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Hennepin Healthcare receives NCQA Health Equity Accreditation Plus

Hennepin Healthcare is honored to receive two Health Equity Accreditations from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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Stephanie’s give-back

The love and gratitude of Hennepin Healthcare, and memories of her love for her parents, is what drives Stephanie to volunteer.

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“No other place has cared for me as well as here” — how East Lake Clinic is addressing health disparities, one phone call at a time

What would happen if every pregnant person was asked about the support they needed to get ready for their birth?

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2023 Health Equity Report: Inside our commitment to equity

2023 was filled with new programs and the work showing of up for our community. Our 2023 Health Equity Report shares our progress.

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“One step closer to wellness!”: How our food bags help address food insecurity

Food bags are an essential component of delivering whole-person care to patients at our community clinics and downtown campus.

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Tips for staying healthy during the holidays

Many viruses spread during fall and winter. There are precautions everyone can take to stop the spread of infection.

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Closing care gaps: breast cancer screening with American Indian women

Paula and Gracen Mcdougall, Cultural Navigators, began making outreach calls to American Indian patients overdue for breast cancer screening.

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The Next Step Harriet Initiative: Empowering through trauma recovery

“I have so much anxiety allowing my son to go outside,” said a mother whose son was a survivor of gun violence.

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What our Hennepin Healthcare community wants us to work on together

All non-profit hospitals conduct an assessment to be held accountable to the patient population and community they serve.  

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Volunteer in pet therapy and spread joy with your fur baby

A therapy animal is a specially trained animal that partners with its human handler to bring joy, comfort, and companionship.

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Connection and a lasting relationship with your teen

To build a healthy relationship with your teen, spend time with them and get to know their friends and support system.

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A pilot delivers meals to people with high-risk pregnancies

Imagine struggling with a high-risk pregnancy and an organization offering meals free of charge for you and the rest of your family.

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My Hennepin life – “Solid Gold”

We have had thousands of patients walk through our doors and more than eight CEOs and Hospital Administrators, but only one Sharon Presley.

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Caregiver support: Essential for teens coping with bullying and substance abuse

Bullying and substance abuse are often on a caretaker’s mind when raising children from adolescents into adulthood.

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Buckle up to prevent brain injury

Car crashes are a leading cause of death in the US, Find helpful tips to make yourself, and those around you, safer on the roads.

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Help prevent burn injuries this year

Help prevent burn injuries and deaths. State safety officials have declared 2022 was the deadliest year of fire related deaths in Minnesota.

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Hennepin EMS protocols include treatment for opioid withdrawal

Hennepin EMS uses Suboxone® treatment for patients experiencing opioid withdrawal, a drug proven effective for use in outpatient settings.

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Derek Williams – Top notch volunteer with ambition

Derek Williams is a volunteer. He is also a freshman at the University of Minnesota and plans to go to medical school.

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Shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack

The work of lifting and throwing snow, particularly heavy and wet snow, can put significant stress on the heart.

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Service opportunities available on the Hennepin Healthcare board of directors

Hennepin Healthcare is looking for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors beginning in January 2024.

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