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Announcing the Opening of Our New Pediatric Therapy Facility

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Hutchinson Health is pleased to announce the opening of our new Pediatric Therapy facility in Plaza 15 anticipated for November 15, 2017. Adjacent to the Hutchinson Health Clinic and Hospital, the new Pediatric Therapy facility will be completely renovated with a welcoming entrance and reception area and equipped with a new gym and so many more patient-centered features.   Watch the video to see the renovations taking place.   ... [Read More...]

Celebrating National Pharmacy Week

Celebrating National Pharmacy Week October 16 – 20, 2017 Our team of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists who work collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, laboratorians, and many others to ensure our patients receive excellent care. Pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising providers on best drug choices, monitoring patient medication therapies, providing patient education, and working with new technology to enhance medication safety and administration. Shout out to our pharmacy staff. ... [Read More...]

Hutchinson Health Employees Achieve 94% Vaccination

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Hutchinson Health received a blue ribbon award for vaccinating 94% of our staff for the 2016-2017 flu season. We strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated because it is not only safer for our staff but our patients as well. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. ... [Read More...]

Thanks Patient Access Staff

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Shout out to our Patient Access Staff at Hutchinson Health. They are the voice you hear when you call to schedule appointments or ask questions. They are our first face that our patients connect with upon arrival to check in for appointments or schedule any clinic or hospital services. They are an awesome department that deserve a "Thanks for all you Do!!" during National Customer Service Week.               ... [Read More...]

Employee Surprise Day

Great day to be an employee at Hutchinson Health. Muffins, juice, and apples for our employees as a surprise day event. ... [Read More...]

Early Detection is the Best Way to Fight Breast Cancer

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What can we, as a community, do to fight breast cancer and bring more awareness to the cause? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to equip people with the information and resources they need to spread awareness within their own family and circle of friends. It’s a time dedicated toward helping people understand how prominent breast cancer is and what can be done to help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. In 2016, there are more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. ~Breastcancer.org Our goal at Hutchinson Health is to encourage self-exams, breast cancer screenings, and mammograms to aid in early detection. Together, we can make progress and lead a strong fight against this disease. Early detection includes a number of important tasks Know the Signs and ... [Read More...]

Leadership Team Volunteers in our Community

Hutchinson Health Leadership Team in action today at Equul Access, Inc. Helping on the farm painting and doing general maintenance. Great way to do some team building and helping out other organizations. ... [Read More...]

Hutchinson Health announces plans to join HealthPartners

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HUTCHINSON, Minn. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Hutchinson Health board of directors today announced its intent for the organization to join HealthPartners. The affiliation will bring together two strong organizations and expands capabilities to better serve patients and the community. Hutchinson Health will retain its name and remain a distinct, locally-governed entity as part of HealthPartners. “We believe that the best care is delivered close to home when possible, and we looked for a partnership that would strengthen our ability to serve our community and broaden access to convenient specialty services in our area,” said Steven Mulder, MD, president and CEO of Hutchinson Health. “We were impressed with the culture of HealthPartners, their level of achievement in providing quality, cost-effective care, and their commitment to the ... [Read More...]

Why Get a Flu Vaccine?

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Yearly flu vaccination is the best tool currently available to protect against influenza (flu), a serious disease which sickens millions of people each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against flu and its potentially serious complications. Millions of people have safely received flu vaccines for decades. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Reasons to get a flu vaccine: Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick from flu. Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization, including among children and older adults. A 2014 study showed that flu vaccine reduced children’s risk of ... [Read More...]

Strength ABC Program Improves Lymphedema

Hutchinson Health's Strength After Breast Cancer Program Sherry Rasco was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and truly feels recently taking the program was beneficial to her.  The therapists were able to customize each session to be tailored to what she needed personally.  Even though Sherry is a survivor of 11 years she has continually been trying to minimize the effects of lymphedema; by trying to increase and build strength but not get injured in the process.  The ABC program incorporated the core,arms, legs, all the muscle groups, which was so important.  It is not a hard program to accomplish,  and it is one that is very beneficial to the whole body. Call the Hutchinson Health Orthopaedic and Rehab Clinic for information on the program, 320-484-4400. ... [Read More...]