Category Archives: HCMC News

Minnesota Poison Control System: Educate Before You Medicate

National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25, 2017 The Minnesota Poison Control System and Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, are reminding all Minnesotans that medications can be helpful but must be used and handled with care. “Poisonings can … Continue reading

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HCMC’s transplant program marks World Kidney Day

  On Thursday, March 9, 2017 Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) will partner with the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about kidney transplant as part of World Kidney Day. The event is one of many taking place during March, … Continue reading

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Smallest premature infant from 1942 celebrates 75th birthday

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HCMC launches clinical trial to treat brain injury using vagus nerve stimulation

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Comprehensive Cancer Center receives national accreditation for breast cancer care

HCMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center was recently fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This means they meet the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast. “Without everyone working … Continue reading

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Carbon monoxide poisoning risk increases as temperature decreases

Carbon monoxide – odorless, colorless, and tasteless – is a deadly hazard all year round but it becomes a particular threat during cold weather because space heaters, furnaces, and stoves are used more often. The Minnesota Poison Control System is … Continue reading

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Newborns at HCMC get a new ride

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) recently welcomed a special delivery of 60 brand new bassinets for its newest patients. HCMC is the first hospital in the Twin Cities to carry the Nära Bassinet made by Stryker (“Nära” means “near” in … Continue reading

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