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Patient Testimony for our new online account

Have you heard we have a new online medical record account? It can save you time making appointments and scheduling care. Go to our website to create a new account. A patient recently shared this: "I received a letter instructing me on how to create a new online medical record account with Hutchinson Health. I followed the directions and still had trouble setting it up. I called the web support number and they were fabulous at helping me through the steps. In less than five minutes I was able to get it created and start using it. Love the new features and ease of using this new record."~ Jeannette ... Continue Reading

New Electronic Medical Record System

It's Here! Hutchinson Health has upgraded our electronic medical record system to make it easier for you to schedule and receive care. It further connects us to HealthPartners and Park Nicollet should you need additional services.  If you want to create a new online account click the blue "Sign in" button to get started. For your appointments, please bring: Please be patient as our staff learns the new, enhanced system. We appreciate your patience and understanding. ... Continue Reading

Why Vaccinate? It’s important #2

"As a mom, I would do anything to keep my kids safe and healthy. As a doctor, I understand the importance of disease prevention. That’s why it was easy for me to choose to vaccinate my children – vaccines are a safe and effective way to keep us healthy."~ Nikki VandenBerg, family physician   ... Continue Reading

Why Vaccinate? It’s Important #1

“I trained in pediatrics in the mid 1980’s. I spent many days and nights caring for children critically ill with Hib (Hemophilus influenzae type b) disease. Some did not make it, and survivors often had major permanent disabilities. The first Hib vaccine came out in 1986 and it was excitedly welcomed. The last case of Hib meningitis I saw in the US was an unimmunized child in 1994. I hope I never see Hib again—but a resurgence is likely if our vaccination rates continue to fall.”~ Dr. Leah Willson, pediatrician ... Continue Reading

International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. The theme this year is "Vaccines are Everybody's Business". With the rise in measles cases it is important to remember that the spread of infection is everybody's business. Know the basics of infection prevention...wash your hands. Clean hands stop the spread of infection. Do your part.... hand hygiene is key. Vaccines also play a crucial role in eliminating diseases. Awareness of what you can do to prevent the spreading of illnesses is everyone's responsibility. ... Continue Reading

Early Detection is the Best Way to Fight Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to equip people with the information and resources they need to spread awareness within their own family and circle of friends. It’s a time dedicated toward helping people understand how prominent breast cancer is and what can be done to help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. What can we, as a community, do to fight breast cancer and bring more awareness to the cause? In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Our goal at Hutchinson Health is to encourage self-exams, screenings, and mammograms to aid in early detection. Together, we can make progress and lead a strong fight against this disease. Early detection ... Continue Reading

Reader’s Choice Award

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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