Making Our Home Better
At Hutchinson Regional, we believe it’s our duty to make our communities better, not only with high quality healthcare, but by partnering with other institutions in Reno Country (and beyond) to promote their causes.
Through donations, sponsorships, and active participation, Hutch Regional contributes to a growing list of organizations that share our desire to make Reno County a great place to live.
HRHS continues to build its relationship with United Way of Reno County, which returns 99 percent of its funds back into Reno County, including our very own Horizons Mental Health Center and Hospice & Homecare of Reno County.
Raffles, auctions, and a basketball challenge are highlights of our annual fundraising events, driven by our HRHS employees to raise funds for United Way. Recent years’ drives have raised nearly $100,000 each!
In 2017, an “Over the Edge” event raised $72,000 for United Way, thanks to a few truly fearless leaders (Wes Hoyt, Amanda Hullet, and Chris Kelly) willing to scale First National Bank in Hutchinson for charity.
HRHS continually prepares for all kinds of disasters, from weather events to mass casualties to evacuations to global pandemics.
Managers and frontline staff routinely initiate and carry out drills to improve emergency protocols, and recruit partners within the community to team up and test and fine tune procedures.
In March of 2017, when wildfires broke out in Reno County that burned over 6,000 acres, HRHS was quick to provide services and support to the community. Hospice & Homecare of Reno County sent registered nurses to the Red Cross shelter to care for 70 residents and Horizons Mental Health Center offered 13 employees to provide services at the shelter.
We’re a proud, long-time partner of The American Heart Association (AHA) on a number of health initiatives, including training citizens in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In 2016 alone, the AHA trained nearly 7,000 Reno County residents in CPR.
In 2017, Hutch Regional and AHA worked in conjunction on the annual Heart Walk, an event aimed at raising funds to save lives from heart disease.
State Fair Sponsor
We’re proud to have an educational and medical presence at the Kansas State Fair.
HRHS is the sole sponsor of the Fair’s “Kansas’ Largest Classroom,” a program that welcomes students from preschool through college to explore the fairgrounds and undertake hands-on projects including art, agriculture, the milking parlor, and the spelling bee.
Additionally, Reno County EMS personnel, which operate under the umbrella of HRHS, are on duty at the fairgrounds during the 10-day State Fair to assist fairgoers with their medical needs and emergencies.
Each month, First Course teaches about 200 participants about healthy living, heart health, physical therapy, and a wide range of other subjects that fall into the scope of Hutch Regional services. We’re proud to sponsor this important spotlight on health in our community.
Stop the Bleed
This program is an educational effort by our Trauma Center and Emergency Department staff to train the public how to deal with the aftermath of a mass casualty event. Our goal is to train bystanders to become equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professionals arrive on scene.
We blend education with action at our biannual health fairs. We partner with the Hutchinson Recreation Commission and the Soroptimists to offer free health screenings, teach healthy lifestyle education, and more.