Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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’s Duncan Gallagher named CFO of the Year

[Business Journal, November 18, 2016] The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Allina Health Chief Financial Officer Duncan Gallagher the CFO of the Year for nonprofits. Though Allina Health’s highest-profile challenge this year was a labor standoff with nurses, the health system has been working on several fronts to balance cost and care, and Chief […]

Phillips Eye Institute volunteers perform eye screenings at St. Paul and Minneapolis public schools

2016 Eureka! awards winner: Allina Health

[Business Journal, June 17, 2016] As a case coordinator in the early youth eye care program of Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute, Cody Engelhaupt encountered the same frustrating circumstances over and over: Kids would fail initial eye screenings, yet would never receive the follow-up care they needed to diagnose and treat eye problems. As community […]

Allina CEO joins board of health-tech company

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, May 6, 2015] Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler has joined the board of Health Catalyst, a health care analytics and data warehousing firm. “Allina has made significant progress with care outcomes improvement thanks in part to our early adoption of Health Catalyst’s data warehousing platform,” Wheeler said in […]

Artist rendering of The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's

Allina and Children’s start $30M Mother Baby Center expansion

[Business Journal, May 14, 2014] Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota broke ground Wednesday on a $30 million, 62,000-square-foot addition to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. The project marks an expansion of the health systems’ Mother Baby Center concept, which kicked off last year with the opening of a $50 million birth […]

High-tech shoe insert lands $1M federal grant

High-tech shoe insert lands $1M federal grant

[Business Journal, May 30, 2013] A Twin Cities startup that has developed a high-tech shoe insert called the Walkasin has landed a $1 million federal grant that it will use to conduct clinical trials. Lars Oddsson, director of the Sister Kenny Research Center, developed the technology behind the Walkasin, which can detect whether a person […]

See inside new Mother Baby Center for high-risk pregnancies

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Feb. 20, 2013] Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics this month opened The Mother Baby Center, a $50 million facility that will have capacity to deliver up to 5,000 babies annually. See the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal photo tour at this link.

Edina Family Physicians, Allina Health affiliate

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 7, 2013] Edina Family Physicians (EFP) and Allina Health have signed a professional services agreement that will allow the health providers to work together more closely. Edina Family Physicians and Allina Health have worked together for several years, and the relationship has been particularly strong between Abbott Northwestern’s cardiology group […]

Sister Kenny, Courage Center to merge

[KARE 11, Dec. 14, 2012] Two of the Twin Cities’ best-known advocates for the disability community plan to merge, a move aimed at pooling their respective strengths and streamlining operations. Allina Health’s Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Center say that coming together will blend the medical expertise of Sister Kenny with the community programs […]

Allina to complete Bandana recovery

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, March 2, 2012] Allina Hospitals & Clinics plans to consolidate three St. Paul clinics into St. Paul’s historic Bandana Square building. The lease will fill the remainder of the 138,000-square-foot Bandana Square, at 1021 Bandana Blvd. E., and complete the turnaround for the property envisioned by real estate developer Steve Wellington […]