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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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Hennepin Healthcare’s 2022 health equity report

Hennepin Healthcare is forging a new path to serve our communities by reaching outcomes that are not predicted by race.

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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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Introducing the digital equity experts program

Hennepin Healthcare is creating more digital equity by introducing the Digital Equity Experts (DEX) program.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Joe Kreisman

Joe Kreisman, the social impact manager for the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, recommends a healthcare model founded in hospitality that helps patients to feel at home through a community of care. “Having a central, compassionate healthcare system that anyone can go to is an essential backbone of a healthy downtown community,” asserts Joe Kreisman, the…

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Toya López

Toya López, a patient and former team member at Hennepin Healthcare, strongly believes in a sustainable healthcare design that cares for patients and environmental health. “At Hennepin Healthcare, we are amongst leaders,” praises Toya López, a patient and former team member (employee) of Hennepin Healthcare, as well as a board member for Health Professionals for…

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A new chapter: Healthy Matters leaves WCCO Radio, launches podcast

All good things don’t have to come to an end. Healthy Matters – the program hosted by Dr. David Hilden that began in 2009 for a one-year trial that went on to become a trusted source for medical information for more than 13 years – is not ending but making an exciting change. The successful…

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Local artist illustrates a day in the life at Hennepin Healthcare in 160 moments over 24 hours

​​​At 1 pm, she was in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, sketching baby Emanuel as he is cradled in his mother’s arms. At 4 am, she was in the Emergency Department, sketching a hallway of exam rooms and the sounds that were coming from each. At 11 am, she was in the kitchen, sketching an…

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144 nurses and counting: How nurse recognition blossomed at Hennepin thanks to DAISY program

“She is wonderful with her patients…her actions are excellent, a true statement of her skills. She…consistently demonstrates excellent nursing care.” These words described Laraine Steel, a Hennepin Healthcare DAISY Award winner, in her nomination from January 2008. More than 10 years later, Steel continues to provide excellent nursing care at Hennepin Healthcare as a Diabetes Clinical…

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The History of Trauma Care

As Hennepin Healthcare celebrates 30 years of Level 1 Adult & Pediatric Trauma verification, it’s important to look back in time and see how we got here. Trauma is not new – it has happened and been treated since the beginning of time, not just the past 30 years. But before the formal verification process…

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