St. Francis Regional Medical Center

St. Francis’ new entrance and lobby opens

[KSTP-TV, October 12, 2016] The formal opening of the new entrance and lobby for St. Francis Regional Medical Center has been held. KSTP-TV covered the opening.

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 […]

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Program encourages Somali-American women to get fit

[Star Tribune, January 29, 2016] Almost everyone has obstacles to overcome when trying to get fit, from time constraints to physical limitations. Ibrahim Mohamed discovered that Somali-American women in Shakopee had more challenges than most: they didn’t know much about exercise and couldn’t find a women-only environment to work out, which many Muslim women prefer. […]

Allina Health collects bikes for kids in need

[Chanhassen Villager, October 2, 2012] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bicycles for kids in need. Allina Health will also donate bicycle helmets and concussion prevention information to those who receive bikes. People can bring new or gently used bikes, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 13 […]

St. Francis to conduct full-scale evacuation exercise

[Shakopee Valley News, Oct. 10, 2011] St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee will conduct a full-scale evacuation exercise on Thursday morning. The drill will include outside emergency medical services and fire agencies in addition to St. Francis staff. The exercise will start with a briefing at 8 a.m. It will be completed with a debriefing […]

Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital runs evacuation drill

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 15, 2011] A tornado has hit and people are injured. Staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital evacuated patients because the place had no water and power outages. That was the scenario workers were given during Thursday’s evacuation drill.  Thirty people volunteered to play patients, and be transported. Watch the full report below.

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital runs evacuation drill

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 15, 2011] A tornado has hit and people are injured. Staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital evacuated patients because the place had no water and power outages. That was the scenario workers were given during Thursday’s evacuation drill.  Thirty people volunteered to play patients, and be transported. Watch the full report below.

Storm means busy day for ERs and ambulances

[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, Feb. 21, 2011] Broken bones from slips and falls to heart attacks from snow shoveling kept Allina hospitals and ambulance crews busy during the storm Sunday and Monday. Fox 9 News’ Leah Beno rode along with an Allina Medical Transportation crew and visited the St. Francis Regional Medical Center emergency room […]

St. Francis Regional Medical Center receives distinction for knee, hip-replacement surgery

[Shakopee Valley News, Jan. 14, 2011] St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee has been designated as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement. Read the full story at shakopeenews.com.

Medical clinic project makes history

[Savage Pacer, Sept. 17, 2010] For Tom Kearney, history repeated itself this week, warts and all. The occasion was Tuesday’s (Sept. 14) groundbreaking ceremony for the Savage Medical Building. Little did he know, Kearney’s place in history at this week’s event occurred back in 1960, when his mother made him go to Savage’s first doctor […]