Unity Hospital

Are sugar substitutes bad for you?

[KMSP Fox 9, April 21] We keep hearing that we eat too much sugar, but are sugar substitutes any better for us than sugar? Elizabeth Vander Laan, a registered dietician with Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Weight Loss Program talked with Jason about that.

With flu widespread, Allina restricts hospital visits

[Minnesota Public Radio, March 1, 2016] Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients. Infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame said Allina will give nurses the authority to […]

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From having triplets to losing 160 pounds, Minnesotans share moments of thanks

[Star Tribune, November 25, 2015] Thanksgiving used to be the biggest eating day of the year. “An unbuckle-your-belt kind of a day,” said Mary Johnston, 57, of Brooklyn Park. That changed in 2009, when Johnston had weight loss surgery at Unity Hospital in Fridley. She lost 20 dress sizes and 160 pounds, more than half […]

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Swim at your own risk as Minnesota lakes turn green

[Star Tribune, August 26, 2015] Beware, swimmers. Something may be lurking in the water, waiting to strike. Cue the “Jaws” music. Unlike the predator from the granddaddy of all shark dramas, this menace to swimmers has no fins. In fact, it can’t even be seen. Worse, it takes many forms — parasite, bacteria or virus […]

Hospital investment to treat Ebola helping in other ways

[KARE-TV, August 5, 2015] You might not think much about Ebola anymore, but area hospitals are. It could mean better treatment for other diseases. It has been a year since the Ebola outbreak consumed West Africa.Then last October, Unity Hospital opened its new biocontainment unit to treat possible Ebola patients here.

Lee Schafer: Health-care collaboration gets patients home faster

[Star Tribune, June 13, 2015] Any health care facility with “suites” in its name sounds like it’s got to be more of a hotel than a clinic. It’s true that Interlude Restorative Suites is a different kind of health care facility, but the most meaningful differences can’t be spotted from the parking lot. The innovation […]

New melanoma treatment in Minn. has success

[KARE-TV, May 29, 2015] Clinical trials of a new treatment for the deadliest form of skin cancer are underway in the Twin Cities. “What is different about it is that it is a virus that kills cancer,” explained Dr. Thomas Amatruda, Minnesota Oconology, who is one of the key researchers. Clinical trials are still recruiting […]

New generation of care center begins at Unity Hospital

New generation of care center begins at Unity Hospital

[Fridley Sun Focus, March 8, 2015] Allina Health, Benedictine Health System and Presbyterian Homes & Services hosted tours Feb. 27 of the new Interlude Restorative Suites care center at Unity Hospital in Fridley. The center features state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology, including an anti-gravity treadmill and a therapy pool equipped with an underwater treadmill and underwater cameras […]

Unity Hospital designated as Ebola treatment location

[Coon Rapids Herald, Oct. 30, 2014] Under a new statewide strategy to care for Ebola patients, Unity Hospital in Fridley has been designated one of four hospitals to treat patients should any cases arise. The Minnesota Hospital Association announced that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated strategy to care […]

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Twin Cities hospital gives tour of Ebola unit

[KARE-TV, Oct. 28, 2014] Unity Hospital in Fridley is one of four Minnesota hospitals designated to care for Ebola patients. It’s all part of the state’s coordinated strategy to handle the virus if it arrives here. On Tuesday, Unity Hospital officials gave KARE 11 a tour of the rooms where patients would stay. Watch the […]