Children and water safety

As a Level I pediatric trauma center, our role in the community is not only to care for children that are injured or ill, but also provide education and guidance to prevent injuries. Sadly, despite prevention efforts, drowning remains the leading cause of injury related death in children four years and younger. Before summer even…

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Children injured in ATV accidents on the rise

The summer of 2020 was unique for many reasons – and unfortunately one of them was due to an increased number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents reported in children. “We’ve seen at least six children under the age of 17 requiring hospital admission for ATV-related accidents since May,” explains Dr. Stephen Smith, an emergency physician…

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50 years ago today by Don Bania

Patient stories are one of the great things we get out of working at Hennepin Healthcare. This story came in the other day and touched our hearts, as we are sure it will touch yours. Greetings, HCMC Doctors and Colleagues, Yesterday, August 19th, 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of my motorcycle accident. Attached is a…

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Nine year old water skier’s leg saved in a boat propeller accident

Dalton Northway loves to water ski. Ending his 4th grade year this past May, his family was up at their lake home when a boat propeller accident turned a great day sour. Dalton fell under a running boat propeller and suffered serious injuries. Quick thinking, teamwork and emergency and police response expertise fell into motion,…

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Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and boating this summer. Be safe.

The Niblett family has a lot to be thankful for. Living on beautiful Lake Geneva in Alexandria, MN, they spend a lot of time on the water. Michaela Niblett, mom of five young Nibletts, calls her kids ‘little fishes’. Their surf boat is like a second home and the kids and their friends often swim…

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Help is on the way

For Domonique Vetaw (pictured right) and Jahanna Robinson (pictured left), helping others was their primary reason for becoming EMS Dispatchers (EMD) at Hennepin Healthcare. Both women have a long history with Hennepin: both were treated here as children, and Jahanna delivered her three children at HCMC. Domonique grew up near the downtown campus and saw…

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Jet ski accident leads to unexpected diagnosis

Ricardo Ortiz went jet skiing with his family. It was a sunny summer day. He had an accident and later received an unexpected diagnosis.

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Recognizing Brain Injury

March…Longer days, warmer weather, a hint of spring in the air, and of course, Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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Falling is not a normal part of aging

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among those aged 65 and older. Older adults are treated in emergency departments every year.

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Serious car crash impacts family in more ways than one

Shannon Kerr was driving, with her two girls secured in the back seat. They were on their way to get a puppy. Then, something happened.

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