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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

Nurse in hospital room

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:  ... Continue Reading

Spirit of Advocacy Award to Dr. Steven Mulder

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Steven Mulder on his award that was presented last Friday night at the Minneapolis Hospital Association (MHA) annual awards banquet. Dr. Mulder received the Spirit of Advocacy Award for his longstanding service to MHA, including testifying on behalf of health care legislation at the Capitol, continued participation in the MHA Quality and Patient Safety and Patient Safety Registry Advisory committees, and representation of MHA in the Minnesota Department of Health Nurse Staffing Study Work Group. Thank you to Dr. Mulder for his continued passion to advance health care for Hutchinson Health and the State of Minnesota.   ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Diabetes Education ADA Recognized

HUTCHINSON DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM MERITS ADA RECOGNITION Hutchinson, MN, February 2, 2018 – The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was awarded to the Hutchinson Health Diabetes Education Program on February 1st, 2018. The program has been certified but must undergo continual processes to maintain its status.  ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These Standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes ... Continue Reading

Meet Our Providers of the Month

Dr. Moses and Dr. Knudtson

Our General Surgeons, Dr. Christina Moses and Dr. Josh Knudtson are our featured Providers of the Month. Both providers practice a broad spectrum general and same-day surgical procedures; often utilizing minimally invasive techniques to maximize patient comfort and minimize recovery time.   Dr. Christina Moses Dr. Moses practices broad spectrum general surgery including endoscopy, laparoscopy, soft tissue, endocrine and open procedures.Watch her video and  Learn more about Dr. Moses and the list of surgeries she performs.   Dr. Josh Knudtson Dr. Knudtson specializes in minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions like vein disease, hernias, gallstones, and GERD/reflux disease. Watch his video and learn more about Dr. Knudtson.   ... Continue Reading

Dr. Christina Moses Receives FACS

Dr. Christina Moses, our general surgeon, has received the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons distinction. It is a designation for surgeons to continue to learn, improve medicine and surgery for patients and complete it in an ethical manner. Applicants for fellowship are evaluated for professional conduct, established reputation, and ethical standing. Congratulations to Christina Moses, MD, FACS. ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health has received a patient safety award from the MHA

Hutchinson Health has received a patient safety award from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). This award recognizes our work in the HEN (Health Engagement Network) 2.0 collaborative. Efforts underway through this initiative include reducing adverse drug events, preventing patient falls, and preventing pressure ulcers. One of the primary components of "Advancing Health with our Community" is providing safe care. This award recognizes the ongoing focus on patient safety and the hard work of our entire organization. ... Continue Reading

MNBTE Awards Hutchinson Health Clinic

Minnesota Health Action Group

Hutchinson Health Clinic receives a 2016 performance reward for delivering exceptional quality outcomes for patient's with vascular disease from Minnesota Bridges to Excellence. The clinic reported data that supports excellence in patient outcomes and care in regard to vascular disease. Congratulations to all the providers and staff that directly impacted this distinction. ... Continue Reading

Dr. Steven Mulder Receives Award

2016 AHA Grassroots Champion - Dr Steve Mulder Hutchinson Health

Dr. Steve Mulder, Hutchinson Health's president and CEO, was recognized by the American Hospital Association as the 2016 Minnesota recipient of the Grassroots Champion Award. The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital's vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital and who are tireless advocates for hospitals and their patients. Only one person in each state is recognized for this award each year. Well deserved Dr. Mulder. Congratulations. ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

Hutchinson Health has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Also required are procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs. Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography scans, and appropriate follow-up care, significantly reduces lung cancer deaths. In December 2013, the United ... Continue Reading