United Hospital

In praise of medical scribes

[Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2014] Dr. Alan Bank, a cardiologist at United Heart & Vascular Clinic, St. Paul, writes in the Wall Street Journal about how medical scribes are saving money and improving patient satisfaction: We often think that a complex problem (such as health care in the U.S.) requires a complex solution (ObamaCare). […]

Last baby of 2013, first baby of 2014

[WCCO TV, Jan. 1, 2014] The last metro Twin Cities baby born in 2013 and the first in 2014 both made their debuts at Allina Health hospitals. Liam Gabriel Del Rio rang out the old year with his birth at United Hospital in St. Paul at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday night. Minutes later at Mercy Hospital […]

Turkey Trot participant thanks United Hospital nurse for saving his life

[KARE TV, Dec. 15, 2013] You can find thousands of reasons to be thankful among the crowds at the St. Paul Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving, but this year a Woodbury man says he has a lifetime of gratitude after a stranger saved his life. Jeff Joseph, 34, and his wife Lisa Joseph were just steps […]

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 […]

Brain surgery helps North Dakota teen injured by shotgun blast

[Star Tribune, Dec. 10, 2013] Dr. Eric Nussbaum, a neurosurgeon at United Hospital, St. Paul, has performed many bypass surgeries to reroute blood flow around clogged arteries in the brain. But not when the blockage was a shotgun pellet. That was the neurosurgeon’s challenge after a 14-year-old North Dakota boy, Kaelan Macdonald, was in a […]

‘It’s a miracle’ says father of boy shot in the eye

[KMSP, KARE, WCCO & KSTP, Dec. 9, 2013] A North Dakota teen’s father calls it a miracle that his son survived — and is doing so well — after being shot in the eye in a hunting accident, but he is heading home to Bismarck, N.D. after a successful surgery at United Hospital, St. Paul. […]

Watch out for frostbite

[KSTP TV, Dec. 5, 2013] The first bitter cold of the season has hit the upper Midwest with below zero temperatures and wind chills in the -20s. United Hospital emergency department physician, Dr. Justin Pattee talked with KSTP’s Leah McLean about frostbite warning signs and precautions to prevent frostbite.

New vaccine covers four strains of the flu

[KARE11, September 2, 2013] Last year was a severe flu season that sickened millions and cleared out drug aisles everywhere. This year researchers have developed a new vaccination that covers four flu strains rather three. The vaccine, called Quadrivalent, protects two strains of type A influenza like last year’s strain of H3N2 and now two […]

E. coli illnesses linked to Lake Minnetonka

[KSTP-TV, July, 19, 2013] Three E. coli illnesses have been linked to swimming in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday, July 19. United Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Ayesha Rashid talked with KSTP’s Ellen McNamara about precautions to take to protect you and your family from an […]

Peter Sershon: Top Doc 2013

[WCCO Radio, July 7, 2013] Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s 2013 Top Doctors issue features United Hospital‘s chief of surgery, Dr. Peter Sershon, on the cover. He talked about his selection as a Twin Cities Top Doc and his specialty, urology and robotic surgery, on WCCO Radio’s News and Views. Listen to the interview here.