Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus

On the COVID-19 frontlines at Interlude Restorative Suites

[KSTP-TV, May 11, 2020] The very front of some of the front lines can be found at Interlude Restorative Suites in Fridley. It’s a special facility used only for COVID-19 patients right now. It’s a recovery site that was created about four weeks ago as part of a partnership between Allina Health and Presbyterian Homes […]

Chinese physician group donates gear to Mercy hospital

Chinese physician group donates gear to Mercy hospital

[ABC Newspapers, April 14, 2020] The Association of Minnesota Chinese Physicians donated 2,000 N95 masks to Mercy Hospital on April 8. Representatives of the AMCP gathered outside the hospital’s Unity Campus in Fridley to move boxes of medical supplies and speak with journalists. “On behalf of all health care workers we are incredibly grateful to […]

Sober curious? Here’s what happens when you abstain from alcohol

[Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 17, 2020] Drinking alcohol is a big part of how we socialize. But increasingly, people are choosing to abstain for a month or more for personal reasons. What happens when we cut out booze? Minnesota Public Radio MPR News host Angela Davis talked with Dr. David Frenz about what it all […]

Is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.?

[WCCO-TV, November 19, 2019] Families rushing from work and school to games and band concerts can find it hard to sit down for dinner. Sometimes that means eating dinner later at night. But is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.? “I would say it depends,” said registered dietitian Liz Vander Laan with Allina […]

97 and still working out

[WCCO-TV, March 22, 2018] Sticking to a regular exercise routine has its challenges. Even though the health benefits are well-noted, many of us fail to exercise consistently. But not Loretta Jensen. Loretta is getting ready to celebrate her 98th birthday next month. Three times a week you’ll find her working out at the Mercy Hospital […]

Change continues at Mercy Hospital campuses

[Sun Focus, March 11, 2018] Allina Health is halfway through a three-and-half-year project to truly transform Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and the former Unity Hospital in Fridley into “one hospital, two campuses.” At the beginning of 2017, the two hospitals, 9 miles apart, officially merged and began operating under one license. Unity Hospital is […]

It’s what you eat that matters

[WCCO-TV, March 10, 2018] A new study says that what you eat, more than how much, is the key to losing weight. Allina Health dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan, talked with WCCO-TV News about what that study is telling us.

Mercy Hospital’s Sara Criger is reshaping the delivery of health care

[Minnesota Business, Jan. 26, 2017] Sara Criger, president of Allina’s Mercy Hospital, is a serial change agent. Her leadership has impacted a number of hospitals in the metro area, including Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Criger grew up planning to become a nurse like her mother, and […]

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 […]