Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus

To improve health care quality and cut costs, collaboration instead of competition

[MinnPost, Sept. 15, 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative known as […]

35W bridge collapse led to PTSD in many survivors

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 1, 2017] The Vietnam War made Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, common knowledge. And on Aug. 1, 2007, the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse brought it to common folks. Dr. John Sutherland, a PTSD expert with Allina Health says most people will deal with some sort of trauma in their lifetimes. “Most people […]

Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, is a camp sponsor. Photo by ABC Newspapers.

Lots of life lessons learned at Coon Rapids Safety Camp

[ABC Newspapers, July 28, 2017] Members of the Coon Rapids police and fire departments, Allina Health, U.S. Air Force hosted the Coon Rapids Safety Camp on July 18 and 19 near the Coon Rapids Ice Arena. The camp has been held for over 20 years. The program’s mission is to promote awareness and importance about […]

Dr. David Romans
Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus

Firework safety for a hospital-free 4th of July

[Sun Focus, June 25, 2017] Since the first anniversary of our nation’s founding, fireworks have been part of the celebration. And so have injuries. David Romans, DO, medical director of the Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus emergency department warns about the dangers of fireworks and precautions you can take to ensure a safe Fourth of […]

Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

[Sun Focus, June 4, 2017] Emergency medical service personnel and emergency service officials gathered Wednesday, May 24 at Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus to recognize local paramedics, healthcare providers, firefighter, and police officers, kicking off National Emergency Medical Services Week. To celebrate EMS Week, hospital officials fired up the grill and treated emergency responders to […]

Unity Emergency Department says thanks to first responders

[KSTP-TV, May 24, 2017] This is EMS Week and the staff from Mercy Hospital Unity Campus Emergency Department took time to say thanks with a barbeque to all the first responders who come to the hospital.

Possibly deadly staph infections not uncommon

[WCCO-TV, April 18, 2017] News that a Minnesota state official has died from a staph infection has focused new attention on an illness that doctors say is not that uncommon. WCCO-TV talked with Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Wendy Slattery, about staph infections.

Mercy and Unity hospitals begin new era as ‘One Hospital, Two Campuses’

[Sun Focus, January 16, 2017] For the past 50 years, two Allina Health hospitals – Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley – have collaborated on many services for patients in the North Metro. That collaboration has resulted in enhanced care for the north metro communities and has set the stage for […]

As Unity turns 50, long-time nurse says much has changed

[North Metro TV, May 13, 2016] Unity Hospital opened its doors in 1966 and was a true reflection of the “unity” in “community” for which it was named. Local residents from the region walked door to door, held public meetings, and sold bonds to build a community hospital that would serve the growing north suburban […]

Unity Hospital celebrates 50 years

[CTN, May 10, 2016] Unity Hospital celebrated 50 years of providing innovative and tate-of-the-art health care to its community. The public was invited to a celebratory anniversary event, featuring kids’ activities, health screenings, and more.