In order to control the spread of the flu, we ask people who have any flu symptoms to not visit patients at Hutchinson Health.

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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

First Baby of 2020 Noelle

Early every January, the first births help welcome the new year. But when Noelle Marie Evenson was born the evening of Jan. 1, she helped usher in a little extra. The daughter of Alissa Snook and Joel Evenson of Hector was the first baby of the 2020 decade born in Hutchinson. The young girl born at 9:48 p.m. weighed in at 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches tall. "She's healthy. She's so good," Alissa said as she held her daughter this past Friday morning in a quiet suite of Hutchinson Health's BirthCare Center. Noelle's name was picked from a list compiled to reflect the winter season. "It was the prettiest one to me," Alissa said. "And it was one we could agree on." Noelle's birth was not without its challenges. "She had a rough pregnancy," Joel said. "I was very sick," Alissa said. "And as far as delivery it went ... Continue Reading

Protect Yourself & Others from the Flu

With flu season upon us, we need to work together to protect ourselves and others from the flu. Influenza is highly contagious and can be mild or severe. One of the most important ways to stop the spread of the flu is to stay home from work or school if you have any influenza symptoms.  If you need to seek medical care or leave home please wear a mask to protect other people from getting your germs, or being exposed to other illnesses.  We also ask that people who have any flu symptoms do not visit patients at Hutchinson Health.  Learn more about flu protection here. Please don't visit patients at Hutchinson Health if you have any flu symptoms: Fever above 100 degrees A bad cough or sore throat Chills or body aches Diarrhea or vomiting Stop the spread of flu, remember to always: Clean your hands when you arrive ... Continue Reading

Dr. Brian Bonte Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Dr. Brian Bonte passed away early this morning. Dr. Bonte worked in so many areas of Hutchinson Health. His commitment and dedication to his patients and the Hutchinson community are beyond measure. Arrangement details can be found on the Hantge Funeral chapel website. https://www.hantge.com/obituaries/dr-brian-r-bonte/ Just this past week we recognized Dr. Bonte for his years of service to the Medical Staff of Hutchinson Health with a portrait in the front hospital lobby. Please join us in keeping Dr. Bonte’s family in your thoughts and prayers. ... Continue Reading

Shout out to Generous Employees

toys in boxes for Christmas presents for children

Helping spread Christmas cheer this season our employees have donated toys to the McLeod County Social Services Center; by purchasing gifts for children across McLeod County. It will certainly make a lot of little ones happy throughout our communities. Making Good Happen all year long. Thank you to our employees generosity. ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Cancer Center Receives Press Ganey Award

Hutchinson Health is pleased to share that our Cancer Center has been awarded the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Experience. This honor highlights those who strive to improve the patient experience and raise the bar on performance each year. Honoring the Top 5% This award honors those practices who have reached the 95th percentile and maintained that level for an entire year. It is an impressive accomplishment to break into the top 5%, but to sustain that level for an entire year is truly incredible. Congratulations! We want to commend our staff for their teamwork and support, as each patient experience is impacted by every area doing their part and working together. Please join us in celebrating the Hutchinson Health Cancer Center staff on this incredible accomplishment. ... Continue Reading

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

PowerUp November Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in November PowerUp Action team meeting We will be helping pack bags for the Backpack program from 2-3pm on November 18th at Common Cup Ministries Parkview Dental Candy Buyback Bring your leftover candy to Parkview Dental Nov 1-5 and receive $1 for every pound. Candy will be sent to service members overseas. Wheel and Cog $2 Tuesdays 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month Rec center indoor playground 9:30-11:30am Monday-Thursday and Saturdays 10am-noon November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month! Pros of Peanut Butter It is a great source of protein It contains lots of healthy fats It is very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes It is very nutrient-dense It does not need to be refrigerated so is easy to pack for on the go It ... Continue Reading

Good Bye Excellian Hello Epic

Today is the Day!! Change is always hard but the new system we are implementing will be an upgrade for our patients and staff. To bring a sense of humor to the event our Orthopedic Rehab Staff held a quick funeral for our old system with a grave site of all the instruction manuals that have been our guiding principles for over 6 years. We are NOW Epic and ready to rock! ... 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

Ignite Career Day for Area Students

students performing strength test

Last Friday Hutchinson Health had an opportunity to engage with high school students from the area through the Ignite your Career Day in Hutchinson. Promoting health careers to students by providing hands on, interactive experiences showcases how truly rewarding the health care field can be. Shout out to our Occupational Rehabilitation Staff and their great activities for the 1200 high school students. Our Lab Staff was there as well, providing the opportunity for students to do their own blood type testing. The hope is that maybe we peaked an interest in pursuing these fields to area students. ... Continue Reading