Category Archives: HCMC Press Releases

Got a brain injury question? Ask an expert on March 13

Public invited to “Ask the Brain Injury Experts” event Unlike a wrist or ankle fracture where a cast, splint or minor surgery can help return function back to “normal,” an injury to the brain can present unique challenges. No two … Continue reading

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National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program Recognizes Hennepin Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Certified Safe Sleep Champion,” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are the first hospital in Minnesota to receive this title. The … Continue reading

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University of Minnesota and Hennepin Healthcare Medical experts restore movement and autonomic function in patients with complete paralysis

Study demonstrates spinal cord stimulation as a treatment for chronic spinal cord injury There are more than 290,000 people estimated to be living in the United States with a spinal cord injury. Previously, it has been shown that it is … Continue reading

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Preemie “graduates” after spending entire 515 days of life in hospital

Oliver Rodriguez-Ocampo has spent each of his 515 days of life at HCMC since his birth on July 20 of last year. To celebrate his “graduation” from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and now the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) … Continue reading

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Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center installs United States’ first pass-through endoscope reprocessor to enhance patient safety

Advanced technology from Medivators, Cantel Medical’s Endoscopy division, will help establish organization’s endoscope reprocessing department as new gold standard Hennepin Healthcare, a comprehensive health system dedicated to advancing today’s endoscope reprocessing standards, announced today its partnership with Cantel Medical to … Continue reading

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Siblings bonded by a kidney, sense of humor, and organ donation message

On Wednesday, April 11 at 11:05am Hennepin Healthcare will celebrate the thousands of lives changed thanks to its 55th year of kidney transplant at a flag-raising ceremony outside HCMC’s 717 South 6th St. entrance. Every year Hennepin Healthcare honors donors … Continue reading

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HCMC first in U.S. to use ResQCPR System in its Emergency Department for patients with cardiac arrest

Emergency department personnel at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) are now using the ResQCPR™ System to care for cardiac arrest patients. HCMC is the first hospital in the U.S. to use the system that relies on intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) … Continue reading

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