Allina Health EMS dispatcher honored as national dispatcher of the year

[Firehouse Magazine, April 29, 2015] Emergency Medical Dispatcher James Domeier with Allina Health EMS (Minn.) is the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch’s (IAED) recipient of the NAVIGATOR 2015 Dispatcher of the Year Award. Domeier is also a National Guardsman and is on active duty right now in the Middle East. Presented to Domeier on April […]

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How a Faribault, Minn. man survived a stroke while driving

[KMSP Fox 9, April 29, 2015] When he did finally get the car stopped, his wife was nowhere in sight. It was then, luck (or fate) came into play. His daughter, Shannon Nelson, lives in Faribault, about 10 miles from her parents’ home outside of town. It was while she was running an errand to […]

Updated head lice guidelines

[KMSP Fox 9, April 28, 2015] They’re creepy and itchy, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says they’re not a reason to keep kids out of school. We’re talking about head lice. Allina Health Ramsey Clinic pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth agrees.

Bruce Jenner interview opens transgender discussion

[KARE 11, April 28, 2015] The Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer has brought more awareness to transgender issues. Dr. Lauren Fogel, a psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist with the Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic, talked with KARE 11 about the personal and social challenges that many transgender individuals face.

New device helps Twin Cities patients with complex aneurysms

[KSTP-TV, April 24, 2015] The FDA has approved a new medical device that’s giving patients who have complex aneurysms a dramatically better chance of surviving. Dr. Jesse Manunga, vascular surgeon at Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, said abdominal aortic aneurysms are difficult to treat. Many times the risks are too great to open […]

Breast cancer rates projected to increase

[WCCO-AM, April 22, 2015] A new report projects that breast cancer rates will increase substantially in the next 15 years. Dr. Michela Tsai, an oncologist with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwesten Hospital, talked to WCCO Radio about that report and what it means.

Allina gives 10,00 kids happy feet

[KARE 11, April 18, 2015] Allina Health‘s News Shoes, Healthy Kids project brought smile to the faces of about 10,000 kids today. Youngsters from families in need lined up at 16 locations across the Allina service area in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin to receive their brand new athletic shoes. KSTP-TV also covered the story. […]

Allina to give new shoes to 10,000 kids today

[KMSP Fox 9, April 18] For the second year, Allina Health is partnering with the footwear industry to give away 10,000 pair of athletic shoes and socks to kids in need. The New Shoes, Healthy Kids events will occur at 16 Allina Health and community locations throughout central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Today, 1500 Allina […]

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In a first, U.S. patient’s mitral heart valve replaced on tip of a catheter

[Star Tribune, April 4, 2015] Bob Hatzenbeller walked out of a Minneapolis hospital on Monday with a new mitral valve in his heart and no massive scar on his chest. It was a landmark occasion, at least for diseases of the mitral valve. Hatzenbeller became the first human patient in the United States to have […]

New Shoes, Healthy Kids

[WCCO-TV, April 17, 2015] Once again this year, Allina Health is partnering with the footwear industry to give away 10,000 pair of athletic shoes and socks to kids in need. The New Shoes, Healthy Kids events will occur at 16 Allina Health and community locations throughout central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Tomorrow, 1500 Allina Health […]