection. The blood test is NOT available at this time. Any patient who CURRENTLY has symptoms consistent with COVID19 (Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or new loss of taste or smell) can be tested. Check our website for the latest details on our drive up testing as they are posted. ... Continue Reading

Drive up COVID-19 Testing Starts May 4th

Hutchinson Health is hard at work expanding COVID -19 testing at our facility starting Monday, May 4th. We are working through the details for an expanded drive up collection option to make it safe and easy. Testing will only be available for patients with symptoms and after a screening process has been completed. The COVID- 19 test is a nasal swab collected right in your vehicle. Please check our website for further instructions as details are released. ... Continue Reading

Take Care of your Feet

As we wrap up National Foot Health Month it is important to remember to maintain any health concerns for your feet. Get your feet ready for summer. “I consider myself the first step to quality foot care. I enjoy working with all patients, including geriatric care and sports related injuries — from routine, preventative care to bunions. The foot is my specialty and my focus.”~ Dr. David Maher   Dr. David Maher specializes in general podiatric care from treating simple ingrown toe nails to more complex surgical procedures. Other treatment areas include heel pain, hammer toes, corns, warts, diabetic shoes, and injuries.   Call 320-234-3290 to schedule an appointment.   ... Continue Reading

Continuing our INR Testing

With our current visitor restrictions in place we are trying to keep healthy patients from needing to be in our facility. Thanks to our Lab Department for being creative on how to continue delivering our patients an option for their INR testing. Starting Monday we will be doing car side testing in our ambulance garage or parking lot near the helipad. We will be calling and scheduling appointments. Follow the signs on where to park. ... Continue Reading

COVID 19 Update

Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners announces changes to help reduce COVID-19 transmission: Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners today announced that it is taking additional steps related to identification, treatment and safety of patients, care teams and the community that will help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Elective surgeries. Postponing all elective surgeries, procedures and non-essential radiology services through April 3, with no surgeries being scheduled until after April 27. Dental appointments. Suspending non-emergent dental appointments that were scheduled between March 17 and March 29. For emergency procedures, dentists will evaluate a patient’s needs by phone and determine if the patient should be referred to a clinic for emergency care. Office visits. Changing some routine office visits to phone ... Continue Reading

First Baby of 2020 Noelle

Early every January, the first births help welcome the new year. But when Noelle Marie Evenson was born the evening of Jan. 1, she helped usher in a little extra. The daughter of Alissa Snook and Joel Evenson of Hector was the first baby of the 2020 decade born in Hutchinson. The young girl born at 9:48 p.m. weighed in at 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches tall. "She's healthy. She's so good," Alissa said as she held her daughter this past Friday morning in a quiet suite of Hutchinson Health's BirthCare Center. Noelle's name was picked from a list compiled to reflect the winter season. "It was the prettiest one to me," Alissa said. "And it was one we could agree on." Noelle's birth was not without its challenges. "She had a rough pregnancy," Joel said. "I was very sick," Alissa said. "And as far as delivery it went ... Continue Reading

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: Clean your hands when you arrive ... Continue Reading

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. https://www.hantge.com/obituaries/dr-brian-r-bonte/ 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. ... Continue Reading