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Ten years in, the Hennepin Health Access Clinic still does things differently

On a typical day at the Hennepin Health Access Clinic, Community Health Worker Mia Debbins gives a patient a new pair of shoes.

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Patient shares experience navigating cancer diagnosis with support of Cancer Center team and MyChart

“I had had a cold which turned into a cough, and I was feeling pretty rundown – I was afraid maybe I had a touch of pneumonia,” says Jim.

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Featured Ncqa, Hennepin Healthcare receives NCQA Health Equity, Accreditation Plus, reducing health disparities

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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Featured Mha, 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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“I got the best” – Rick Smith’s story on how a primary care visit helped save his heart

Rick was active, a couple years post-retirement had played hockey and golf his whole life, and thought he was healthy.

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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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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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Mom and blogger participate in “the Great Kidney Swap”

Cindy Stotz is a 67-year-old with end stage renal disease due to polycystic kidney disease who has been on dialysis for more than four years.

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Candidates sought for the Hennepin Healthcare Board of Directors

Hennepin Healthcare is actively accepting applications of interested individuals in serving on the Board of Directors.

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Kim’s trauma and her contagious smile

A home invasion resulted in a gunshot wound to Kim’s head. She recalls her first memory of her long journey to her current state of recovery.

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From a Thailand refugee camp to a Karenni-American kidney transplant patient

Eh tells his story beginning as a boy in a refugee camp in Thailand to a kidney transplant recipient in America.

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drs Hart And Vang, Doctors at Hennepin Healthcare, making strides to address mental health access, health equity, population health, mental health

Doctors at Hennepin Healthcare making strides to address mental health access and health equity

Drs. Vang and Hart are stepping up to make a difference in mental health by serving on the boards of directors at the national level.

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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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Thanks for our occupational therapists who encompass so many areas at Hennepin Healthcare

OT helps people do the things they want to do and the things they need to do, through the therapeutic use of daily activities.

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A day-in-the-life of NICU Medical Director Dr. Cristina Miller

Dr. Miller had always known she wanted to work in pediatrics and discovered a love for the inpatient setting early on.

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5 Hennepin Healthcare nurses share what receiving the DAISY Award meant to them

We asked Hennepin Healthcare nurses and providers how they felt when they found out that they had won the DAISY Award.

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Autism in children: What is it and how can you help?

Autism affects about 1 in every 36 children and symptoms can vary. Parents can help by talking to a provider as soon as they have concerns.

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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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Ten years after a traumatic elevator accident, a teen returns to the PICU to say thanks  

Ten years after Reagan Lennes’ traumatic accident, the 15-year-old walked back into Hennepin Healthcare to thank her caregivers.  

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Injury becomes game-changer for Super Bowl party

During the Super Bowl, Megan and Dustin Dalbey were in Sanford’s Emergency Department with their 3-year-old-son, Crue.

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