Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus

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 […]

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.