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Homemade Cough Syrup

Dr. Leah Willson

Looking for a homemade, natural cough syrup? Dr. Leah Willson, pediatrician, shares a couple recipes for adults and children. Not intended for babies under 12 months. Effective Natural Homemade Cough Syrup recipe for children 1 year and older. #1 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice One level teaspoon ginger powder 2 Tablespoons honey 1/8 teaspoon salt (dash) 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (dash) Blend in a blender or food processor until smooth, no lumps of powder. Store in refrigerator. Can give 1 to 2 teaspoons every 2 hours as needed for cough. #2 1/4 cup pineapple juice and 1/4 cup honey or 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup honey Blend well. Store in refrigerator. Can be given as needed for cough. NOT for children under 12 months. ... Continue Reading

New Urgent Care Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Urgent Care open 7 days a week

You're listening to the message to stay home when possible, and we greatly appreciate it. This is allowing us to temporarily adjust our Urgent Care hours while we make preparations to respond to the healthcare needs of our community. We have temporarily changed our Urgent Care hours to every day 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Rest assured our ER remains open 24-7 to provide care. ... 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:   ... Continue Reading

3M Donates 1000 Masks

Thank you to 3M for helping keep Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners staff safe, 3M donated 1000 new N95 and R95.that will be used across all our sites. Masks are one of the essential pieces of our personal protective equipment for our staff. Thank you 3M for helping keep us safe and adding to our supply. ... 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

HealthPartners and Hutchinson Health issue temporary restrictive guidelines for hospital and clinic visitors

HUTCHINSON, Minn. – HealthPartners today issued additional guidelines restricting visitors to its hospitals and clinics. Hospitals Effective Wednesday, March 18, visitors will not be allowed in hospitals across the HealthPartners care system, with limited exceptions. No visitors are allowed in hospitals, with the following exceptions: Newborn, special care nursery and pediatric patients: Parents and/or legal guardians Birth center patients: One support person Compassionate care patients (end of life): Hospital discretion used for exceptions Outpatient and clinic departments on a hospital campus (e.g., cardiology, oncology) will follow clinic visitor guidelines (see below) Children will not be able to visit for their safety. “We’re working hard to prevent the spread of the virus, and limiting contact with ... Continue Reading

COVID 19 Update

Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners announces changes to help reduce COVID-19 transmission: Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners today announced that it is taking additional steps related to identification, treatment and safety of patients, care teams and the community that will help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Elective surgeries. Postponing all elective surgeries, procedures and non-essential radiology services through April 3, with no surgeries being scheduled until after April 27. Dental appointments. Suspending non-emergent dental appointments that were scheduled between March 17 and March 29. For emergency procedures, dentists will evaluate a patient’s needs by phone and determine if the patient should be referred to a clinic for emergency care. Office visits. Changing some routine office visits to phone ... Continue Reading

Hospital Entrance Hour Changes

Our patients, visitors, and staff's safety is our primary concern. Please note the following changes for the entrances to our facility. Effective immediately: Hospital front entrance will be accessible Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Please use our Emergency Department when this is locked. Hutchinson Clinic entrance will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00-7:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 8:00am-7:00pm. Please use our Emergency Department Entrance when this entry is closed. ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19

Hutchinson Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by Honoring the 19 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: Janet Filzen, CNOR: Certified Operating Room Nurse Maureen Lowden, RNC: Inpatient Obstetrical Nurse Nicole Kuttner, IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Janelle Walter, IBCLS: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lee Krenik, IBCLS: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lindsey Vacek, IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Teresa Smith, ACNS-BS: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Holly Oestreich, CDE: ... 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