Diana Cutts, MD appointed Chair of Pediatrics

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Diana Cutts, MD, has been appointed Chair of Pediatrics at Hennepin Healthcare. Dr. Cutts served as Interim Chair since 2018 and was selected as permanent chair following a national and local search process.

Dr. Cutts joined the Department of Pediatrics in 1992 as a staff pediatrician and Medical Director of the Growth and Nutrition Clinic. She is the Pediatric Consultant to the Mother-Baby Program/Redleaf Center for Family Healing and has served as the director of the department’s Office of Pediatric Research and Advocacy since 1998. Prior to serving as the Interim Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Cutts served as the Assistant Chief of Pediatrics for 11 years.

Dr. Cutts is a national leader in childhood growth and nutrition and is the Co-Lead Principal Investigator for Children’s HealthWatch, a network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and serves on the Child Health Advisory Committee at the U of M and the board of directors of Minnesota Hunger Impact Partners. Of particular note, Dr. Cutts was recently recognized with the 2019 Safety Net Champion Award at the Many Faces of Community Health Conference for advancing research, policy, and programming for children and families.

Dr. Cutts completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and studied medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. She completed residency training and chief residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston City Hospital in 1986. ​

Hennepin Healthcare sees more than 100,000 patients from birth to young adulthood across our system every year. More than half of them are seen by providers from the Department of Pediatrics. From general primary care to a large array of sub-specialty care, a developmentally-appropriate, family-centered focus brings this vital expertise to the community, trainees, and research.

HCMC Richfield Clinic to move to Market Plaza

The HCMC Richfield Clinic in the Hub Shopping Center is expanding and moving to Market Plaza at the corner of 66th St. and Lyndale Avenue this fall. The clinic will double in size and include a pharmacy in the new location.

“The current location has served our patients well for 20 years, but we’ve simply outgrown the physical space,” said Scott Wordelman, HCMC Vice President Ambulatory Care. “Staying in the community was a priority and the new location meets the needs of our current patients and allows for future growth.  It is very visible in the community and only two blocks away from our current location.”

Richfield Clinic will continue to offer convenient primary care and specialty services, extended hours and Saturday appointments, and free parking. The new site will include a full-service pharmacy to serve the needs of clinic patients and the rest of the community.

“As we add new community and neighborhood locations, like Golden Valley and St. Anthony Village where we opened clinics in recent years, we also want to improve our existing clinics where we have a loyal patient base and we are doing that in Richfield,” said Wordelman. “The Market Plaza location gives us the flexibility to respond to the health care needs of the community while providing room to do even more, like expand our Health Care Home program.”

The new clinic will offer Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Certified Nurse-Midwife care. Services will include laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy. Patients will also have access to Primary Care Behavioral Health, a new model that integrates behavioral healthcare services in the primary care setting.

The Richfield Clinic has been caring for the residents of Richfield, South Minneapolis, and the south metro area since 1996. For more information on providers and services, go to www.hcmc.org/Richfield.