Mercy Hospital

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 […]

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Defibrillator made 50th anniversary possible

[Elk River Star, February 14, 2015] Dan Olson’s first defibrillator never went off in the 10 years it was implanted in his body. His second one replaced his first one about five years ago, and it stood guard under Olson’s skin between his heart and shoulder for nearly another five years before it was called […]

‘New Brother New Sister’ class prepares Blaine 4-year-old for life-changing arrival

[CTN, February 5, 2016] A new addition to a family can be an exciting time, but it’s not always easy for a child, learning to share toys, space, and attention. We met a Blaine family who found guidance in keeping their daughter involved and prepared for her future sibling’s arrival at Mercy Hospital, part of […]

Standing Desks Keeping Students on Their Toes at Andover High School

[CTN, December 11, 2015] A handful of students in District 11 are learning from a new perspective: on their feet. Andover High School is the first in Anoka-Hennepin to offer stand-up desks in hopes of healthier, more attentive learners. Brent Simons, MD, a non-interventional cardiologist with Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute at Buffalo, Mercy and […]

Cancer treatment is going beyond the chemo, surgery and recovery

[KSTP-TV, August 19, 2015] There’s a growing trend to help patients prepare ahead of time for treatment. It’s called “pre-habilitation” or “prehab.” Allina Health has launched a program. Todd Wilson looked into this new approach.

The wig guy

[KMSP-TV, July 5, 2015] Imagine if you were suddenly unable to do the things you were most passionate about. Sadly, for too many people, a cancer diagnosis robs them of those things. But a local cancer survivor has found a way to make peace with the past, and he’s now inspiring others to move forward […]

World’s smallest pacemaker meets initial safety and performance standards

[KSTP-TV, May 22, 2015] The Food and Drug Administration is analyzing first-of-its-kind data on a new miniature pacemaker that can get you moving in just a couple of days. Seventeen out of the 140 patients worldwide who received the special pacemaker inserted are right here in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation was […]