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Heart palpitations after eating – when to be concerned and foods to avoid

[US News & World Report, Feb. 11, 2020] Most of the time, you’re probably not paying any attention to your heartbeat. Sure, you know that your heart is constantly pumping blood throughout your body. You may even track heart rate, along with other vitals, through an Apple Watch or Fitbit. But you’re probably not physically […]

Here’s how caffeine, sugar, and alcohol impact your arthritis

Here’s how caffeine, sugar, and alcohol impact your arthritis

[Martha Stewart, Jan. 13, 2020] Arthritis can be a debilitating disease, and it affects a whopping 53 millions Americans—that’s 23 percent of all adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there is no one single cure for arthritis, many patients notice a direct correlation between the food they eat and the […]

Addressing social determinants of health in healthcare

Addressing social determinants of health in healthcare

[Medline, December 19, 2019] As healthcare providers, we know that the health of our patients is largely determined by factors outside of our hospitals and clinics, and that social and economic determinants, health behaviors and the physical environment significantly drive healthcare outcomes, utilization and costs. However, it is unclear how healthcare can best address these […]

Allina Health CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler named to 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

[Modern Healthcare, December 6, 2019] Allina Health president and CEO, Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards and recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to […]

New Ulm Medical Center splits social worker cost of social worker with health plan to curb emergency department overuse

New Ulm Medical Center splits social worker cost of social worker with health plan to curb emergency department overuse

[HospitalLeaders, December 5, 2019] New Ulm Medical Center struck a deal with a local payer willing to share the cost of a simple intervention. The arrangement has been paying dividends for seven years. Patients who use the emergency department at least three times within four months at Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center in New […]

Surprising tips on how to sleep better

[Parade, November 6, 2019] Want to know how to sleep better? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Inaugural Sleep Health Index, 45 percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep has impacted their daily activities at least once in the past seven days. And in addition to affecting your performance on […]

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

[Modern Healthcare, Sept. 14, 2019] A growing focus on patient-centered care—sometimes being called person centered care—at health systems is putting a spotlight on access, experience and the possibility of “hospital at home.” Health systems are broadening their definition of patient-centered care, sometimes extending the concept beyond clinical care by replacing the term “patient” with a […]

Change to Chill: Local students take action to ease school stress

[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019] The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2013, when student survey data showed a marked increase in the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Experts across the health system met with local teens, later giving shape to what is now […]

Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

[Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2019] Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The program honors physician and nurse leaders working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential […]

Patient access is the next frontier for health systems

[Modern Healthcare, May 18, 2019] It’s no longer enough to be there when a patient needs care. Now, health systems are seeking ways to get ahead by providing support before a patient experiences a health issue. Health systems are “expanding the notion of health,” according to Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO of Minneapolis-based Allina Health. That […]