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Allina to employ hundreds at ‘customer experience center’ in Coon Rapids

[Coon Rapids Herald, Oct. 30, 2018] Allina Health has announced it will open a new “customer experience center” in Coon Rapids next year. The facility will centralize Allina Health call centers and integrate phone and digital capabilities into one location. Located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids, the customer experience center provides more than 58,000 […]

Allina Health expands, upgrades around Uptown

[Southwest Journal, Oct. 30, 2018] Allina Health is heavily investing in Southwest Minneapolis. The health care provider plans to open the area’s third location on the second floor of Calhoun Village at 3200 W. Lake St. in the spring of 2019. Allina extensively renovated its Isles clinic at 2800 Hennepin Ave. last summer, and operates […]

Some schools dropping Halloween celebrations

[MPR News, Oct. 29, 2018] Traditional school Halloween celebrations are going away in favor of more educational activities in some schools and that’s not sitting well with some parents. In one school, an E-STEM day — that’s environmental education, science, technology, engineering and math, is taking its place. Allina Health child and teen psychologist Dr. […]

October is breast cancer awareness month

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 28, 2018] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to women that the best way to survive breast cancer is to detect it early. Sharon Ernst is a mammogram specialist at St. Francis Regional Medical Center and a breast cancer survivor. She talked with KSTP News about her story, why getting mammograms […]

Preventing maternal pregnancy-related deaths in Minnesota

[KARE 11, Oct. 25, 2018] Minnesota is among the best states in the nation when it comes to preventing maternal pregnancy-related deaths. What are we doing that works – and what could we do better? Allina Health’s leader of the its Mother Baby program, Dr. Lisa Saul, talked with KARE 11 about the problem. Dr. […]

Help for people struggling with gambling addictions

[KARE 11, Oct. 25, 2018] It’s estimated more than five million Americans battle gambling addiction, and experts say many of them started by betting on sports or fantasy leagues. There’s also a growing body of evidence that people are becoming addicted to fantasy sports sites even though those sites aren’t technically regulated as online betting […]

Heart of New Ulm project earns national recognition

[Mankato Free Press, Oct. 25, 2018] New Ulm’s decade-long project addressing heart health recently earned national recognition, giving stakeholders hope it could lead other communities to pursue similar initiatives. “Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project,” a partnership between Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, received the 2018 Heart Healthy Stroke […]

Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands. “The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because […]

Allina ‘customer experience center’ to open in Coon Rapids next year

Allina ‘customer experience center’ to open in Coon Rapids next year

[Coon Rapids Herald, Oct. 18, 2018] Allina Health has announced it will open a new “customer experience center” in Coon Rapids next year. The facility will centralize Allina Health call centers and integrate phone and digital capabilities into one location. Located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids, the customer experience center provides more than 58,000 […]

Courage Kenny patient receives gift from non-profit

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 17, 2018] Danielle “Nella” Pitzen is recovering at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car crash last April. Wednesday, at CKRI, the charity Birdies4Brains donated $5,500 to Nella and her family to help cover the costs of her recovery.