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Hutchinson Health Recognized for FluSafe

We don’t want flu to spread to our patients. We had 95% of our staff get their flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 season and we were named a FluSafe facility by the Minnesota Department of Health!  It is a reflection of our commitment to patient safety.   By getting their flu vaccination, our staff are committing to protecting patients and each other,  by not spreading the flu to others. ... Continue Reading

Mark Martens, CRNA Awarded 2019 Clinical Preceptor of the Year

Hutchinson Health’s Mark Martens, CRNA was awarded the 2019 Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Program. “This a great honor and speaks to the valuable, high quality clinicians we have at Hutchinson Health”, Brandon Thiemann, APRN, CRNA, DNP, Anesthesia Medical Director, at Hutchinson Health.  The nomination came from students that have trained with Mark throughout the last year. Preceptors are identified as experienced clinicians who teach and supervise trainees, and act as a role model for students.  Preceptors provide training during anesthesia administration in a variety of settings, both in and out of the operating room.  Congratulations to Mark for his dedication to training future nurse anesthetists. ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Recognized by Minnesota Hospital Association for Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety

Hutchinson Health has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in quality and patient safety. ·         MHA is one of 16 Health Improvement Innovation Networks in the country. ·         The networks are created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ·         The overall goal is to reduce patient harm and 30 day hospital readmissions. Hutchinson Health received this award based on: ·         Consistent participation, engagement and leadership in quality and patient safety improvement initiatives in collaboration with the  MHA HIIN. ·         Active reporting on more than 75% of the available safety process measures. ·         Achievement of the goals on more than 70% of the outcome measures ·         Implementation of a patient and family engagement ... Continue Reading

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

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

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

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