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2017 McLeod County Toy Drive

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This is what a 150 gifts of generosity & kindness from the heart looks like! Hutchinson Health employees can take pride in knowing they impacted many families in our county this Christmas. A very heartfelt thank you to all our employees who participated in this year’s 2017 McLeod County Social Services Toys for Kids Drive!           ... Continue Reading

Open House for Pediatric Therapy


Come check out this brand new area! ... Continue Reading

Wisdom Wellness Tips

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I’m Peg Christenson, Registered Dietetic Technician, at Hutchinson Health bringing a new program to you called Wellness Wisdom. I will share words of wisdom on various topics and am kicking off this new segment with tips for healthy holiday eating. Christmas celebrations are in full swing and you may find it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits and your weight during the holidays. Here are a few tips for your Christmas festivities: Tip #1 Bring a dish that fits into your healthy eating plan. The hostess will appreciate the offer and you have something you can fall back on. Tip#2 Survey all the options on the buffet table before filling your plate. Choose foods you really want and leave the rest. Look for additional tips next week! ... Continue Reading

Should I Go To Urgent Care?


The addition of our Urgent Care at Hutchinson Health has allowed us to provide a care option for those with urgent medical needs not critical enough to be treated in the Emergency Room. Our Care That Fits program helps to determine where the best care is for your needs , when you arrive. However, most patients should receive care through their primary providers in our clinic. It’s important to understand when to make a scheduled appointment with your provider and when your medical needs are better addressed  in Urgent Care. Here are some commonly asked questions about when you should or should not go to Urgent Care. I can’t get in to see my primary physician, so should I just ask to see an Urgent Care provider? No. Urgent Care is for patients experiencing a sudden illness or injury that cannot wait, such as a sprained ankle or ... Continue Reading

Where you go for Care Matters

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Where you go for your care matters. See your primary care physician or a provider if you are sick, have an injury, for regular check ups, or concerns about an ongoing health problem. Urgent Care is designed to provide care when your provider or another provider is unavailable, you are sick or have an injury and need to be seen right away. Establishing a primary care provider is the best option for you and your family's long term care. ... Continue Reading

Pediatric Therapy Open House!

Come and visit our new Pediatric Therapy location! Monday, January 8, 2018 from 4-6 pm All are welcome! Register for Prizes! Hutchinson Health offers comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services. Services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our goal is to help your child achieve their highest function and improve their independence. Address 1011 Hwy 15 S Plaza 15 Hutchinson, MN 55350 View on Map ... Continue Reading

Get Your Flu Vaccine at Hutchinson Health

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The flu vaccine is your best defense against contracting the flu. The flu vaccine can be given in shot and mist form. Hutchinson Health has flu shots and mist will be available soon. It is advisable you and your family be vaccinated for the flu as soon as possible. To get your flu vaccine at Hutchinson Health, simply stop at the front desk. No appointment needed. The seasonal flu, commonly referred to as “the flu” or “influenza”, is a respiratory illness that is contagious and caused by flu viruses. People spread the flu virus from one another, and it typically results in mild to severe illness in the person who contracts the flu virus. In some instances, the flu can lead to serious illness or even death. The flu can be a serious health concern for young children, elderly, and people with chronic health conditions, making them more ... Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Have Your Baby at Hutchinson Health

new mom and dad looking at new born baby

  1. Highly Experienced Care Team   [clear]   2. Personalized Care   [clear]   3. The Reassurance You Need   [clear]   4. Modern, Comfortable Suites       5. Education and Support   [clear] ... Continue Reading

Be Smart About Antibiotics

World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 13-19, 2017. This years theme is to always seek advice from a health care, professional provider before taking antibiotics. That way you won't be taking them unnecessarily and potentially causing resistance. Antibiotics are a resource only to be used when it is appropriate. Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally but misuse accelerates the process. Be smart about antibiotics. ... Continue Reading

Congratulations Dr. Erin Knudtson


Congratulations to Dr. Erin Knudtson, who was awarded the “Specialty Preceptor Achievement Award” for her work in Pediatrics with RPAP students at Hutchinson Health  in Hutchinson, MN. The student who nominated her for this award said “I will never forget the kindness and empathy she showed her patients. She is the physician I aspire to be.” Thank you to Dr. Knudtson, and the many physicians who work with our students each year! ... Continue Reading