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Marianne Knutson

Patient & Provider in One

Soon after Marianne Knutson started working at Hennepin County Medical Center, she became a patient here. After nearly fifteen years, she’s still both. The Laboratory Manager credits her longevity as a patient to the relationships she has built with her health care providers, who all have supported and empowered Marianne and her husband to participate in her care. As they work together as partners to treat her condition, Marianne and her providers have shared moments of hope, disappointment, and surprising tenderness. Through her experiences as both a provider and patient, Marianne has learned how important it is for providers to simply listen.

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