Best of 2017
Last year marked 130 years of HCMC serving the community! There’s plenty to look forward to in 2018, including the grand opening of our new Clinic & Specialty Center, as well as our new brand and website launch. Thank you for contributing to our history and strengthening our relationship with the community. As we reflect back on 2017, we remember these top achievements:
- Providers were recognized for patient care and expertise, including:
- 143 physicians in 44 different specialties recognized as ‘2017 Top Doctors’ by Minnesota Monthly magazine
- 40 physicians chosen as ‘2017 Top Doctors’ by their peers in Paul magazine
- 14 physicians chosen as ‘2017 Best Doctors for Women’ by Minnesota Monthly magazine
- 4 nurses named finalists for Paul magazine’s ‘Outstanding Nurses Awards of 2017’
- For the fifth consecutive year, HCMC is recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
- Our Hennepin EMS team star in a fun Super Bowl handoff video, generating hype for the big event.
- Hennepin Stroke Center earned designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest and most advanced certification available for a stroke center. The Hennepin Stroke Center treats over 80% of patients in less than 60 minutes compared to the national average of 59%.
- The smallest premature baby from 1942 celebrated his 75th Calvin Lepp weighed in at three-quarter pounds and was cared for by HCMC – then Minneapolis General Hospital – staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He was discharged after four months of hospitalization. Calvin’s birthday was an opportunity to celebrate advancements in premature infant care. Babies and their parents who graduated from HCMC’s NICU were invited to reunite with their NICU care teams.
- North Loop Clinic and Pharmacy opened its doors on April 17th as the eighth neighborhood clinic to join the HCMC system. The 6,300 square foot clinic in the TractorWorks Building on Washington Avenue offers family medicine, dermatology (including cosmetic), allergy, integrative health, women’s health services, and a full-service pharmacy.
- HCMC is recognized as the largest employer in the state as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by the Minnesota Department of Health.
- The robotic surgical system, da Vinci Xi, arrives at HCMC. Surgeons will perform minimally invasive procedures with a higher degree of precision with many benefits to patients, including smaller incisions, less blood loss, faster recovery, fewer complications, and less post-surgery pain. The da Vinci Xi will also be used for teaching and training surgical students.
- The Crisis Residence, a 16-bed, short-term residential facility for people in need of mental health treatment and crisis planning, welcomed its first resident in August! Staff will work with residents to improve their quality of life through therapeutic services and reconnecting them with the community and family.
- Richfield Clinic and Pharmacy celebrated its first year in their new building. Since its relocation, the clinic has added five specialties, including urology, sports medicine, Ob/GYN and internal medicine/geriatrics. The clinic has had 4,016 more visits than the previous year with the addition of only four new support staff members!
- For the seventh summer, HCMC cafeteria serves free lunch to kids in need. The Summer Meals Program is federally funded and provides nutritious meals to children during summer vacation when the National School Lunch Program meals are not available. The Summer Meals Program is one of several efforts by HCMC to address hunger and food insecurity among patients and community members.