Allina Health EMS

Mark Reina and family.

Allina Health paramedic uses military experience to save lives

[Isanti County News, Nov. 7, 2018] For veteran and Allina Health paramedic Mark Reina, a career in emergency medical services wasn’t something he anticipated while growing up, but it has become something he’s grown to love. After spending his childhood in a rural area of upstate New York, Reina knew he wanted to escape the […]

Allina Health EMS ready for 4th of July

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2018] On a holiday like the 4th of July, most folks are spending time with family and enjoying the celebrations. But for Allina Health EMS paramedics and EMTs it’s another work day that can bring some special concerns. KSTP News rode along on this 4th to see what happens.

Teaming up to save a life

[Sun ThisWeek, May 25, 2018] Lakeville Police, Allina Health, Lakeville Fire and Life Time Fitness representatives were awarded life saver certificates and pins at the May 21 City Council meeting. In March, a man was playing pickleball at Lakeville Life Time Fitness when he had a heart attack. Staff at Life Time called an ambulance […]

Cambridge celebrates EMS Week

Allina Health EMS dispatcher meets baby he helped deliver

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 18, 2018] Two months after Hannah and Taylor Lindeman welcomed their third daughter, Poppy Noel, into the world, the proud parents finally got a chance to introduce her to the man who helped coach them through the roadside delivery. It was Christmas day on the side of Highway 8 in Chisago […]

Allina paramedic’s stray from routine leads to evacuation of burning home

[KARE 11, Dec. 29, 2017] Sometimes the most simple decisions have profound impacts in life. You could say that was the case on Thursday for Kathy Reitan, a paramedic for Allina Health EMS. Leaving their base in Anoka, she and her partner Bruce Anderson took a right on 7th avenue. “Generally we go out and […]

Allina dispatcher walks couple, officer through roadside birth

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 25, 2017] As most people unwrapped presents Christmas morning, Hannah Lindeman and her husband Taylor were headed to United Hospital in St. Paul with a daughter on the way. The birth was four weeks ahead of schedule, a holiday surprise that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “roadside delivery.” Unable to […]

Rare medical alliance boosts care in northwest metro

[Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2017] Ann Losness didn’t want to go back to Mercy Hospital Unity Camps after a four-day stay for heart problems, and the hospital didn’t want her back either. They had gotten along fine — but return visits can be frustrating, expensive and ultimately preventable if hospitals adequately prep patients to go […]

Cambridge-Isanti teachers prepped to deal with medical emergencies

[KSTP-TV, Aug. 30, 2017] As their final week of summer vacation wraps up, teachers in the Cambridge-Isanti school district are getting an interactive lesson like they’ve never had before. Step by step, these teachers learn the process of what to do and how to do it — and what a real medical emergency at school […]

Paramedics stay on high alert over holiday weekend

[KSTP-TV, July 2, 2017] On a holiday weekend known for both fireworks and firewater, Allina Health EMS paramedics Crystal Gaughan and Mike Vander Heyden knew it could be a busy shift. “A lot of people probably have Monday off so they’re gonna party it up good today to celebrate the Fourth,” Vander Heyden said, accompanied […]