New Ulm Medical Center

Findings suggest The Heart of New Ulm Project has helped lower heart disease risk

[New Ulm Journal, April 10, 2017] Since Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) started back in 2009, people who live and work in New Ulm have made a variety of changes to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce their risk for heart disease. For the past eight years, researchers at The […]

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 […]

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‘Heart of New Ulm Project’ Wins National Award

[KEYC-TV, August 19, 2014] New Ulm celebrates national recognition of its effort to eliminate heart attacks. The Heart of New Ulm Project won a 2014 Nova Award from the American Hospital Association last month. New Ulm Medical Center president Toby Frier, and Minneapolis Heart Institute project director Jackie Boucher, and Congressman Tim Walz were among […]

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Leaders praise Heart of New Ulm program

[Mankato Free Press, August 19, 2014] Local health care and political leaders on Tuesday celebrated a New Ulm project that recently won a national award for its achievements in improving community health. The Heart of New Ulm project received the NOVA award in July from the American Hospital Association. It was one of five projects […]

Heart of New Ulm helps residents fight heart disease

Heart of New Ulm helps residents fight heart disease

[Minnesota Public Radio, August 16, 2014] When her weight crept past 300 pounds last year, Denise Leitz, of New Ulm, Minn., knew something had to change. Her clothes didn’t fit. Airplane seat belts weren’t long enough to reach around her waist — and she was always in pain. “I would drop something on the floor […]

Health beat: Signs of success for the Heart of New Ulm project

[Star Tribune, August 15, 2014] Denise Leitz says Adrian Peterson almost ended her journey to better health. When AP dropped a key pass in a Vikings game last fall, Leitz biked from her house in a huff and fell and broke her hand. Her plan to bike her way to a healthy weight crashed with […]

New Ulm Medical Center offers holistic options

[New Ulm Journal, May 23, 2014] The New Ulm Medical Center celebrated its new partnership with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing on Thursday, with Penny George assisting Mayor Robert Beussman in cutting a ribbon in the hospital lobby. The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing was founded in 2003 and is […]

New Ulm Medical Center encourages use of MyChart

[KEYC TV, Oct. 15, 2013] The New Ulm Medical Center is encouraging their patients to access their medical records via the Allina Health system’s electronic medical records known as MyChart. The charts allow patients to access their medical records online, a service doctors say will cut down on hospital visits. Watch the report here.

Birth Center officially opens

Birth Center officially opens

[New Ulm Journal, June 29, 2013] New Ulm Medical Center, part of Allina Health, officially opened it’s newly expanded and remodeled birthing center Friday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $1 million project was supported by $200,000 in local donations. The project, which began in the fall of 2012, added two new labor and delivery rooms, […]

Heart of New Ulm starts ‘Lose it to win it’ challenge

Heart of New Ulm starts ‘Lose it to win it’ challenge

[New Ulm Journal, June 4, 2013] Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project has launched its newest community health challenge, “Lose it to Win it: Weigh in, New Ulm.” The free 12-month community health challenge is designed to help the community members lose weight or maintain weight and provide an opportunity to be […]