Heart and Vascular Center Utilized the Impella 5.5 Heart Pump For the First Time

The Heart and Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center achieved a significant milestone on October 1 when, for the first time, utilized the Impella 5.5 heart pump to successfully treat a patient during a procedure performed by Dr. Robert Fleming. The Impella devices are reputed to be the world’s smallest heart pumps which is […]

Hutch Regional One of Two Hospital in Kansas to Perform Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Treatments

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in Kansas to perform a new, FDA-approved lung valve treatment for patients afflicted with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema. The first local procedure of this type was successfully performed last week by Dr. Mo Al-Halawani with Hutchinson Pulmonology Associates, located within our hospital. The […]

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Efforts To Improve Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally […]

Wingcopter Medical Delivery Drones Coming to Hutch Regional

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German drone manufacturer, Spright is creating a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery network across the United States. As a result of the nation’s […]

Hutch Regional Behavioral Health Unit Reopens Following $400,000 Remodel

The Behavioral Health Unit at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) reopens today following an extensive remodel. Wes Hoyt, Chief Operating Officer for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS), said the $400,000 four-month project on the hospital’s third floor included a major update to each of the rooms in the 14-bed unit along with the addition of […]

Hutch Regional Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center has been designated one of only two of the state’s 122 hospitals to be designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence® (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Geographically, HRMC is the only hospital in the western two thirds of Kansas to hold this distinction. The DICOE designation is an […]

Health Alert: Reno County Overdoses

From: Laurie Moody Reno County Communications Specialist 620-694-2568 | laurie.moody@renogov.org There has been an alarming increase in fatal and non-fatal overdoses in Reno County, including three in a 24-hour period. Since June 17, there have been 15 overdoses, one of which was fatal, and four heroin overdoses requiring multiple doses of Naloxone within a period […]

Hutch Regional Joins Community Organizations in Support of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) will join community organizations during the week of April 18-24 in support and observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The annual observance was established in 1981 and has grown to include communities from throughout the nation. This year’s theme—”Support Victims, Build Trust. Engage Communities” emphasizes the importance of the […]