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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

We are Here for You

A Team of 26,00 Supporting You The partnership between Hutchinson Health, HealthPartners and Park Nicollet gives you access to more of the best care. And it's all right here in Hutchinson In addition to our own local experts, even more specialists travel here from the Twin Cities. Local appointments are available with doctors from Park Nicollet and Methodist Hospital. We Come to You, Not the Other Way Around With 26,000 team members across our region, we'll find the perfect care team for you and your family. Learn more or schedule an appointment today. Call (320) 234-3290.   ... 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

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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New President for Hutchinson Health

We are pleased to announce that James (Jim) Lyons will be the new President of Hutchinson Health, effective Friday, April 12. Jim brings extensive experience in hospital and care group leadership to our team, making him uniquely qualified for this role. He has served in multiple roles with Hutchinson Health dating back to 1996, most recently as our Chief of Clinic Operations. In these roles, he has been instrumental in our work to integrate our hospital and medical group, develop a culture of quality improvement and build strong partnerships with our community. As a leader, Jim has shown a commitment to improving the health and quality of life for the people of Hutchinson and the surrounding communities. He is a past board member for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and continues to serve as a member of their audit and ... Continue Reading

Celebrating our Board Certified Nurses

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Hutchinson Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by Honoring the 18 Board Certified Nurses on its Staff Hutchinson Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, on March 19, by honoring its board-certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care: Maureen Lowden, RNC:  Inpatient Obstetrical Nurse Nicole Kuttner, IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Janelle Walter, IBCLC:  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lee Krenik, IBCLC:  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lindsey Vacek, IBCLC:  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Teresa Smith, ACNS-BC:  Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Holly Oestreich, CDE:  Certified Diabetes Educator Carol Lorenz, ... Continue Reading

We are Here for You

A Partnership that Gives You More More specialty care, more doctors, more access. Schedule an appointment today. Call (320) 234-3290.   ... Continue Reading

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, over 2,200 Minnesotans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  And sadly, more than 700 die from it. Colon cancer is in fact the number 2 cancer killer in the United States as a whole — even though it’s 90 percent curable if caught early. That’s why getting screened for this cancer is so important. The American Cancer Society says regular screenings should start at age 45 for African Americans and Native Americans, who are at higher risk for the disease. And screening should start at age 50 for all other races and ethnicities, since risk increases with age across the board. In Minnesota, though, only 71 percent of the adults who have reached these ages are getting timely screenings.  And screening rates among populations of color are even lower at only 56.2 percent. We are going blue at our entrance of our Cancer Center ... Continue Reading

Thank you Dr. Sara Shorter

Thank you for your years of dedication and commitment to your patients, Dr. Sara Shorter. We wish you well in your new position as Hospice Medical Director. Good Luck.   ... Continue Reading