Allina Health System

Special care for aging loved ones

[KARE 11, March 6, 2018] The older we get, the more health problems we likely will face. While some of those issues are a normal part of the aging process, others are not and should be treated by someone specializing in ailments that impact seniors. . Experts say that may mean it’s time to see […]

Do the rewards of sleep aids outweigh the risks?

[KARE 11, Feb. 13, 2018] While Americans are actually getting more zzz’s a night — a whopping 18 minutes, but a one-third of seniors say they have to take a sleep aid in order to fall asleep. But do the rewards of sleep aids outweigh the risks? Dr. Daniel Kessler, a sleep specialist at Allina […]

Allina Health hospitals start visitor restrictions due to flu

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 2, 2018] It’s the middle of the flu season in Minnesota. And as such, Allina Health is taking steps at all of its facilities to prevent influenza from spreading. Starting Tuesday, new visitor restrictions are in place at each of Allina Health’s 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinics. Allina has seen an […]

As flu spreads, Allina hospitals restricting visitors

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 29, 2017] The flu is now considered “widespread” across Minnesota. In other words, the flu virus has been reported at hospitals all over the state. Allina Health hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors to stop the spread. “We say stay at home if you can,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist […]

Making a difference: Regina Hospital physical therapist helps in Peru

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 7, 2017] A local physical therapist from Regina Hospital recently spent a week in Chiclayo, Peru, distributing wheelchairs to people in need. Anna Mangan was part of a team of mechanics, therapists, support staff and seamstresses who served 208 people in the last week of October. “I saw many individuals hadn’t […]

Allina adds extra security for controlled substance prescriptions

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 27, 2017] Allina Health is among the first healthcare providers in the Twin Cities to meet federal requirements for having two layers of security for practitioners sending electronic prescriptions for controlled substances to pharmacies. “We’re making sure the prescriptions go there without any potential for forgeries of those prescriptions,” Lee Mork said, who […]

More than 7300 bikes donated to Free Bikes 4 Kidz

[KARE 11, 2017] Grey skies and a little rain didn’t keep people from coming to more than 50 Allina Health sites to donate used bikes for Free Bikes 4 Kidz. It was the seventh year that Allina has teamed up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bikes. And this year, the public donated […]

Donated bikes wanted for Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 7, 2017] For the seventh year in a row, Allina Health is teaming up with the nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collected used bikes from the public that will be cleaned up and repaired, then given to kids of families in need. Allina and FB4K spokespeople talked with KSTP-TV News about the […]

The community gardens at Unity Hospital are part of a bigger focus at Unity to make healthy connections with the community/

Fitness and fun this fall at the library

[Pierce County Herald, September 2, 2017] Looking for a social outlet paired with healthy lifestyle choices? The Fitness and Fun program might be for you! Sign up for Yoga with CJ at noon Sept. 7 and 21, or join in a group walk with Florence at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Eat Well on Four Dollars […]

How health care collaboration can improve quality and cut costs

[Twin Cities Business Magazine, September 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative […]