Category Archives: HCMC Press Releases

NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, MD to visit patients, colleagues at HCMC

NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, MD returned from his mission to the International Space Station in December, and now he’s returning to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) for a visit – the Level I Trauma Center where he completed his emergency … Continue reading

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HCMC Clinic and pharmacy to open in North Loop area of downtown Minneapolis

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) will open a new clinic and pharmacy to serve people living and working in the North Loop area and central business district in downtown Minneapolis. “North Loop is the fastest growing residential neighborhood in Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Late business leader Pat Fallon supports brain injury research at HCMC

The late Twin Cities advertising executive Pat Fallon left a bequest supporting traumatic brain injury research at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). The Hennepin Health Foundation today announced a major gift from Pat to support the Rockswold Kaplan Chair for … Continue reading

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Ford W. Bell, DVM named Vice President of Philanthropy/Community Relations at HCMC

Ford W. Bell, DVM has been named vice president of philanthropy/community relations of Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and president of the Hennepin Health Foundation. Dr. Bell has been serving as interim president of the foundation since August. Under his … Continue reading

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Abbott, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Collaborate to Launch the Nation’s Largest, Single-Center Prospective Study on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers aim to develop a standard approach for evaluating and diagnosing traumatic brain injury, including concussion Study will include various evaluation methods, including analysis of blood-based biomarkers, eye tracking and imaging to help classify severity of head injury According to the … Continue reading

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HCMC offering nitrous oxide to help moms cope with pain during labor

The same analgesic offered for dental procedures is now being offered to laboring moms at The Birth Center at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Nitrous oxide is the latest option for patients coping with pain during labor – whether it’s … Continue reading

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Healthy work/life balance is essential for caregivers

Office for Professional Worklife is the first of its kind to address physician stress For many professions, finding the right balance between work schedules and home life can be challenging. Health care providers are not immune to this issue. In … Continue reading

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