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The best in brain injury rehabilitation

Congratulations to the TBI Outpatient Program for successfully completing their three-year renewal of accreditation from CARF.

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Two Hennepin Healthcare teams, recognized by Minnesota Hospital Association, Clinical and Quality Innovation Award 

Two Hennepin Healthcare teams recognized by Minnesota Hospital Association

The Minnesota Hospital Association awarded Hennepin Healthcare for Clinical and Quality Innovation and Community Collaboration.

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Allergic reaction takes her breath away, requires lifesaving ECMO intervention

June 22, 2023, is a day Jodie Straub does not remember, but one her sister, Dawn Thompson, will never forget.

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Hennepin EMS pilots app that connects to an interpreter with the push of a button

When you’re experiencing an emergency, what do you do when a paramedic doesn’t speak the same language as you?

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Overwhelming success with virtual care

Like many Speech-Language Pathologists, Helen Mathison shifted to seeing patients virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hennepin team members connect with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Native American elder and three chairs of the Hennepin Healthcare American Indian Collective reach out to Population Health for assistance.

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Heals on Wheels provides whole person care

The Heals on Wheels program at Hennepin Healthcare centers around the concept that sometimes we must meet patients where they are.

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Digital equity in healthcare

We know that some of the populations we serve at Hennepin Healthcare have challenges when it comes to digital literacy and access.

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‘Putting up’ fall foods

Integrative Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Kate Shafto, teaches us how to make our fall harvest last throughout the winter.

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Mobile clinic brings health care to patients’ doors

A three-year-old patient was behind on her vaccine appointments, and had a history of seizures and some missed appointments.

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Find your ‘me time’

Everyone feels and reacts to stress in different ways. Stress is the way your mind and body react to a threat or a challenge.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Aida Strom

Aida Strom envisions a collaborative healthcare model built with the histories and hopes of those it serves.

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Healthy Matters podcast off to healthy start

The Healthy Matters Podcast is now live on all podcast platforms! After launching just two weeks ago, it has reached over 1,400 downloads.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas shares the importance of holistic and trusted programs that are guided by community conversations.

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Walk with a Doc

The Integrative Health team has joined the international non-profit organization Walk with a Doc to promote healthy movement.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Semora Murrell

When you walk into Hennepin Healthcare, you may be lucky enough to meet Semora Murrell, a welcome services representative.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO

Hennepin Healthcare recently launched a planning process to advance health equity  within its system to improve care for the entire region.

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Viruses do what they do. That’s why we need to be ready.

“Mutating viruses” sounds like a punk-rock band from the 1980s or the subject of a sci-fi movie. But it describes the very nature of viruses.

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Moving beyond opioids to complementary and integrative services for chronic pain care

In 2018, two million people in the US suffered from an opioid use and more than 130 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses.

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I’m pregnant. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

For most people, getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice. Pregnant individuals may have some questions.

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