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Allina doctor on working with COVID patients

[MPR News, May 13, 2020] Dr. Charles Pogemiller is a hospitalist at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He’s been treating COVID positive patients throughout the pandemic. He talked with MPR’s Angela David about his work and how he stays prepared to care for his patients.

Ambulance providers say they have enough PPE for now; it’s lack of calls that worries them

[MPR News, April 15, 2020] Calls for ambulances have dropped 10 to 40 percent statewide. While sheltering in place has reduced common types of emergency calls across the country, Bruce Hildebrandt, ambulance operations manager for Allina Health EMS and president of the Minnesota Ambulance Association, said he’s worried the decrease in calls means people are […]

Dealing with grief in the COVID era

[MPR News, April 14, 2020] When we think about grief we often associate it with the loss of a loved one. But grief can factor into all kinds of situations, and now in the COVID-19 era, it can even be with the loss of what used to be our normal way of life. Allina Health […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Are you ready for winter?

[MPR News, Oct. 28, 2019] Winter may not officially arrive for almost another two months, but the temperatures are already starting to take a dive. How do you deal with the cold, the snow and the ice? Allina Health family medicine physician Dr. Samuel Hanson Willis joined a panel on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss […]

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

[MPR, Sept. 20, 2019] A statement posted Thursday night on the Hennepin County attorney’s website sparked outrage in the overdose prevention and drug recovery communities. Advocates and physicians say the prosecutor’s office mischaracterized the anti-overdose medication Narcan, and that the agency’s words could cause people to fear the life-saving medication. Dr. Katherine Katzung, who chairs […]

Allina Health now offers star ratings, patient comments on doctors online

[MPR News, Aug. 2, 2019] In a move to improve transparency, Allina Health is now providing star ratings and comments from patients on the allinahealth.org website. Allina Health’s Dr. John Misa, vice president for medical operations, talk with Minnesota Public Radio News about why Allina has made this effort. The Faribault Daily News also reported […]