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Drive Up COVID-19

Feeling symptoms of COVID-19? If you have any of the following fever, cough,headache, sore throat, chills, or new loss of smell or taste you can be tested. Hutchinson Health has a 2 to 3 day turnaround time for all COVID testing results for ALL drive thru patients. Let us care for you! Call 320-240-3290 or go to www.healthpartners.com to schedule on-line. An appointment is required. ... Continue Reading

Urologist Dr. Nathan Hoffman

Is a urological problem making your life uncomfortable, difficult, or frustrating? Many urological conditions can be painful, embarrassing, or even could be signs of something much more serious. There are many reasons patients should see a Urologist. Below is a list of common reasons for seeking out this care. *Blood in your urine *Enlarged prostate urinating too often - day or night *Kidney stones *Cancer of the prostate, kidney or bladder *Poor bladder control *Painful urination *Male sexual problems *Chronic Urinary Tract Infections Hutchinson Health's Urologist, Dr. Nathan Hoffman is available to take appointments in-person and through video visits. If you are interested in seeing him in any format, please call us at 320-484-4720 and we will match you with the best type of appointment for your needs. If distance is a ... Continue Reading

May is Stroke Awareness Month

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COVID Guide from MN Deptartment of Health

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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

Telehealth is Here

This is what Telehealth looks like. Our physicians and clinicians are now able to offer this as an option during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Mental Health providers were the first to pilot these appointments and now we have expanded them to all our clinics. We are still doing face to face appointments when needed, but the video option for some patients is allowing us to continue providing care for our community. Some of the patient comments after having a video appointment: “I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to meet with you, I’m so happy to have this as an option!” “This is such a relief to be able to continue to talk!” “ACCOMPLISHED!” “This is awesome!” “I am so happy you are doing this.” Call our clinics and see what would be the best option for you. ... Continue Reading

Link to the Live Radio Today with Dr.’s Pollmann and Schrupp

Do you have questions about COVID 19? Hutchinson Health physicians' Dr. Leah Schrupp and Dr. Brian Pollmann will be sharing information about how we are preparing at our hospital and clinics, on our local radio station 1260 AM KDUZ. Listen in live tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th at 3:35 pm. They will be answering some questions submitted by listeners during the chat. Tune in and hear advice and the latest guidelines. Miss the interview use this link to hear it again: http://kduz.com/2020/03/26/hutchinson-health-coronavirus/   ... 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

March is National Nutrition Month

I’m passionate about nutrition and am excited to announce that March is National Nutrition Month! This celebration initiated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits.  This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite.  Good nutrition shouldn’t be restrictive or overwhelming. Small goals and changes can have a cumulative effect, and every little bit (or bite!) of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Here’s a few simple steps for a healthful lifestyle: Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day. -  include healthful foods from all food groups -   hydrate healthfully -    learn how to read a nutrition fact label -    practice portion control -   take time to enjoy your food Plan your meals each week. -   use a grocery ... Continue Reading

March is National Social Work Month

Social Work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, with the number of people employed in social work to grow by 11% over the next decade. Each day, nearly 800,000 social workers nationwide work to elevate and empower the people they serve, giving the ability to solve life’s problems, cope with personal roadblocks, and obtain needed services. The social workers at Hutchinson Health provide services to our inpatients, outpatients, families, community members, and work closely with outside customers and providers.  You will find social workers serving Hutchinson Health in: - Outpatient Mental Health -  Inpatient Mental Health -   Med/Surg -  ICU -   ED -  Clinic -  Urgent Care -  Birthcare -  Oncology -  As well as Cardiac Rehab, Same Day Surgery, and Outpatient Rehab as ... Continue Reading