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Allina Health EMS to serve Lino Lakes starting June 1

Allina Health EMS to serve Lino Lakes starting June 1

[Quad Community Press, May 19, 2020] As of June 1, the ambulance service in Lino Lakes is set to change. The Lino Lakes City Council has now taken action so that it has a say in what that change looks like. The city approved a resolution May 11 calling for Allina Health EMS to be […]

Allina EMS, First Responders, watch Minnesota Guard flyover

[KSTP-TV, May 6, 2020] The Minnesota National Guard honored COVID-19 frontline caregivers with a flyover of Twin Cities hospitals Wednesday. Allina Health EMS crews, along with Coon Rapids police and fire first responders, gathered at Allina Health’s Mercy Hospital to watch the spectacle.

Ambulance providers say they have enough PPE for now; it’s lack of calls that worries them

[MPR News, April 15, 2020] Calls for ambulances have dropped 10 to 40 percent statewide. While sheltering in place has reduced common types of emergency calls across the country, Bruce Hildebrandt, ambulance operations manager for Allina Health EMS and president of the Minnesota Ambulance Association, said he’s worried the decrease in calls means people are […]

Allina Health EMS ready for COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] The first line of response to COVID-19 may be emergency medical service paramedics and EMTs. Allina Health EMS providers are well prepared for that job.

Allina Health proposes new EMS services for River Falls area

Allina Health proposes new EMS services for River Falls area

[RiverTown Multimedia, Jan. 21, 2020] In another wave from the wake of EMS department financial sustainability, River Falls is now exploring service provisions from Allina Health. The city sent requests for proposals to all known non-governmental area EMS service providers in November 2019. Allina Health and North Memorial were the only two responders. A review […]

Allina Health paramedic uses magic to calm kids in an emergency

[CBS Morning News, November 7, 2019] For many people, especially children, a ride in the back of an ambulance can be scary. That prompted Allina Health EMS paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz to look for a way to take scary out of that ride. His answer, magic. CBS Morning News followed Ivan for a day to see […]

Allina Health paramedic works magic in the back of his ambulance

[KSTP-TV, August 28, 2019] Allina Health Paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz runs on emergencies all over the north metro. And, in many cases, the most potent medicine might be in a little black bag he carries. “I have lots of decks of cards, coins, balls,” Mazurkiewicz said. A professional paramedic and an amateur magician, Mazurkiewicz finds a way […]

Quick response by first responders saves airport heart attack victim

[KMSP Fox 9, August 26, 2019] When a passenger keeled over with a sudden cardiac arrest at MSP International Airport recently, fast action by first responders and the use of sophisticated new equipment saved his life. Allina Health EMS medical director Dr. Charles Lick explained it was speed and teamwork that saved the man’s life.

Allina Health paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz uses magic tricks in the back of his ambulance to soothe his youngest patients. (Star Tribune photo)

Allina Health paramedic works magic — literally — when responding to emergencies involving kids

[Star Tribune, August 16, 2019] Ivan Mazurkiewicz knows there will never be a typical day on his job. As a paramedic for Allina Health, he might be called to assist an older adult who’s taken a bad fall, before rushing to the home of someone else going into cardiac arrest. But it’s children whose medical […]

Allina Health Paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz received the Allina Health Commitment to Care Award for his efforts to calm pediatric patients with his magic.

Ambulance Magic: Connecting with pediatric patients

[Epoch Times, August 12, 2019] Riding in the back of an ambulance can be a traumatic experience, especially for children. It can also be hard on the paramedics responsible for treating the patient on the way to the hospital. One first responder had a harrowing experience treating a child, and now he’s connecting with his […]