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We are Here for You

We're growing to give you more. The partnership between Hutchinson Health, HealthPartners and Park Nicollet gives you access to more of the best care. And it's all right here in Hutchinson In the last year, we've made major changes here in town. We opened Hutchinson Health Cancer Center and expanded Hutchinson Health Urgent Care. We want families to have convenient access to essential care and services. More changes are coming in 2019 This year we're adding new specialty services, including plastic surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology and more. We're also adding a new wing with more patient rooms for medical and surgical inpatient care. Learn more or schedule an appointment today. Call 320-234-3290.   ... Continue Reading

Flu Fighters Appointment is Required for Flu Shots

Protect your family, get your flu shot today.  Appointments are required due to COVID.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting your flu shot before the flu begins spreading in our community. After receiving your vaccination it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies that help protect you from the flu. Getting a shot after the influenza season starts is still helpful, but getting it early provides the most benefit. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, appointments will be needed. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted. The flu shot is offered at Hutchinson Health. The flu mist will not be available this year. Learn more about the CDC's projections for the 2020-2021 influenza season and the vaccination available. Make an appointment to get your flu shot soon! ... Continue Reading

Football Team Donates Two Blankets

Thanks to the Hutchinson High School Football Captains for representing the team well today! They donated two handmade blankets to our Cancer Center as they help tackle cancer by creating awareness about preventative screenings.               ... Continue Reading

Colon cancer screenings: Who should be screened, when you should start and answers to other common questions

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Source: HealthPartners A lot of people put off their recommended cancer screenings – especially colon cancer screenings like colonoscopies. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-quarter of adults have not been screened as recommended. For some, fear of the prep work and the test itself keep them from scheduling their screening. For others, they’re healthy and don’t have any colon cancer symptoms, so they don’t think they need to be screened. But it’s important to know that colorectal cancers – cancers of the colon and rectum – are the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States. You want to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible. And you want that for your partner, parents, grandparents, and other close friends and loved ones, ... Continue Reading

Dr.’s Smith and VandenBerg Awarded Reader’s Choice Favorites

Congratulations to Dr. Jalayna Smith and Dr. Nikki VandenBerg for being awarded the Reader's Choice 2020 Favorite Healthcare Professional, for the Hutchinson Leader. Your commitment to your patients, Hutchinson Health and our community are so appreciated.               ... Continue Reading

Testing Changes for COVID-19 Update

Hutchinson Health is now able to test patients that are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19,  but  have been exposed to someone that was COVID-19 positive.  A  video or in person visit would not be required to schedule a test. If you are experiencing symptoms, but do not have a confirmed exposure,  we may require a video or in person visit to have a COVID-19 test scheduled. Symptoms of COVID-19 are much like the seasonal flu, but include having 2 of the following: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Headache Sore throat Chills Muscle pain Repeated shaking with chills New loss of taste or smell Call 320-234-3290 to see the best option for you or your family.   ... Continue Reading

Free Needle Disposal

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Urgent Care or Emergency Room??

What is the difference between our Urgent Care and Emergency Room Care? Despite having a similar name, the type of care that is provided in the Emergency Room and Urgent Care differs based on the health concern that a patient is experiencing. Urgent Care is designed to treat minor illnesses and injuries; and therefore has the equipment and resources needed to care for those types of issues. When a patient arrives at our Urgent Care with a health concern outside of this category, the patient is then transferred to the Emergency Room for appropriate care. This clear separation allows for our Urgent Care to deliver a caring, personal experience for each patient, that is safe, timely, and aligned with the patient’s medical needs upon entering our facility. We understand this can be confusing and when in the midst of an urgent or ... Continue Reading

Cole Meyer Junior Volunteer of the Year

Hutchinson Health Junior Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Cole Meyer.   Cole volunteered the highest number of hours in 2019. He did this while being active in school activities, having great academic achievements, working at a part time job, and even being involved with other volunteer opportunities. He's been a great example of leadership and having a passion for improving the world through volunteering. His willingness to help with whatever was needed, and carrying out his duties with humor and humility, was always appreciated! Thanks to Cole for his commitment to Hutchinson Health and our community.           (Cole Meyers with his family)               (Cole Meyers with Jim Lyons, president and Jenny Tillmann)   ... Continue Reading

Free COVID Testing

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Top 100 Rural Hospital Award

Each year the Chartis Group publishes a list of the top rural hospitals throughout the country. The top performers are recognized as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare. The uncertainty of this year and being included on this list makes this recognition even more notable. This is a direct reflection of our staff and physicians commitment and dedication to our patients, who keep our doors open 24/7, 365 days a year. Thank you to them for always striving to keep the communities we serve healthy. ... Continue Reading