Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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Polio survivors reunite in Twin Cities

[KARE-TV, September 24, 2014] More than 300 survivors of polio gathered in the Twin Cities to learn more about the lasting effects of the disease and remember the revolutionary woman who helped them fight it. The Courage Kenny Foundation organized the reunion of polio survivors the daylong event, “Life after Polio: Realities and Practicalities” on […]

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Eleven Who Care Honoree: Perry Hendricks

[July 17, 2013] Perry Hendricks loves being active. You can often find him backpacking, hiking and playing golf. Perry is also a man that believes that we are our brother’s keeper and that when we receive kindness we are obligated to pay it forward. Perry volunteers with the Courage Kenny (formerly Sister Kenny) Golf Program. […]

Doctors, patients say they intend to stick with Medtronic drug pump

Doctors, patients say they intend to stick with Medtronic drug pump

[Star Tribune, June 28, 2013] Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that 14 patients have died from complications associated with its SynchroMed implantable pump, which was formally recalled by the FDA on Wednesday. But with few alternatives available, doctors and patients said they will continue to use the device and tout its benefits. “Most of my patients, […]

Medical merger creates Courage Kenny rehab center

Medical merger creates Courage Kenny rehab center

[Minnesota Public Radio, June 2013] Two Minnesota giants in medical rehabilitation officially merge on Saturday and will adopt a new name. The Golden Valley-based Courage Center and the Minneapolis-based Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute are now the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of the Allina Health. Looming changes in the health care landscape, particularly those associated […]

High-tech shoe insert lands $1M federal grant

High-tech shoe insert lands $1M federal grant

[Business Journal, May 30, 2013] A Twin Cities startup that has developed a high-tech shoe insert called the Walkasin has landed a $1 million federal grant that it will use to conduct clinical trials. Lars Oddsson, director of the Sister Kenny Research Center, developed the technology behind the Walkasin, which can detect whether a person […]

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Courage Center, Sister Kenny to complete merger Saturday

[Star Tribune, May 30, 2013] Courage Center and Sister Kenny will officially come together on Saturday in a merger that brings together two powerhouses in caring for people with disabilities. The partnership marks a deliberate move by Allina Health, which operates the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, to strengthen its position in the new world of […]

Sister Kenny, Courage Center to merge

[KARE 11, Dec. 14, 2012] Two of the Twin Cities’ best-known advocates for the disability community plan to merge, a move aimed at pooling their respective strengths and streamlining operations. Allina Health’s Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Center say that coming together will blend the medical expertise of Sister Kenny with the community programs […]

Christmas tree fundraiser benefits Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 13, 2012] It’s a landmark almost anyone who lives in the south Twin Cities metro is familiar with — that great oak tree above Ceder Avenue in Bloomington, covered with more than 30 thousand white lights during the holiday season. This Saturday, from 6 until 9 p.m., it will be the site […]

Owner of “The Tree” hosts fundraiser for Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Dec. 8, 2012] It’s hard to miss it at night in December — that tree on the hill overlooking Ceder Avenue in Bloomington, covered with shimmering white lights. Owner Bob Little has made that tree the centerpiece of a fundraiser for the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

Owner of “The Tree” hosts fundraiser for Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Dec. 8, 2012] It’s hard to miss it at night in December — that tree on the hill overlooking Ceder Avenue in Bloomington, covered with shimmering white lights. Owner Bob Little has made that tree the centerpiece of a fundraiser for the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.