Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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 […]

Allina building new $29M medical lab in Mpls.

[Twin Cities Business, April 19, 2011] Allina Hospitals & Clinics has started work on a project that has been on its radar for about 10 years—a consolidated central medical laboratory. Construction began in March on the new $29 million lab for Allina Medical Laboratories, which will house 400 employees who are currently spread out among […]

Allina to break ground for hospice

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, April 11, 2011] Allina Hospitals & Clinics will break ground in Brooklyn Park on Wednesday for the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice, a 12-bed facility that the medical clinic says will help alleviate a shortage of hospice beds in the Twin Cities. The $5 million hospice will be located next to the […]

Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital Credited with First Metro Use of Heart Freezing Technology

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 31, 2011]  The Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Mayo Clinic have started using a newly approved Medtronic procedure that freezes a portion of the heart to treat a heart rhythm disorder. The new surgical method, which had not been done before in Minnesota, freezes the inside […]

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Credited with First Metro Use of Heart Freezing Technology

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 31, 2011]  The Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Mayo Clinic have started using a newly approved Medtronic procedure that freezes a portion of the heart to treat a heart rhythm disorder. The new surgical method, which had not been done before in Minnesota, freezes the inside […]

Allina Medical Clinic names chief medical officer

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 5, 2011] Allina Medical Clinic has promoted from within to fill its chief medical officer position. The clinics operation, which has 45 clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, named Dr. Rod Christensen to the position. Read more at bizjournals.com. Read the Allina news release in the Allina Newsroom.

Allianz Life exec named to Allina board

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Dec. 1, 2010] Allianz Life CEO Gary Bhojwani has been elected to serve on Allina Hospitals & Clinics’ 17-member board of directors, Allina said Wednesday. Bhojwani has served as president and chief executive of Golden Valley-based Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America since 2007. The company is part of the […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN to try new payment model

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Nov. 30, 2010] Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the largest health insurer operating in the state, is trying a new approach to paying for health care. The Eagan-based insurer said Tuesday it has signed “shared incentive” payment agreements with four large hospitals and clinics systems: Minneapolis-based Allina Hospitals & […]