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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

Apraxia Awareness

Wearing blue to raise awareness for Apaxia .             ... Continue Reading

May 1 Arial Video of Inpatient Unit Project

Excited to share the video of our Inpatient Unit Construction Project one month in to the project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN4lrFTSn2I   ... Continue Reading

May is Celiac Awareness Month

I’m Peg Christenson, Registered Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, at Hutchinson Health, with Wellness Wisdom. May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac Disease is a complex autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine after the ingestion of gluten containing grains. When people with Celiac Disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. These attacks lead to damage of the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, that promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body. Celiac disease is hereditary. People with a first-degree relative with Celiac Disease have a 1 in 10 risk of developing Celiac Disease. (celiac.org) Common Foods That Contain Gluten ... Continue Reading

Kindness Celebration Day

Content contributed by Bo Young, community volunteer for Connect Wholeheartedly. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop Kindness is not something that demands hard work. It originates from the simple act of doing no harm to others. It involves judging less, as kindness is rooted in empathy and acceptance. The Oxford Dictionary defines kindness as the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. The Hutchinson Connect Wholeheartedly Committee has discussed the impact of kindness in our community and beyond. As we took some time to reflect on all the random and intentional acts of kindness that have taken place over the past year, we realized that the list appears to have no end. It is easy to get caught up in all of the negativity and despair that surrounds us on a daily basis, ... Continue Reading

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