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Big and Loud Program at Peace Lutheran Church

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Pink is the Winner


Keeping our employees healthy to best serve our community! We just completed a 3 month wellness challenge in which 233 employees actively participated. Putting all staff and physicians onto teams, by color,  added a little friendly competition to this challenge. We had a blast trying new fruits & veggies, stretching more, journaling our gratitude, and much more! ... [Read More...]

ABC Strength Program for Breast Cancer Patients

Strength After Breast Cancer (ABC) program can reduce the risk of developing or worsening breast cancer-related lymphedema. If you are interested in our program please call Sue Ellenson or Annie Kosel at 320-484-4400. Next program starts July 20th.   ... [Read More...]

Relay For Life Bake Sale at Clinic

Hutchinson Health Clinic's Relay for Life team is holding a bake sale Monday, June 26th from 8:30 to 4:30.  Located in the clinic entrance please stop by and purchase some baked goodies. ... [Read More...]

Certified Nursing Assistants Week

Happy Nursing Assistants Week Our nursing assistants measure patients’ vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration. Assist patients with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, brushing teeth, and using the restroom. Collect urine or stool samples required for certain tests by physicians and laboratory technicians. Re position and transfer patients from their beds to wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobile medical equipment for transportation. Execute housekeeping tasks, including making patients’ beds, changing bed pans, replacing linens, and collecting laundry. Record patients’ health concerns and maintain reports of provided information for nurses to review. Educate patients on range-of-motion exercises and stretches to relieve pain or improve functioning with certain chronic ... [Read More...]

Dr. Avery using New Stent

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Dr. William Avery Hutchinson Health's Ear, Nose and Throat physician is one of the first in the country to use a new dissolving sinus stent in patients who undergo sinus surgery. Sinus surgery is often used to alleviate symptoms related to chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is persistent inflammation of the sinuses and is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Symptoms can feel like a never-ending cold and can include congestion, decreased sense of smell, facial pain or pressure, and persistent post-nasal drip. The new product, Intersect ENT’s PROPEL® Contour sinus stent, was recently approved by the FDA and is placed after surgery to help keep the sinuses open. If you have sinus issues and want to see if you are candidate for this stent make an appointment with Dr. Avery by calling 320-234-3290. ... [Read More...]

Summer Therapy

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Are you worried your kids therapy skillswill regress over the summer months? Many kids who get therapy throughout the school year do not qualify for services during the summer months. Many of these kids will regress or not continue to grow their skills, during these upcoming months and could be even farther behind come fall. Hutchinson Health Pediatric Rehab Team can provide therapy over the summer, in a fun-filled play environment. If you are interested, you may need a referral from your physician for this service. We can help facilitate that if they call 320-484-4417 and ask to speak to a therapist about summer therapy. ... [Read More...]

May is Stroke Awareness Month


Stroke is Minnesota’s 5th leading cause of death. Becoming an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital has prepared our hospital to provide the best possible stroke care for our community. Strokes occur when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and vital nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures. When this occurs, part of the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, destroying millions of valuable nerve cells within minutes. Act FAST at the first sign of stroke. FAST stands for: Facial weakness, arm weakness, speech difficulties and T is for Time is brain — call 911. Other stroke symptoms also may include: • Sudden severe headache without known cause • Sudden weakness or numbness, sometimes on one side of the body • Sudden dizziness, difficulty walking, or loss of balance/coordination • Sudden confusion and trouble ... [Read More...]

Celebrating Our Employees Dedication

At a luncheon at the Crow River Golf Club, Hutchinson Health celebrated employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service.  Thank you to our employees that have served Hutchinson Health throughout the years. 5 Years of Service           10 Years of Service           15 Years of Service           20 Years of Service           25 Years of Service           30 Years of Service           35 Years of Service           40 Years of Service ... [Read More...]

Autism is Growing

With 1 in 68 children now estimated to have autism spectrum disorder, community support is critical. During May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month, one of Hutchinson Health’s Speech-Language Pathologist Jackie Dietz  asks residents to use this as an opportunity to consider how they communicate and interact with people with autism.   Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social communication and social interaction and the presence of restricted, repetitive behaviors. Speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat children with autism. They help in areas including communication skills and social skills.   “Everyone can play a role in fostering an inclusive atmosphere for children and adults with autism, whether at school, in workplaces, in local businesses, and throughout our ... [Read More...]