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Why Vaccinate? It’s Important from Dr. Pam Fisher

"My Grandmother was blind in 1 eye, and almost completely deaf from a very young age. These things were caused by one of the “normal” childhood illnesses in the early 1900”s. I suspect it was mumps or measles. Even though she recovered from the illness, she struggled with her disabilities for her entire life. She always laughed when she couldn’t understand what I was saying by lip reading, and often came up with silly words. But after that illness she never heard simple sounds like birds singing, and she never heard the sound of my voice. I often wonder what her life would have been like if she could have gotten the vaccines that we have today."~Dr. Pam Fisher, pediatrician ... Continue Reading

Ignite Career Day for Area Students

students performing strength test

Last Friday Hutchinson Health had an opportunity to engage with high school students from the area through the Ignite your Career Day in Hutchinson. Promoting health careers to students by providing hands on, interactive experiences showcases how truly rewarding the health care field can be. Shout out to our Occupational Rehabilitation Staff and their great activities for the 1200 high school students. Our Lab Staff was there as well, providing the opportunity for students to do their own blood type testing. The hope is that maybe we peaked an interest in pursuing these fields to area students. ... Continue Reading

International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. The theme this year is "Vaccines are Everybody's Business". With the rise in measles cases it is important to remember that the spread of infection is everybody's business. Know the basics of infection prevention...wash your hands. Clean hands stop the spread of infection. Do your part.... hand hygiene is key. Vaccines also play a crucial role in eliminating diseases. Awareness of what you can do to prevent the spreading of illnesses is everyone's responsibility. ... Continue Reading

Suicide Prevention for World Mental Health Day

Suicide prevention is today's theme for World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping those feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and to create lasting change. Reach out today, and every day. You may make a difference to someone who is silently struggling. Our crisis line is open 24 hours a day 320-484-4585. ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Network Change

Network change for small group of Blue Cross Blue Shield members We recently learned that Blue Cross Blue Shield had notified a small group of members that Hutchinson Health would no longer be considered in-network as part of their health plan. This change impacts a limited number of plans sold by BCBS featuring a narrow network that until now, Hutchinson Health had been a part of. This change does not impact other contracts between Hutchinson Health and BCBS. This change was scheduled to take effect September 1, so we immediately reached out to BCBS. BCBS has since agreed to delay the effective date for this network change to December 31, 2019. This is important because it provides patients more time to consider an alternative plan, and occurs during the normal course of the annual enrollment selection period. If you have any ... Continue Reading

Celebrating our Employees

During National Health Care Week we celebrate our dedicated employees and their years of service to our patients. A big shout out to the 5 year employees all the way through our 45 years of service to Linda Ziemer. Thank you for all you do each and every day!           5 Year Row 1:  Jennifer Rozeboom, Tammie Dehn, Heather Stoffregen, Kate Smith, Tanisha Olson, Jennifer Wieland, Jodi Kieser Row 2:  Susan Bebo, Kim Bah, Kati Klitzke, Melanie Schroeder, Jeremy Mohs, Mallory Hunt, Cheri Wahl, Kim Chastek, Denise Schuft Not pictured: Emily Danielson, Andrea Huseby, Jeri Meyer, Nicole Schmieg, Briana Peterson, Terri Goldschmidt, Emily Walters, Lindsey Vacek, Rita Wendlandt, Cindy Dikmen, Michelle Flatten-Kabwe, Erika Koivukangas, Amanda Majeski, Alesha Radtke, Sarah Murphy, Breanna ... Continue Reading

Cardiac Walk 2019

Cardiac Rehab Annual Walk was a huge success. This group has a lot of heart! Thanks to Janet and Shelley for their commitment to our Cardiac Rehab program and in helping patients get back to enjoying life and activities!             ... Continue Reading

Free Disposal of Needles

Free needle disposal on May 2, 2019 from 12:30PM - 5:30PM. Location: Glencoe Hospital North Parking Lot - Watch for signs 1085 Hennepin Ave N. Glencoe Needles must be in a screw top, hard plastic container. If needles are not brought in proper containers they will not be accepted. All needles, sharps and epi-pens accepted. Volunteers and law enforcement will be present to help guide, process and answer questions but will not help carry, handle or touch your container(s) of needles.   ... Continue Reading