Allina Health System

Mindful Moms program helps pregnant women struggling with anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 23, 2017] We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but we hear far less about moms-to-be battling their anxieties while still pregnant? A new support group from Allina Health aims to provide moms some guidance and a holistic approach to deal with the stress.

Skiing injuries — how to prevent them, how to recover

[KARE 11, Feb. 6, 2017] We’re in the heart of the ski season and with skiing comes skiing injuries. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician at Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists, talked with KARE 11 News about how to prevent injuries and how to recover if they do happen.

Allina’s Change to Chill helps Shakopee High students cope with stress

[Shakopee Valley News, Jan. 28, 2017] During homeroom, Jennie Diep-Nguyen, 16, said she would normally be on her phone or catching up on homework. Either way, she would be stressed. Instead, Diep-Nguyen spent a recent Friday homeroom before lunch laughing with two friends and pouring gold glitter into a small bottle of water. The three […]

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

[Healthcare Informatics, Jan, 25, 2017] What does it look like to leverage data and IT at a very deep level and help to rework core clinical processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs? The leaders at Allina Health know, because they’re doing it. And they’re doing it particularly intensively […]

Allina Health donates former Braham clinic building to child resource center

[Isanti County News, December 7, 2016] Allina Health has turned over the keys to the building that formerly housed its Braham clinic to the East Central Children’s Resource Center, a child advocacy organization. The donation by Allina Health will allow the building to be used as an advocacy center for abused or neglected children, with […]

New Ulm health project paying off seven years later

[Star Tribune, November 23, 2016] The Heart of New Ulm Project, the effort of Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, proved that a town known for beer and brats could improve its cardiovascular fitness if residents received guidance and support to eat better, exercise more and make better use of medical care. Blood […]

Allina’s Duncan Gallagher named CFO of the Year

[Business Journal, November 18, 2016] The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Allina Health Chief Financial Officer Duncan Gallagher the CFO of the Year for nonprofits. Though Allina Health’s highest-profile challenge this year was a labor standoff with nurses, the health system has been working on several fronts to balance cost and care, and Chief […]

Rethinking end-of-life dread

[Minnesota Public Radio, November 17, 2016] New research shows the emotional and social quality of life near its end may not be nearly as bad as many expected. Sandy Schellinger, palliative nurse with Allina Health LifeCourse, talked about new studies she and other researchers are presenting this week to the Gerontology Society of America. Listen […]

A Minneapolis neighborhood improves health from grassroots up

[Star Tribune, November 13, 2016] Lee Younger isn’t a doctor, but he makes daily rounds through the halls of his Phillips neighborhood apartment building, checking on the health of neighbors and offering help and support. Younger has been making his rounds for more than six years as a volunteer with the Backyard Initiative, a health […]

More kids specializing in single sports risk injury

[WCCO Radio, October 31, 2016] It’s becoming more and more common for teens, and even younger kids, to specialize in a single sport all year long in hopes they’ll be able to play at higher levels. But the statistics are clear, kids that do are more prone to injuries than kids who play a variety […]