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Light It Up Blue

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2019 Our Pediatric staff all wore blue to celebrate. We celebrate World Autism Awareness Day each year on April 2. This internationally recognized day was designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about those diagnosed with autism around the globe. Also called “Light It Up Blue.”     ... Continue Reading

Ground Breaking Video 4/1/19

Link to the snow ground breaking video of our new Inpatient Unit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnDVSN0A3ac   ... Continue Reading

Snow Ground Breaking

Snow ground breaking? You bet! Today we celebrated the start of our huge construction project. A month ago we planned for snow drifts. Sure enough thanks to warm temps and lots of melting we had to actually bring snow in. This will be a 14 month project that will build a wing of 18 brand new inpatient rooms. Pictured are left to right: 1st row Jim Lyons, Chief Clinic Operations Officer Mary Hodson, Hutchinson Chamber Dr. Brian Pollmann, Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Maher, podiatrist, Hutchinson Health Chairman of the Board Andrea Walsh, president & CEO HealthPartners Dr. Steve Mulder, president & CEO Hutchinson Health Susan Karnitz, Chief Nursing Officer Jen Myster, president Methodist Hospital 2nd row Glen Kegley, Chief Operations Officer Duane Spiegle, VP of Real estate and Support Services ... Continue Reading

Celebrating National Doctor’s Day Saturday, March 30th

Celebrating all our physicians that provide outstanding care, to all our patients, March 30th, which is National Doctor's Day. We recognize you today but thank you every day for the expert care you provide. ... Continue Reading

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Dr. Mulder’s grandchildren and cabin await

Full article at Crow River Media website.   Dr. Steven Mulder’s office doesn’t appear big enough to contain his responsibilities as the 10-year president and CEO of Hutchinson Health. The title itself can intimidate, an initial feeling washed away by Mulder’s grin. He smiles often. He takes time to think before speaking. While being CEO of anything sounds life-encompassing, Mulder, who is 67, has plenty going on outside of the hospital. He loves New Yorker comics, for example. And when he retires next month, he’ll visit his 11 grandchildren, travel around and teach part time as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. “We just became the proud owners of a Detroit Lakes cabin last summer,” Mulder said. “We plan to spend more time there.” It started with his 1995 job at Hutchinson Medical Center’s Winsted ... Continue Reading

New President for Hutchinson Health

We are pleased to announce that James (Jim) Lyons will be the new President of Hutchinson Health, effective Friday, April 12. Jim brings extensive experience in hospital and care group leadership to our team, making him uniquely qualified for this role. He has served in multiple roles with Hutchinson Health dating back to 1996, most recently as our Chief of Clinic Operations. In these roles, he has been instrumental in our work to integrate our hospital and medical group, develop a culture of quality improvement and build strong partnerships with our community. As a leader, Jim has shown a commitment to improving the health and quality of life for the people of Hutchinson and the surrounding communities. He is a past board member for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and continues to serve as a member of their audit and ... Continue Reading

Celebrating our Board Certified Nurses

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Hutchinson Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by Honoring the 18 Board Certified Nurses on its Staff   Hutchinson Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, on March 19, by honoring its board-certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:   Maureen Lowden, RNC:  Inpatient Obstetrical Nurse Nicole Kuttner, IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Janelle Walter, IBCLC:  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lee Krenik, IBCLC:  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lindsey Vacek, IBCLC:  International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Teresa Smith, ACNS-BC:  Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Holly Oestreich, CDE:  ... Continue Reading

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Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11-16

Hutchinson Health celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week March 11-15. We celebrate this week and strive to provide this every day.   ... Continue Reading