Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Renovated emergency department at Allinna’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital on display

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2018] The $25 million renovation and expansion of Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department was opened for area media to tour. The improvements include three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, and five additional mental health beds […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital shows off new emergency department

[KARE 11, Dec. 19, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital is unveiling its renovated emergency department today. The hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities. The $25 million renovation includes three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, including a grieving […]

What to know about in vitro fertilization

[Insider, Dec. 7, 2018] In vitro fertilization (IVF), is a complicated process and arguably one of the most well-known fertility treatments. You’ve likely at least heard the term before, but you still might not know much about what it is. According to the US National Library of Medicine, IVF is the “joining of a woman’s […]

Doctors optimistic about new peanut allergy treatment

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 19, 2018] There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of people who suffer from peanut allergies. Dr. Allan Stillerman, an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Specialists and a member of the Allina Health Clinical Research Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital West Health, says he’s optimistic about this […]

The dangers of vaping

[WCCO Radio, Nov. 17, 2018] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to limit the sale of sweet-flavored e-cigarette products in places where people under the age of 18 can freely shop. The agency will also take aim at flavored cigars and menthol-flavored cigarettes in an effort to keep kids from getting hooked […]

Allina Health Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 9, 2018] A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure. The life saved was his own and it may not have happened if his girlfriend, Ellie, didn’t realize something was seriously wrong with him. Ellie called 911 and soon Cole was inside the […]

Twin Cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications

[Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2018] Twin Cities hospitals are struggling amid a nationwide shortage to keep adequate supplies of critical care drugs, including pain meds like fentanyl and morphine that are necessary to surgery and recovery. As the long-simmering shortage ripples across the U.S. health care system, local hospitals and health systems are designating special […]

Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson’s Disease

[KARE 11, Aug. 13, 2018] Actor Alan Alda revealed recently that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologist Dr. Eleanor Orehek, from Noran Clinic and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about the disease and what’s new in the fight against it.

Minnetonka High School students mourn death of classmate

[KMSP Fox 9, July 16, 2018] After the Friday shooting death of a Chanhassen teen, his classmates are mourning his death. Allina Health adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Diana Pandey, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, told Fox 9 News kids feeling the loss should be encouraged to talk about what they are feeling.