Hennepin Healthcare to Break Ground on New Healing Haven for Families

Patient families, including kids, will be part of groundbreaking of the new Redleaf Center for Family Healing, serving mothers, fathers and families coping with depression and anxiety on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Mothers and families struggling with the emotional and psychological challenges of pregnancy and parenting will celebrate Hennepin Healthcare’s groundbreaking of its Redleaf Center for Family Healing. Patient families, including kids and Hennepin County Commissioner District 3 Marion Greene will help break ground at the ceremony at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, outside Hennepin Healthcare on Chicago and Sixth Street.

The Center is a $30 million endeavor initiated by a $10 million transformational gift from the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation and a $2.25 million donation from the Pohlad family. The families will be honored at this event. The Center is projected to be completed in 2020.

One in seven new parents experience depression and other anxiety conditions – the most common complications of childbirth. The Redleaf Center for Family Healing will serve as a safe haven for struggling parents and families in need of help.

Through parent-child, integrative and resilience-promoting practices – and in partnership with communities most impacted by health inequities – the Redleaf Center will build parent capacity with a new model of care.

Support will be provided in the form of mental health and clinical services, a holistic nutrition and teaching kitchen, childcare services, integrative health services, and a family healing network.

About Hennepin Healthcare Foundation
Hennepin Healthcare Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the mission of Hennepin Healthcare. Founded in 2009, the foundation connects the generosity of the community to programs impacting patient care, community health, medical education and clinical research.

Center for Wound Healing opens at HCMC

The Center for Wound Healing opened June 14 at Hennepin County Medical Center. An advanced care center for the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds of the lower extremities, the Center for Wound Healing is provides the highest quality clinical services for patients who have chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, hypertension and other conditions.

The Center offers a comprehensive treatment program that employs the most advanced surgical and medical treatments available, including access to the new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, located adjacent to the Center for Wound Healing.

Dr. Adam R. Johnson

“We are focused on caring for those tenacious wounds that can really disrupt the lives of patients,” explains Dr. Adam R. Johnson, Medical Director for the clinic. “We understand how frustrating these wounds can be, and we want patients to heal as fast as possible. That’s why we’ve brought together the latest technology and expertise to the Center for Wound Healing, where patients – and their wounds – receive our undivided attention.”

The Center for Wound Healing features four private treatment rooms in a spacious, comfortable, easy-to-access setting. It’s located on the ground floor of the Purple Building ( P1.600) at 716 South 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis. Public parking is located in the HCMC parking ramp and directly across Park Avenue. Valet parking is also available at the 7th Street entrance. For more information, call 612.873.HEAL (612.873.4325).

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Going to a “dive” on St. Patty’s Day?

“Lucky” winner will dine in Hennepin County Medical Center’s hyperbaric chamber

“Dinner in the Hyperbaric Chamber” was put up as a silent auction item at HCMC’s Light Up the Night gala last December, benefiting HCMC’s education and training mission. The lucky winner of the auction item was an HCMC ophthalmologist who will share the prize with his wife and four other guests on Saturday, March 17 at 6:15 p.m.  It is a fun coincidence that the event is occurring on St. Patrick’s Day.

Patients “dive” at various atmospheres in the hyperbaric chamber to treat critical medical conditions such as gas gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism due to diving, trauma, or surgical procedures, and decompression sickness. It is also an important adjunct for specific wound healing conditions.

HCMC’s hyperbaric chamber is located at 619 S. 5th St. in Minneapolis. A new hyperbaric chamber is in the final stages of construction and will open in the next few months on the HCMC campus.