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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. 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. ... 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

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

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

Diabetes Alert Day is Today

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 26, 2019! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you – or someone you love – is at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking this quick and simple Diabetes Risk Test. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-test   ... Continue Reading

Going Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness

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Dr. Stuckey shares the importance of Colon Cancer Screening

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.  ... Continue Reading

Employee Health Fair Tuesday and Wednesday

Employee Health Fair Oct 30th and Oct  31st.  Great opportunity for our employees to check out some healthy recipes, health topics, new services coming to our hospital, winter safety tips, and more. Today until 5pm and tomorrow 7am until noon. ... Continue Reading

Cardiac Rehab Class

Cardiac rehab wall art saying healing hearts and touching lives

Have you or someone you love recently experienced a cardiac event? Hutchinson Health wants to help patients live a healthy, active life after a cardiac event. Our Cardiac Rehab services are designed to assist and equip those in our community who are diagnosed with heart disease with the information, support and physical training they need to prevent future cardiac events. In order to be eligible and participate in Cardiac Rehab, a physician’s order is required. Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized, monitored exercise and education program designed to return an individual to as active a lifestyle as possible after a cardiac event. The cardiac rehab experience will provide you with the tools to actively mange your health. This specialized cardiac program offers guidance, support, and education to ... Continue Reading

National Night Out 2018

You're invited.  Get to know your neighbors on Tuesday, Aug 7th, at the neighborhood gathering closest to you. The following list of National Night Out parties was compiled by Heart of Hutch. A few other parties are planned but organizers asked that they not be listed here — invitations have been sent out in those neighborhoods.  Join a party and say hello to someone new!   CLEVELAND AVENUE SOUTHWEST Who’s invited: All neighborhood residents Location: 1120 Keith Street SW. Time: Potluck beginning at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Bonnie Ackland-Fimon at 320-587-6962 Bring: A dish to pass and a chair. Organizers will supply plates, napkins, utensils, water and tables.   GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Who’s invited: Anyone who wishes to attend Location: The church is at 450 Fifth Ave. S.W. Time: 5 p.m. to ... Continue Reading