St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Quick action by St. Francis Regional Medical Center staff saves Bloomington man’s life

[KARE 11, June 18, 2018] An ordinary drive home from playing hockey with friends the Friday before the Minnesota Super Bowl is now a pivotal moment in the life of Patrick Ouellet. “I started feeling some chest cramps that felt unusual,” Patrick says. “This one was more like somebody was putting a weight or was […]

How St. Francis Regional Medical Center boomed along with Shakopee

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 11, 2017] When Mike McMahan joined St. Francis Regional Medical Center as president in 2014, a series of business expansions promised to bring hundreds of jobs to the hospital’s already-growing hometown of Shakopee. Nearly four years later, the resulting boom in daytime workers — plus steady growth in wealthy Scott […]

St. Francis Regional Medical Center opens wellness center for employees

[KSTP-TV] This is the time of year when cabin fever tends to set in. Add a stressful job on top of that, and it can really bring on the winter blues. But employees at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee have a new place to unwind and get refreshed. The hospital opened a new […]

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St. Francis to offer non-surgical weight loss procedure

[Shakopee Valley News, September 5, 2017] St. Francis Regional Medical Center is offering a non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with obesity where diet and exercise have not worked and do not qualify for or want surgery. “We often see patients who are clinically obese and in desperate need of medical intervention to help them […]

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.