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October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month…wear orange!

The staff at Hutchinson Health  Pediatric Therapy are  wearing orange to support all families whose children face sensory processing difficulties. If your child needs some extra help, talk to your doctor about a Speech , Occupational Therapy,  or Physical Therapy  referral.     ... Continue Reading

Pink Lights at the Cancer Center

Check out our pink lights at night!  The Cancer Center is part of an initiative to spread awareness during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness.  HealthPartners buildings are lit pink all month. This 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. ... Continue Reading

Hospital Auxiliary Donates New Urgent Care Equipment

A huge thank you to the Hutchinson Health Auxiliary for their recent donation to our new Urgent Care area. Their donation provided: 1 EKG Machine 10 Exam Tables 2 Procedure Room Tables 1 Vital Signs Monitor 2 Procedure Room Exam Lights 2 Scales (one adult and one pediatric) The donation totaled over $50,000.  We so appreciate their commitment and dedication to  healthcare and our community.  The proceeds from the Hospital Gift Shop and Thrift Store are used towards their mission.  Please thank the volunteers, visit these locations, and consider joining/volunteering for this dedicated organization.  Call  Anna Harvala for information 320-484-4513.   ... Continue Reading

Early Detection is the Best Way to Fight Breast Cancer

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. What can we, as a community, do to fight breast cancer and bring more awareness to the cause? In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Our goal at Hutchinson Health is to encourage self-exams, screenings, and mammograms to aid in early detection. Together, we can make progress and lead a strong fight against this disease. Early detection ... 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 in high risk patients and you can check with your provider for options. 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 ... Continue Reading

Disaster Drill at Hutchinson Health Tuesday, September 25th

Disaster Drill – September 25, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm Hutchinson Health is participating in a mass casualty disaster drill with area partners on September 25th from 5:30-7:30pm.  .  The drill objectives are to: Test our disaster triaging system Test our processes in the disaster treatment areas Practice setting up the family assistance center Test communications with Law Enforcement and EMS Test the hospital incident command structure and emergency operations Test emergency communications to off duty staff for assistance This is a great way for us to practice so we are ready in the event it is ever needed to be instigated. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with our community partners to refine our processes for mass casualty events.  The following entities are participating in the ... Continue Reading

New Urgent Care Opens September 25th

Hutchinson Health’s newly remodeled Urgent Care will be opening on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Located in the Northeast area of Hutchinson Health, Urgent Care will be open seven days a week from 8:00am to 7:00pm. To make an appointment at either Hutchinson Health Clinic or Urgent Care, call (320) 234-3290 All patients arriving at Urgent Care will be seen by a triage nurse through our Care That Fits service, helping provide the appropriate level of care, assessing urgency, and identifying when Emergency Care is necessary. While patients should attempt to pick the most suitable option for treatment right away, a severely injured or seriously ill patient will be assessed and quickly sent to the emergency room. When Should You Choose Hutchinson Health Clinic, Urgent Care or Emergency Room Care? Emergency Room Emergency care is the ... Continue Reading

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots available at Hutchinson Health. Get yours now, and be prepared before influenza season arrives.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting your flu shot before the flu begins spreading in your 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 influenza season starts is still helpful, but getting it early provides the most benefit. Flu Shot Clinics at Hutchinson Health Flu Shot Clinics will be held on the following dates from 8 am - 12 pm. No appointments neccessary. Saturday, October 6, 2018 Saturday, October 13, 2018 Saturday, October 20, 2018 You don't need to wait for the Flu Shot Clinics. Stop at Hutchinson Health Monday - Friday from 8am - 4:30pm and ask for a flu shot. ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Newborns are Vikings Fan from the Start

Thanks to the Minnesota Vikings every newborn born on Vikings Game Days at  Hutchinson Health BirthCare will become instant fans. The following items will be included in the Vikings Newborn Kit: • Welcome Letter/Information Sheet • Vikings-branded Halo Swaddle • Baby Milestone Stickers There is no cost to participate in the Vikings Newborn Fan Club. Please remember  parents to share photos using #VikingsNewborn. SKOL!!     ... Continue Reading

Dr. Steven Mulder to Retire April 2019

After a 40 year medical career, the past 24 years with Hutchinson Health, Dr. Steven Mulder, President and CEO of Hutchinson Health, plans to retire in April 2019. Dr. Mulder first joined Hutchinson Health as a family physician in 1995. Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2009, he served as Emergency Department Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Quality and Safety and Director of Clinical Services. Dr. Mulder has been a strong advocate for quality and safety and has participated on many committees and task forces for the Minnesota Hospital Association.  Dr. Mulder has been a strong influence for a more integrated health care delivery system in Hutchinson.  During his tenure as CEO, Hutchinson Area Health Care and Hutchinson Medical Center merged in 2013 to form Hutchinson Health. As health care policy and ... Continue Reading