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United Hospital’s emergency center expansion is designed to cut wait times

[Pioneer Press, Sept. 13, 2017] New renovations to United Hospital revealed Tuesday are designed to curb wait times and promote patient safety. A ribbon cutting for the St. Paul hospital’s $1.4 million emergency care center expansion was held Tuesday morning. Improvements include: six new care spaces, a shared welcome desk for United and Children’s Hospital […]

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Minnesota reports four new measles cases as hospitals issue precautions

[KARE 11, May 8, 2017] Allina Health said Monday morning that it’s asking that children under age 5 not visit its hospitals unless they are seeking care. All children under age 11 are asked to wear a mask while visiting Allina clinics or hospitals. In addition, anyone with a cough or sore throat is asked […]

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Courage St. Croix helps Hudson man manage chronic pain

[Pioneer Press, May 16, 2016] “I was in complete agony. I couldn’t stand up,” Kubasta said. “Everybody else had gone home. … I had to crawl into my truck to get home.” It took nine months of medical appointments to determine that his back was broken. Three months later, he had lumbar spinal fusion surgery […]

See St. Paul

[Pioneer Press, March 4, 2016] The “See St. Paul” campaign is addressing vision problems in an effort to help kids succeed in school. The campaign — a partnership of the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation, the school district and the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation — provides eye screening and additional care or glasses, regardless of […]

Allina Health makes major food changes

[KARE11 TV, Dec. 2, 2015] Allina Health announced major shifts to offer healthier food in its hospital cafeterias, vending machines and cafes. The most major change will be the closure of the 24 hour McDonald’s fast food restaurant inside the Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Allina will end the relationship with the fast food chain in the […]

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For Minnesota woman with an aneurysm, patience was needed every step of the way

[Pioneer Press, September 27, 2015] The Rev. Diane Nelson of Cambridge, Minn., was walking around with a golf-ball-sized bomb inside her head. “I survived an aneurysm, a giant aneurysm,” says Nelson, 61, a United Methodist pastor who is on a family leave of absence. “Thankfully, it never burst. Why it didn’t burst, I don’t know. […]

Schulze Foundation gives $2 million for Abbott Northwestern ICU

Schulze Foundation gives $2 million for Abbott Northwestern ICU

[Pioneer Press, June 29, 2015] A $2 million donation from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation will help Abbott Northwestern Hospital expand its neurological intensive care unit and treat more patients with injuries and disorders to the brain and spinal cord. Schulze, who founded Best Buy, noted in a hospital news release that neurological disorders […]

Downtown St. Paul: Allina, Children’s Hospitals to share new birth center

Downtown St. Paul: Allina, Children’s Hospitals to share new birth center

[Pioneer Press, March 18, 2015] The birthing experience is about to get better for some mothers in St. Paul. Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota this week announced plans to open a new birth center at their shared facility on Smith Ave. N. in downtown St. Paul. The Mother Baby Center at […]

St. Paul school kids get help with vision problems

[Pioneer Press, Nov. 17, 2014] Free eye screenings for students in St. Paul Public Schools now come with an offer to pay for doctor visits, eyeglasses and even surgery thanks to the Phillips Eye Institute‘s Early Youth Eyecare (EYE) Community Initiative. The Phillips Eye Institute Foundation has provided free screenings and follow-up care to Minneapolis […]

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

[Pioneer Press, July 14, 2014] A program to lower health costs through new payment contracts with doctors and hospitals generated about $10.5 million in savings during its first year, according to state officials. The new contracts let health care providers share in the savings when quality care is provided more efficiently. So, about $2.8 million […]