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New Cancer Center Set to Open in July

Proud Lady with arms held up high looking out at the sky

Together we are stronger than cancer Hutchinson Health will begin welcoming patients to our new Cancer Center on Monday, July 2, 2018. Located at the northwest corner of the Hutchinson Health Campus, the new Cancer Center will provide patients with exceptional care and convenience close to home. Hutchinson Health is committed to advancing health with our community and offering cutting edge technology and specialty services. Take a look back at our recent expansion projects that have led up to the opening of our Cancer Center.   Open House July 25th We’re excited to welcome the community to tour our new Cancer Center on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. We hope to see you here.   ... Continue Reading

Spirit of Advocacy Award to Dr. Steven Mulder

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Steven Mulder on his award that was presented last Friday night at the Minneapolis Hospital Association (MHA) annual awards banquet. Dr. Mulder received the Spirit of Advocacy Award for his longstanding service to MHA, including testifying on behalf of health care legislation at the Capitol, continued participation in the MHA Quality and Patient Safety and Patient Safety Registry Advisory committees, and representation of MHA in the Minnesota Department of Health Nurse Staffing Study Work Group. Thank you to Dr. Mulder for his continued passion to advance health care for Hutchinson Health and the State of Minnesota.   ... Continue Reading

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Bike to Work Day


Today was Bike to Work Day!  And what a success! The Hutchinson Health group had a beautiful sunny ride from Hutchinson to Silver Lake, and back to Hutchinson and then  headed to work this morning!  We were greeted in Library Square with coffee, breakfast and good company! Attached are some pictures - one is just of the Hutchinson Health Employees.       ... Continue Reading

New Visiting Physicians Now Seeing Patients

New visiting doctors Dr. Jonathon Shelver and Dr. Andrew Nickels

When Hutchinson Health partnered with HealthPartners one of the exciting benefits was gaining access to more speciality Physicians. Two new visiting physicians are now available to patients at Hutchinson Health. Dr. Andrew Nickels is an Allergist and Dr. Jonathan Shelver is a Pulmonologist. Dr. Andrew Nickels, MD, Allergy/Immunology Physician If you struggle with  seasonal allergies, food allergy, asthma, hives, drug allergy, eczema, and defects in your immune system, Dr. Nickels is now available to see you right here in Hutchinson. He has training in both childhood and adult medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic, was on faculty at Vanderbilt University and most recently joined the staff at Methodist Hospital.   Dr. Jonathon Shelver, MD, Pulmonology Physician Do you battle breathing and lung problems, such as shortness of ... Continue Reading

Dr. Dean Nissen Retiring After 33 Years


June 1, 2018 marks the end of Dr. Dean Nissen's 33 years as a family practice physician at Hutchinson Health as he is retiring. Patients may still find him in Urgent Care occasionally, but for the most part as of June 1st he will be retired. Dr. Nissen will be missed by his patients and the Hutchinson Health employees. Thank You Dr. Nissen His dedication to patient and caring approach will be remembered. Medicine appealed to Dr. Dean Nissen because it is a “helping profession.” He selected Family Medicine as a specialty because he can work with patients of all ages, and with a variety of medical problems. I enjoy interacting with my patients. Also, seeing people get better, and helping families get through difficult situations. - Dr. Dean Nissen He and his wife, Carol, enjoy living in Hutchinson and spending time with their family. ... Continue Reading

New Pulmonologist Seeing Patients in Hutchinson

Dr. Jon Shelvers, pulmonologist from HealthPartners, is now seeing patients at Hutchinson Health. His super, upbeat personality was evident this week as he presented to some of our physicians and staff. He grew up in Spicer, MN and is excited to be seeing patients in the vicinity of his old stomping grounds. He normally sees patients at Park Nicollet and Methodist and is looking forward to helping patients with breathing and lung problems in this area. If you have any unexpected shortness of breath, known lung disease, asthma, COPD, or pulmonary nodules he is the specialist for you. To make an appointment call 320-234-3290.   ... Continue Reading

It’s a Boy! Meet Spencer Our Newest Addition

Savioke Relay Robot

Our newest addition to Hutchinson Health wasn't delivered in our BirthCare Center, but his greatest contributions will be what he delivers! Meet "Spencer" our newest member of Hutchinson Health Lab Department. He keeps specimens cool while transferring them throughout the facility. He allows us to spend more focused time with our patients. Get a peek at Spencer in this video, see him at work, and give him a little wave if you pass him in the hallway. ... Continue Reading

Cardiac Walk Reunion

Cardiac Rehab Reunion Walk 2018 was a huge success. Thank you to all the sponsors that donated door prizes, swag, and treats. The patient stories and team of care givers make this program successful for entire community. Thank you to the 2 speakers for sharing their personal stories.     ... Continue Reading

Top 5 Name Winners Picked

The top five winners have been determined. Thank you to everyone who submitted names. It was hard narrowing them down. There were many entries with the same name and they were grouped together and a winner was drawn for that name. Drum role please: Lisa Eltgroth ---- Spencer (specimen dispenser) Jackie Russel---- DAVE (Delivering a valuable element) Kasie Thomas-----BOB (Blood on board) Karen Klatt------ Scooter Kathryn Hultgren----Savie, Savey, Savvie I have a $20 Target card for you. For the non employees please contact me: rmaher@hutchhealth.com ... Continue Reading