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Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler talks to Bloomberg Radio about COVID-19

[Bloomberg Radio, March 24, 2020] Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler talked with Bloomberg Radio about the status of COVID-19 in our service area and what healthcare systems need to wage a successful battle against the virus.

Allina collects donated face masks from the public

[KMSP Fox 9, March 22, 2020] Heeding the call from Allina Health for donations of face masks, manufactured and handmade, members of the public Sunday started dropping off thousands of masks at Allina Health hospital throughout the region. Minnesota Public Radio News and WCCO-TV also reported on the collection effort.

Allina Health President Penny Wheeler with a COVID-19 update

[WCCO Radio, March 19, 2020] News about the COVID-19 outbreak is changing by the hour it seems. Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler discussed the latest on the virus with WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman.

The latest on COVID-19

[WCCO Radio, March 14, 2020] Allina Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tim Sielaff joined WCCO Radio to provide an update on the latest COVID-19 news. He discussed the availability of testing in Minnesota and when you should ask about getting tested.

Allina Health is prepared for COVID-19

[MPR News, March 10, 2020] How are healthcare providers preparing for COVID-19? Is there enough capacity in terms of beds, and equipment? And how are hospital and clinics protecting employees and other patients from the new virus. Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler addressed those questions and more in an interview with Minnesota […]

How heart disease affects women differently

[MPR News, Feb. 11, 2020] Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. More women die from heart attacks than men. But men are often the focus when it comes to research and talking about risks. Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with MPR News about gender […]

Change to Chill at Hastings High School

[KDWA Radio, February 7, 2020] Allina Health’s Change to Chill program is making a difference at Hasting High School. Kim Hoff, a Hastings High counselor, Simon Hedin, a Hastings High School student and Change to Chill intern, and Susan Nygaard, manager, Community Health Improvement at Allina Health, were interviewed on KDWA about how Change to […]

Sober curious? Here’s what happens when you abstain from alcohol

[Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 17, 2020] Drinking alcohol is a big part of how we socialize. But increasingly, people are choosing to abstain for a month or more for personal reasons. What happens when we cut out booze? Minnesota Public Radio MPR News host Angela Davis talked with Dr. David Frenz about what it all […]

Flu season strikes Minnesota early this year

[WCCO Radio, December 23, 2019] Flu season is kicking in early this year. In particular influenza B is the predominant strain which tends to hit kids more than the elderly. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO Radio about what’s out there and how best to deal with it.

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2019] Allina Health will step in to provide health care at Springfield’s clinic once Mayo Clinic Health System vacates the southwestern Minnesota site in March. The city of Springfield and Allina unveiled the new partnership Thursday. Mayo Clinic Health System, based in Rochester, announced plans to close its Springfield hospital and […]