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Hennepin team member delivers critical medical supplies to Ukrainian border

During a time when it felt like there was so much uncertainty and fear in the world, one Hennepin team member took action.

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Black Women with Stethoscopes Youth Summits inspire youth and make us hopeful for the future of healthcare

Over 150 young women ages 12-18 years old recently visited our campus to learn about healthcare careers during our Black Women with Stethoscopes Youth Summits on April 30 and May 15. Youth learned that not only are these careers within reach, but that they can play a critical role in delivering culturally-centered care and help decrease health disparities. Black Women with…

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Walk with a Doc

This fall the Integrative Health team at Hennepin Healthcare has joined with the international non-profit organization Walk with a Doc to promote healthy movement and community. Starting on Sat. Nov 20th at 10am, Dr. Shawn Olson will lead a fun and relaxing walk through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden . We will meet under the Cowles…

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50 years later and 14 midwives strong, our first-of-its-kind Nurse Midwife Service continues to empower expectant mothers

In 1971, Margaret used her knowledge as a Certified Nurse Midwife to develop the first hospital nurse midwife practice​ in Minnesota at HCMC. 

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Celebrating World Children’s Day: Our commitment to provide for, protect and encourage children to participate

November 20, 2020 is the 61st anniversary of the World’s Children’s Day, which commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child that passed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on November 20, 1959. The rights of children have evolved and transformed since that historic day. In 1989, the UN put in place the…

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Black Maternal Health Week: Through the eyes of two Black doulas

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) – April 11 through 17 – is a national campaign led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Its goal is to “amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.” In a country where Black women are four times more likely…

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Brooklyn Park Clinic expansion brings more health care services and specialists to the NW suburbs

Hennepin Healthcare completed an expansion in Brooklyn Park with more specialists, a physical therapy gym and pharmacy.

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Midwife means “with woman”

by Kate Pfaff, APRN, CNM Did you know that the word midwife means literally, “with woman”?  It is a simplified but accurate description of what Hennepin Healthcare Birth Center midwives do every day.  We are skilled at listening to women’s concerns and priorities, and strive to be fully present for them through important life stages.…

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Celebrating ten years of breast cancer survivors

On Saturday, October 6th, almost 200 Hennepin Healthcare breast cancer patients, their friends and families and volunteers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center came together for the 10th annual Breast Cancer Survivors Celebration. Every year our clinic staff recognize women and men for their strength and commitment to fight and heal from breast cancer. We held the…

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Local writer thanks and apologizes to neurosurgery team and ICU nurses

“Dear neurosurgery team and ICU nurses@ Hennepin Healthcare, I was hospitalized September 20, 2017 after suffering from a subarachnoid ruptured aneurysm and stroke. I spent two weeks in the ICU. I really can’t thank all of you enough! I wish I knew each of your names!  I know that my personality in the ICU was…

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