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Hutchinson Health Diabetes Education ADA Recognized

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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

Hutchinson Health is now providing ImPACT concussion assessments for ages 12 and up

What does ImPACT mean? ImPACT® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is important to get a baseline test completed before starting an activity. What is ImPACT? ImPACT is an objective tool to support trained healthcare providers in making sound return to activity decisions following concussions. It’s a computerized test that measures memory, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving. ImPACT has two primary uses: before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted. In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline. Why use ImPACT? Neurocognitive testing is the "cornerstone" of modern concussion management. It gives healthcare providers objective data to evaluate a patient’s post-injury condition and aids in tracking recovery for safe ... Continue Reading

Informative Flu Video

Great information from Mayo on when to seek medical attention when experiencing the flu. ... Continue Reading

National CRNA Week

This group is responsible for putting you to sleep...only during procedures and surgeries. Celebrating National CRNA Week at Hutchinson Health. What is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists? They are registered nurse anesthetists that safely provide anesthetics to our patients undergoing surgery, procedures, or births. The staff pictured, minus Marty and Bill, plus a student, represent the CRNA's at Hutchinson Health. Shout out to them during this week as we recognize their impact on our patient safety!#crnaweek             ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Employee SKOL Chant

Hutchinson Health's Holiday party at the Crow River Winery last night was entertaining. Fabulous food, funny comedian , and mystery cash prizes. Capped the evening off with the SKOL chant. Dr. Steve Mulder led the chant very enthusiastically, the bucket and stick will not be able to be used again. ... Continue Reading

Barcoding Now Implemented at Hutchinson Health

Hutchinson Health now implementing Barcoding. This is a collaboration between our nursing staff and lab to enhance patient safety. By scanning the wrist bands of our inpatients and oncology patients, we make sure to positively identify the right patient, at the right time, for the right test. These safeguards enhance the continuity of care. ... Continue Reading

Wellness Wisdom for the New Year

I’m Peg Christenson, Registered Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, at Hutchinson Health with Wellness Wisdom. Are you ready to make small healthy changes to your lifestyle? The idea is to change one small thing each month and then keep that accomplishment and add on to it the next month. For example, start with one thing you want to change in January; let’s say it’s getting more fiber in your diet. Then in February add another goal but still keep up what you started in January. Set realistic and specific goals and start small. Incorporate SMART changes: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Lined. It’s not enough to say “I want to eat healthier”, it needs to be something such as “I will eat a serving of high fiber cereal, three days a week, starting January 8th.” After about three weeks to a month this new goal ... Continue Reading

Cold, Flu and Gastroenteritis – What are the differences?

This is a common time of year for people to get sick with a variety of illnesses. Understanding the differences between a cold, the flu and gastroenteritis can help you determine what kind of care you need. The Difference Between a Cold and the Flu The Difference Between the Influenza and the Stomach Flu   What Kind of Care Do You Need? Influenza - If you have influenza, the CDC states that most will recover with rest and time, but people that are very sick or in a high risk group will need medical attention. There are prescription medications that can help treat influenza. Cold - If you have a cold, get rest and appropriate over-the-counter medications for comfort are the recommended treatment. There aren't prescription medications available to treat a cold. Gastroenteritis - The stomach flu is also an ... Continue Reading

Cold vs. Flu

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