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Spring allergies are Here

"This time of year brings with it seasonal allergies. First the trees pollenate and in May, the grass pollen comes out in full force. Symptoms of seasonal allergies include nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery, red eyes. For those with asthma, the allergy season can bring increased asthma symptoms as well. There are great medicines, some over the counter like antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays, and some prescriptions, that can help control these symptoms. Allergy shots can be helpful to improve symptom control and decrease the need for medications." - Dr. Andrew Nickels, allergist at Hutchinson Health. Call (320) 484-4720 to schedule an appointment with him if you are experiencing symptoms.   ... Continue Reading

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 is 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 and is 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

Ground Breaking Video 4/1/19

Watch our snow ground breaking video of our new Inpatient Unit below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnDVSN0A3ac   ... 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 below 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 ... Continue Reading

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month Get yours ready for spring and summer. Take the first step in caring for your feet by seeing Dr. David Maher, Hutchinson Health's podiatrist, who 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 * sports injuries. Dr. Maher has a new digital scanner that he uses for customizing orthotic inserts. This scanner provides a more precise method when orthotics are custom fabricated. Dr. Maher treats patients of all ages. Do your feet hurt? Make an appointment today, 320-234-3290.   ... 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