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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 […]

Allina Health hospitals start visitor restrictions due to flu

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 2, 2018] It’s the middle of the flu season in Minnesota. And as such, Allina Health is taking steps at all of its facilities to prevent influenza from spreading. Starting Tuesday, new visitor restrictions are in place at each of Allina Health’s 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinics. Allina has seen an […]

Allina dispatcher walks couple, officer through roadside birth

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 25, 2017] As most people unwrapped presents Christmas morning, Hannah Lindeman and her husband Taylor were headed to United Hospital in St. Paul with a daughter on the way. The birth was four weeks ahead of schedule, a holiday surprise that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “roadside delivery.” Unable to […]

How to deal with addiction, mental illness during the holidays

[KSTP-TV, Dec. 23, 2017] The holidays are a time of joy, but can also be a difficult time for people dealing with addiction or mental illness. Dr. Roger Laroche, an addiction and mental health specialist with Allina Health, says both biological and personal issues during the holiday seasons can impact addiction and mental illness. Laroche […]

Cousins born minutes apart at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 9, 2017] Two brothers became fathers just minutes apart at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul today. KSTP-TV News came to meet the families and the new cousins.

Courage Kenny Classic tournament for wheelchair athletes

[KSTP-TV, November 4, 2017] This year’s Courage Kenny Classic basketball tournament for wheelchair athletes has drawn teams from around the U.S. It’s the 35th annual running of the event. Wheelchair basketball is for anyone with a permanent lower extremity disability, including but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and limb […]

Allina adds extra security for controlled substance prescriptions

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 27, 2017] Allina Health is among the first healthcare providers in the Twin Cities to meet federal requirements for having two layers of security for practitioners sending electronic prescriptions for controlled substances to pharmacies. “We’re making sure the prescriptions go there without any potential for forgeries of those prescriptions,” Lee Mork said, who […]

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute teaches patients about ‘natural painkillers’

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 11, 2017] Bill Clements has lived with chronic pain most of his adult life. After he had colon surgery, he relied on fentanyl administered through an internal pain pump. He says something had to change. “The drugs were taking away too much of who I am,” Clements said. “It made me a zombie.” […]

Donated bikes wanted for Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 7, 2017] For the seventh year in a row, Allina Health is teaming up with the nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collected used bikes from the public that will be cleaned up and repaired, then given to kids of families in need. Allina and FB4K spokespeople talked with KSTP-TV News about the […]

Midwives role in modern health care

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 30, 2017] If when you think of midwives you think of home births, then it’s time to revise your thinking. Midwives are now part of hospital births much more often than at home. Certified nurse midwife Kathrine Simon, lead midwife at Allina Health, talked with KSTP News about modern midwifery.