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Allina ‘customer experience center’ to open in Coon Rapids next year

Allina ‘customer experience center’ to open in Coon Rapids next year

[Coon Rapids Herald, Oct. 18, 2018] Allina Health has announced it will open a new “customer experience center” in Coon Rapids next year. The facility will centralize Allina Health call centers and integrate phone and digital capabilities into one location. Located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids, the customer experience center provides more than 58,000 […]

Presbyterian Homes acquires stake in Twin Cities health care provider serving seniors

Presbyterian Homes acquires stake in Twin Cities health care provider serving seniors

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 17, 2018] Nonprofit senior-living provider Presbyterian Homes & Services has reached a deal to buy a 50 percent stake in Twin Cities geriatric medical group Genevive. North Clinic, an independent physicians practice based in Brooklyn Park, is the seller in the transaction. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The […]

Allina to consolidate call-center operations in Coon Rapids

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 15, 2018] Allina Health System will consolidate call-center operations at a facility in Coon Rapids, the organization said Monday. Minneapolis-based Allina will open a “customer experience center” in about 58,000 square feet of space at 8880 Evergreen Blvd. next year. About 500 people will work at the facility, roughly the same […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny helps man recover from a bizarre paralysis

[Pioneer Press, Oct. 14, 2018] Almost two years ago Paul Auger’s foot went numb. Within days, Auger was totally paralyzed. He couldn’t breathe on his own. He couldn’t swallow. He couldn’t even close his eyes. He was rushed to a hospital. The diagnosis: Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks […]

Allina featured at Twin Cities Startup Week

[Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2018] In its fifth and biggest year yet, Twin Cities Startup Week attracted one group like never before: the largest companies in town. From the first Startup Week in 2014, Minnesota’s big companies have sent their technologists, developers and engineers to attend the various technical panels and networking events put together […]

Twin Cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications

[Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2018] Twin Cities hospitals are struggling amid a nationwide shortage to keep adequate supplies of critical care drugs, including pain meds like fentanyl and morphine that are necessary to surgery and recovery. As the long-simmering shortage ripples across the U.S. health care system, local hospitals and health systems are designating special […]

Community recycles the cycles at Free Bikes for Kidz event

[Owatonna People’s Press, Oct. 8, 2018] With about a half hour still on the clock on Saturday, volunteers at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz event at the Owatonna Hospital had already loaded about 150 bikes — an average of about 40 bikes an hour and enough to fill three trucks full — and still had […]

Students learn to “chill” at River Falls High School

[River Falls Journal, Sept. 21, 2018] River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina’s new “Change to Chill” school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership is meant to support school-wide efforts to create a culture of mental wellbeing for students and staff. “When teens have the […]

An aspirin a day? Not necessarily

[Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2018] The conventional wisdom that taking a daily aspirin will help prevent heart attacks and strokes in otherwise healthy people is under renewed challenge. A major international study has found that healthy people over age 70 got no preventive benefit from aspirin and were at greater risk for harm such as […]

Allina Health launches mobile primary care clinic

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, September 12, 2018] Allina Health will dispatch a mobile primary care clinic to three Minnesota cities beginning this month as part of a push to expand its convenient care offerings. The mobile unit, called Everday On Wheels, will treat patients in Montrose, Rockford and Waverly. A nurse practitioner and clinical assistant […]