Emergency Department

First coronavirus case confirmed in Wisconsin

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 5, 2020] The coronavirus is creeping closer to Minnesota. A case has now been confirmed in Wisconsin. Hospitals here are prepared for if or when the coronavirus appears here. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health’s United Hospital emergency room director Erik Johnson about the preparations here.

Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands. “The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because […]

United Hospital’s emergency center expansion is designed to cut wait times

[Pioneer Press, Sept. 13, 2017] New renovations to United Hospital revealed Tuesday are designed to curb wait times and promote patient safety. A ribbon cutting for the St. Paul hospital’s $1.4 million emergency care center expansion was held Tuesday morning. Improvements include: six new care spaces, a shared welcome desk for United and Children’s Hospital […]

Sen. Klobuchar announces synthetic opioid drug fighting bill at United Hospital

[WCCO-TV, April 10, 2017] Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured United Hospital’s emergency department and an Allina Health EMS ambulance to see how drug overdose patients are cared for. Klobuchar then announced two bills she has authored to help fight the synthetic opioid drug abuse epidemic. KSTP-TV and KMSP Fox 9 also covered this story.

Frostbite danger

[KSTP-TV, December 16, 2016] With a snow storm and plummeting temperatures on the way, United Hospital emergency room physician, Dr. Joey Duren, talked with KSTP-TV news about frostbite, how to avoid it and treat it if it happens to you.

Patients’ electronic records lead to more sharing, fewer hospital tests

Patients’ electronic records lead to more sharing, fewer hospital tests

[Star Tribune, April 18, 2014] The facial tics of Dr. Paul Satterlee’s patient were vexing — maybe it was a neck injury, or bad strep throat? — until the ER doctor used a record-checking system to view the patient’s records from a competing hospital and discovered the young man had recently received a double dose […]

Frostbite danger

[KSTP TV, Dec. 10, 2013] A 19-year-old college student is in critical condition after being found unconscious and suffering from hypothermia on the porch of a Duluth home. It’s a stark reminder of the danger posed by the frigid weather now gripping our region. United Hospital emergency department physician Jeremy Olsen talked with KSTP’s Bill […]