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Allina now offers online health visits for all

Allina now offers online health visits for all

[Isanti-Chisago County Star, March 29, 2018] Allina Health’s new online medical care platform, Everyday Online, is now available to anyone, not just established Allina Health patients. This new platform, Allina Health Everyday Online, continues to offer diagnosis and treatment from trusted, board-certified Allina Health providers for a variety of common everyday conditions, like sinus infections […]

Regina Hospital employee volunteers in Guatemala through Allina Health program

[Hastings Star Gazette, March 26, 2018] It was a desire to do more that sparked Chris Kummer’s interest in a Guatemala volunteer trip. Kummer is an occupational therapist with Regina Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department. Through the Global Fund program at Allina Health, she was able to participate in a one week trip with 22 Allina […]

Change continues at Mercy Hospital campuses

[Sun Focus, March 11, 2018] Allina Health is halfway through a three-and-half-year project to truly transform Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and the former Unity Hospital in Fridley into “one hospital, two campuses.” At the beginning of 2017, the two hospitals, 9 miles apart, officially merged and began operating under one license. Unity Hospital is […]

Abbott Northwestern health kick includes Panera Bread in former McDonald’s spot

[Star Tribune, Feb. 16, 2018] More than a year after a push for healthier food closed the doors at a McDonald’s on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus, the medical center in Minneapolis is on the verge of welcoming Panera Bread. The St. Louis-based restaurant chain is scheduled to open a bakery/cafe by month’s end, with a […]

Telemedicine gains a foothold at New Ulm Medical Center

[New Ulm Journal, Feb. 16, 2018] New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) is expanding a convenient service for patients and providers. The new program, telehealth virtual visits, is a way for patients to see their doctor online for certain kinds of visits. “We started the telehealth virtual visits back in 2017 with a few providers to test […]

Abbott Northwestern building $29.2 million neuroscience unit

[Star Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans on spending $29.2 million to build an inpatient unit for patients with strokes, brain tumors and other health problems requiring neuroscience treatments. The Minneapolis hospital projects a 20 percent increase in neuroscience patients over the next 10 years due to the aging of the population and […]

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ADHD drug use spikes among women of child-bearing age

[Star Tribune, Jan. 19, 2018] A spike in the number of women taking stimulants for attention disorders is raising concern among doctors about the potential impact on pregnancy. Federal health officials on Thursday reported a 344 percent increase since 2003 in women between the ages of 15 and 44 who filled prescriptions for stimulants and […]

How St. Francis Regional Medical Center boomed along with Shakopee

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 11, 2017] When Mike McMahan joined St. Francis Regional Medical Center as president in 2014, a series of business expansions promised to bring hundreds of jobs to the hospital’s already-growing hometown of Shakopee. Nearly four years later, the resulting boom in daytime workers — plus steady growth in wealthy Scott […]

Allina dispatcher walks couple, officer through roadside birth

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 25, 2017] As most people unwrapped presents Christmas morning, Hannah Lindeman and her husband Taylor were headed to United Hospital in St. Paul with a daughter on the way. The birth was four weeks ahead of schedule, a holiday surprise that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “roadside delivery.” Unable to […]

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 […]