Unity Hospital

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 […]

Heroin use on the rise in Minnesota suburbs

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 7, 2013] Heroin is driving teens to extremes and suburban families to the brink. The funeral for another young adult, Robert McCullough, was held Monday. He’s the most recent victim of heroin in Anoka County. At Unity Hospital in Fridley, the number of patients who have overdosed on heroin has doubled in a […]

Couple Makes A Big Donation to Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation

Couple Makes A Big Donation to Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation

[Patch.com, September 23, 2013] Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation, part of Allina Health, said its has received a $1 million gift from Jim and Pam Deal for its capital campaign. In honor of the largest gift ever made to the Foundation, Jim and Pam Deal will be recognized as special friends of Mercy Hospital, foundation […]

School snacks get a federally-mandated overhaul

[KSTP TV, June 27, 2013] The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new rules mandating healthier snack options in school vending machines and cafeterias. Allina Health dieticians Shannon Tierney and Amy Boyle talked with KSTP News about these changes and what they’ll mean for our children. Watch the interviews below.

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3M adds Annika Sorenstam, Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley to ‘Greats of Golf’

[Pioneer Press, June 10, 2013] The tournament is expected to raise around $1.3 million for Allina Health, which owns Unity, Mercy, Abbott Northwestern and United hospitals in the metro area. “Our event gives more money to charity each year than all the other sports in this town combined,” Hollis Cavner said. “And it’s not even […]

Volunteers for neighbors in need at Allina program

[Coon Rapids Herald, June 5, 2013] Volunteers gathered at 40 Allina Health locations for two hours Saturday morning packaging healthy meals for neighbors in need. The event also promoted healthy eating on a budget and the 2013 grant application process for Allina’s Neighborhood Health Connection program. Five Allina Health locations in Anoka County were part […]

Anoka family welcomes new addition with relaxing water birth at Unity Hospital

Anoka family welcomes new addition with relaxing water birth at Unity Hospital

[ABC Newspapers, January 23, 2013] Klay Charles Richards’ birth went swimmingly, both literally and figuratively, as his mother Brittany Richards delivered her son in a comfortable, inflatable tub of warm water in their room at Unity Hospital. Brittany and Charles Richards relax with their newborn Klay and his sister Daisy at Unity Hospital, part of […]

Local Experts Weigh In: Six Ways to Revamp Your New Year’s Resolution

Local Experts Weigh In: Six Ways to Revamp Your New Year’s Resolution

[Patch.com, January 17, 2013] It’s Jan. 17, and the numbers on the scale have hardly moved, or worse, they’re creeping up. The smoker in your life is still puffing away at Pall Malls and the one with the drinking problem is three sheets to the wind—on a Tuesday. Somewhere deep in the bowels of the […]

Rosenblum: For some with breast cancer, Pink-tober’s end is a relief

[Star Tribune, October 28, 2012] Beth Herold never will see cancer “as a gift,” but she doesn’t fault those who do. She’s not much for pink, either, even though she has breast cancer. On Saturday, Herold joined about two dozen other women with stage 4 cancer at a workshop. The workshop is one element in […]

CDC: Kids get too much salt

[KSTP TV5 & KMSP Fox 9 News, Sept. 17, 2012] A new Centers for Disease Control study says kids get too much salt in the diet and that can lead to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Much of the salt comes from foods you might not suspect. Allina Medical Clinic pediatrician Eric Barth and […]