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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. Stop at Hutchinson Health Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and ask for a flu shot. We'll get it taken care of - no appointment necessary. The flu shot is offered at Hutchinson Health. The flu mist will not be available this year. Learn more about the CDC's projections for the 2019-2020 influenza season and the vaccination available. Stop in and get your ... Continue Reading

PowerUp September Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in September   September is better breakfast month! Most people have been told how important breakfast is their whole lives, but do you know why breakfast is so important? It kick-starts your metabolism for the day. You are less likely to overeat throughout the day. Skipping breakfast can lead to difficulty concentrating at work/school. You will have more energy throughout the day. Breakfast is delicious! Exciting News! A new Fixit station will be installed at the Hutchinson Rec Center in September! This is Hutchinson second station, joining the one located on the Luce Line Trail near Policeman’s Park. Time to head back to the classroom! Many schools have a designated snack time, and while breakfast and lunch may be provided by the school, kids often have to bring ... Continue Reading

Mark Martens, CRNA Awarded 2019 Clinical Preceptor of the Year

Hutchinson Health’s Mark Martens, CRNA was awarded the 2019 Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Program. “This a great honor and speaks to the valuable, high quality clinicians we have at Hutchinson Health”, Brandon Thiemann, APRN, CRNA, DNP, Anesthesia Medical Director, at Hutchinson Health.  The nomination came from students that have trained with Mark throughout the last year. Preceptors are identified as experienced clinicians who teach and supervise trainees, and act as a role model for students.  Preceptors provide training during anesthesia administration in a variety of settings, both in and out of the operating room.  Congratulations to Mark for his dedication to training future nurse anesthetists. ... Continue Reading

PowerUp August Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in August PowerUp Action Team meeting August 19th, 2-3pm at the Farmers Market Depot Open to anyone who is passionate about the health of our community! -Power of Produce at the Hutchinson Farmers Market <h5 Wednesdays 2:30-5:30 & Saturdays 8-noon -$2 Tuesdays and Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum August 13th and 27th, 4-7pm -Free Swim Night at Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center August 6th and 15th, 5-8pm - Hutchinson Community Running Group Every Wednesday at 7pm starting at Library Square -Paddle Sports rentals at Masonic River Park   August is National Sandwich Month! Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich (4 servings) 1 ripe avocado ¼ cup plain greek yogurt 2 Tablespoon lemon juice ½ Tablespoon dried tarragon ½ tsp salt ½ tsp garlic powder 2 cups ... Continue Reading

Hutchinson Health Recognized by Minnesota Hospital Association for Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety

Hutchinson Health has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in quality and patient safety. ·         MHA is one of 16 Health Improvement Innovation Networks in the country. ·         The networks are created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ·         The overall goal is to reduce patient harm and 30 day hospital readmissions. Hutchinson Health received this award based on: ·         Consistent participation, engagement and leadership in quality and patient safety improvement initiatives in collaboration with the  MHA HIIN. ·         Active reporting on more than 75% of the available safety process measures. ·         Achievement of the goals on more than 70% of the outcome measures ·         Implementation of a patient and family engagement ... Continue Reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield Network Change

Network change for small group of Blue Cross Blue Shield members We recently learned that Blue Cross Blue Shield had notified a small group of members that Hutchinson Health would no longer be considered in-network as part of their health plan. This change impacts a limited number of plans sold by BCBS featuring a narrow network that until now, Hutchinson Health had been a part of. This change does not impact other contracts between Hutchinson Health and BCBS. This change was scheduled to take effect September 1, so we immediately reached out to BCBS. BCBS has since agreed to delay the effective date for this network change to December 31, 2019. This is important because it provides patients more time to consider an alternative plan, and occurs during the normal course of the annual enrollment selection period. If you have any ... Continue Reading

Specialty Services

Hutchinson Health has expanded specialty services. Our partnership with HealthPartners allows us to continually expand patient access to specialty providers and advance the quality of care in our communities of Hutchinson and Dassel. We’re excited these specialties and resources are available to you, right here close to home. Offering you new and expanded specialty services is how we continue to live out our mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients, and community. We look forward to serving all your healthcare needs.     ... Continue Reading

Inpatient Unit Expansion Progress – Aerial View

Inpatient Wing Expansion

Expansion Construction Progress The new Inpatient Unit expansion at Hutchinson Health is in progress. Groundbreaking was completed in spring 2019 and construction crews are making steady progress on the 17,600 square foot addition. More details about the Inpatient Unit expansion are available in the project news release. October 2019 Progress Video Each day the construction area looks different as excavation work is completed and building materials get put into place. Check out the expansion progress as of October 17, 2019, in the aerial view video below. https://youtu.be/ht32aEfdc0o Hutchinson Health is extremely excited about what this new area will offer for our patients and the community. Stay tuned for future updates. ... Continue Reading

Celebrating our Employees

During National Health Care Week we celebrate our dedicated employees and their years of service to our patients. A big shout out to the 5 year employees all the way through our 45 years of service to Linda Ziemer. Thank you for all you do each and every day!           5 Year Row 1:  Jennifer Rozeboom, Tammie Dehn, Heather Stoffregen, Kate Smith, Tanisha Olson, Jennifer Wieland, Jodi Kieser Row 2:  Susan Bebo, Kim Bah, Kati Klitzke, Melanie Schroeder, Jeremy Mohs, Mallory Hunt, Cheri Wahl, Kim Chastek, Denise Schuft Not pictured: Emily Danielson, Andrea Huseby, Jeri Meyer, Nicole Schmieg, Briana Peterson, Terri Goldschmidt, Emily Walters, Lindsey Vacek, Rita Wendlandt, Cindy Dikmen, Michelle Flatten-Kabwe, Erika Koivukangas, Amanda Majeski, Alesha Radtke, Sarah Murphy, Breanna ... Continue Reading

Learn tips at Day to Reach Camp

Come hear nutrition advice and tips from Emma Schalow, dietitian and nutritionist at Hutchinson Health, at the Day to Reach Football Camp. Everyone welcome! Thursday, June 20th from 10:15am - 10:45am at the Hutchinson High School Commons. Learn some tips on healthy, quick snacks, when/what to drink to stay hydrated, and quick and easy dinner ideas for the family on the run.   ... Continue Reading