Telehealth brings distant doctors to patients

[KEYC-TV, December 16, 2015] A drive to the doctor’s office can be stressful enough, and often a specialist can be far away. Blue Earth’s United Hospital District decided to ease patients’ by bringing the specialist to them using a new tool.

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‘Heart of New Ulm Project’ Wins National Award

[KEYC-TV, August 19, 2014] New Ulm celebrates national recognition of its effort to eliminate heart attacks. The Heart of New Ulm Project won a 2014 Nova Award from the American Hospital Association last month. New Ulm Medical Center president Toby Frier, and Minneapolis Heart Institute project director Jackie Boucher, and Congressman Tim Walz were among […]

New Ulm Medical Center encourages use of MyChart

[KEYC TV, Oct. 15, 2013] The New Ulm Medical Center is encouraging their patients to access their medical records via the Allina Health system’s electronic medical records known as MyChart. The charts allow patients to access their medical records online, a service doctors say will cut down on hospital visits. Watch the report here.

Heart of New Ulm Project showing results

[KEYC-TV, April 6, 2011] Allina Hospitals & Clinics’ Heart of New Ulm project is already showing results. KEYC-TV in Mankato reports that the heart attack rate in the southern Minnesota community has already been cut by 24 percent. Watch the full story below.

Chemotherapy Patients Enjoy Belated Thanksgiving Feast

[KEYC-TV, January 10, 2011] Many people usually enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in November. But that wasn’t the case for some patients at the New Ulm Medical Center, who missed out last year because of medical treatment.  “Who says you can only enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal once a year,” Janet Johnson says. “The food is […]

Going To The Doctor Via E-Mail

[Fox 12 News, Mankato, Minn.] In order to get advice or a diagnosis on a minor medical condition, people are used to making an appointment and going to see their doctor. Now at New Ulm Medical Center, patients can take advantage of new, convenient services that allow them to check their symptoms and communicate with […]

$250,000 Awarded to Heart of New Ulm Project

[Fox 12 News, Mankato, Jan. 8, 2010] The Heart of New Ulm, along with Congressman Tim Walz, celebrated a $250,000 federal appropriation that will be used to support local lifestyle programs. News 12’s Sara Miles tells us how the year-old program has already changed people’s lives. See the story at

Minnesota has Lowest Mortality Rates for Heart Disease

[KEYC-TV, Dec. 16, 2009] Center for Disease Control says, heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. But Minnesota sees totally different numbers. Allina’s Heart of New Ulm project is working to lower that number more. New Ulm Medical Center Family Practitioner Dr. Charles Stephens says, “what we are trying to do […]

New Ulm: More than 600 run in Jingle Bell Jam

[New Ulm Journal & KEYC-TV, Dec. 13, 2009] More than 600 runners and walkers competed in The Heart of New Ulm’s Jingle Bell Jam Saturday. The four-mile run/walk began and ended at Allina’s New Ulm Medical Center. Read the full story at and see pictures of the participants at You can also watch […]

”Heart Of New Ulm” Takes Center Stage In D.C.

[KEYC-TV, Nov. 4, 2009] Minnesota Senator Al Franken praised the Heart of New Ulm project while speaking to lawmakers on the Senate Floor about health care costs. New Ulm has teamed up with Allina Hospitals and Clinics and has made a commitment to reduce heart attacks over the next ten years. Senator Franken says initiatives […]