Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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 & […]

Allina, Children’s to run new birth center

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 15, 2010] Allina Hospitals & Clinics and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have revived plans to build a jointly operated birth center in Minneapolis. The two organizations plan to spend about $50 million to construct the facility at the Minneapolis campus of Children’s, which also has a hospital in […]

Hospitals expanding translation programs

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Aug. 27, 2010] Twin Cities health providers are turning to remote video language interpreting as a way to better meet the needs of a growing number of immigrant patients. “Typically, when we have a scheduled patient arrival, there will be an in-person interpreter. But with the [emergency department], it could be […]

Allina to benefit: George Family donates $556K to University of Minnesota for nurse training

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, August 3, 2010] The George Family Foundation, the foundation launched by former Medtronic CEO Bill George and his wife, has donated $556,000 to the University of Minnesota to provide nurses with integrative-medicine training. The dollars will go to the university’s Center for Spirituality & Healing and the School of Nursing. The […]