Mercy Hospital

To improve health care quality and cut costs, collaboration instead of competition

[MinnPost, Sept. 15, 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 known as […]

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 […]

Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Allina Health metro hospitals among state’s best says U.S. News & World Report

[BusinessWire, Aug. 8, 2017] Abbott Northwestern Hospital retained the first place ranking for Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 rankings released today. Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, and United Hospital, St. Paul, were each selected as a Best Regional Hospital. “We focus on quality […]

Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, is a camp sponsor. Photo by ABC Newspapers.

Lots of life lessons learned at Coon Rapids Safety Camp

[ABC Newspapers, July 28, 2017] Members of the Coon Rapids police and fire departments, Allina Health, U.S. Air Force hosted the Coon Rapids Safety Camp on July 18 and 19 near the Coon Rapids Ice Arena. The camp has been held for over 20 years. The program’s mission is to promote awareness and importance about […]

Why expecting moms count kicks

[KSTP-TV, July 23, 2017] Many expectant parents are turning to apps to help them get through the pregnancy and track the movements of their babies before their born. In fact, an Iowa mom recently made national headlines for crediting a “kick” app for saving her newborn’s life. Dr. Patricia Harper is an OB/GYN with Allina […]

Amin Rahmatullah, MD

Doctor patient communication and better health

[Minnesota Public Radio, June 16, 2017] Cardiologist Amin Rahmattulah, MD, who practices at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, was featured on Minnesota Public Radio. He was part of a round-table discussion about physician-patient communication based on the book What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Here’s the podcast:

Mercy and Unity hospitals begin new era as ‘One Hospital, Two Campuses’

[Sun Focus, January 16, 2017] For the past 50 years, two Allina Health hospitals – Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley – have collaborated on many services for patients in the North Metro. That collaboration has resulted in enhanced care for the north metro communities and has set the stage for […]

Hospital Spotlight – Q&A with Tim Bollig, Operations Manager for Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

Hospital Spotlight – Q&A with Tim Bollig, Operations Manager for Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

[DOTmed.com, May 11, 2016] HealthCare Business News recently caught up with Tim Bollig to learn more about his history in health care and to get the latest about medical imaging at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health. HCB News: What inspired you to get involved in health care? Tim Bollig: My mom was a nurse […]

Unity Hospital

Allina merging hospitals in Anoka County

[Star Tribune, May 10. 2016] Allina Health is merging under one license two acute care hospitals in Anoka County, as the Minneapolis-based system tries to eliminate duplicate services at the nearby medical centers. Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley will continue distinct operations, but the smaller medical center in Fridley next […]

With flu widespread, Allina restricts hospital visits

[Minnesota Public Radio, March 1, 2016] Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients. Infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame said Allina will give nurses the authority to […]