Regina Hospital

Regina Hospital’s new emergency department explained

[KDWA Radio, December 3, 2019] If you haven’t had to go to the emergency department at Regina Hospital lately, you might not know many of the great services they’ve added since the remodeled department opened three years ago. Emergency department medical director Dr. Justin Pattee and hospital president Helen Strike talked with KDWA about all […]

Donated breast milks helps a variety of infants

[Hastings Star Gazette, March 7, 2019] The Regina Hospital Birth Center opened up the Regina Milk Depot in February. Talks about getting a milk depot at Regina began in October after staff at the hospital heard that the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies was looking for hospitals to get on board. “I knew that there […]

Regina Hospital employee volunteers in Guatemala through Allina Health program

[Hastings Star Gazette, March 26, 2018] It was a desire to do more that sparked Chris Kummer’s interest in a Guatemala volunteer trip. Kummer is an occupational therapist with Regina Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department. Through the Global Fund program at Allina Health, she was able to participate in a one week trip with 22 Allina […]

Making a difference: Regina Hospital physical therapist helps in Peru

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 7, 2017] A local physical therapist from Regina Hospital recently spent a week in Chiclayo, Peru, distributing wheelchairs to people in need. Anna Mangan was part of a team of mechanics, therapists, support staff and seamstresses who served 208 people in the last week of October. “I saw many individuals hadn’t […]

Regina Hospital surgeon retires after 37 years

[Hastings Star Gazette, Aug. 5, 2017] After 37 years of service in the Hastings community, Allina Health Regina Hospital general surgeon John Carlson retired July 21. Throughout his decades long career, he has completed around 16,000 surgeries; sometimes he would complete two or three surgeries in one day. Carlson was originally going to retire from […]

Allina’s Regina Hospital opens $6.4 million Medical Imaging department

[Hastings Star Gazette, April 13, 2017] Regina Hospital has opened its newly remodeled Medical Imaging Department, a $6.4 million project. The complete remodel of the unit has included the upgrade or replacement of three major diagnostic tools including the magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography and radiographic/flouroscopy equipment. John Tonsager, director of clinical and support services […]

Girl Scouts paint new addition to Regina Hospital’s underground tunnel mural

[Hastings Star Gazette, December 27, 2016] For more than 30 years, the underground tunnel connecting the hospital to Regina Medical Center has featured a brightly painted tunnel with a “Rollercoaster through the Seasons” theme. This month, an addition was made to the mural creating a new look with the theme “Happenings throughout Hastings.” In 1986, […]

With flu widespread, Allina restricts hospital visits

[Minnesota Public Radio, March 1, 2016] Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients. Infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame said Allina will give nurses the authority to […]

Allina welcomes Tom Thompson as new hospital president

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 17, 2015] Regina Hospital has a new leader. Tom Thompson, a Little Falls native, took the hospital’s top spot on Nov. 8. Since then, he’s been through some orientation and is now getting to know the unique aspects of how the organization works. “It’s been a great first month,” he said. […]

Dakota County honors Regina Medical Center for “A Healthier Hastings 4 All”

[SunThisWeek, April 10, 2014] The Dakota County Board of Commissioners presented Public Health Achievement Awards to four recipients at its meeting Tuesday, April 9, as part of National Public Health Week. “A Healthier Hastings 4 All” community collaborative sponsored by Regina Medical Center: Laura Sweere and Natalie Hamley, students at Lakeville North High School; and […]