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What healthcare can learn from a rock ‘n’ roll club

By day I am a manager at HCMC, and on evenings and weekends, I am writing, recording, and playing shows on the music scene.

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A spinal injury that changed a young man’s life

Spinal cord injuries can happen in an instant and may significantly change a person’s life. This was the case for Nick Maestas.

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When you’re not ready for hospice: the IMPACT care model

IMPACT is a Medicare model utilized at Hospice of the Twin Cities that provides support and care coordination for terminally-ill patients.

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Smallest premature infant from 1942 celebrates 75th birthday

Calvin Lepp was born weighing one and three-quarter pounds. At the time, he was the hospital’s smallest surviving premature infant.

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Healing family relationships one mother at a time

The Mother-Baby Program, created by Dr. Helen Kim, is a program designed to help mothers who experience serious post-partum depression.

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Mac’s story

For Mac Scheuble of Waconia, Minnesota, life was all about fishing, football, friendship and family. At 13, he faced a major injury.

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Our youth were ready

I was lifted through the trial by our youth, who were there with Mr. Floyd, providing hope in his last moments.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra

The Chief Family Development Officer at the Cultural Wellness Center shares her harmonious vision for wellness.

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