Unity Hospital

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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 […]

Unity Hospital giveaway keeps Park Terrace kids active

Unity Hospital giveaway keeps Park Terrace kids active

[ABC Newspapers, August 15, 2014] Last month, employees of Unity Hospital in Fridley collected outdoor activity supplies to donate to kids in the Spring Lake Park School District to keep them active for the remainder of the summer. During a two-week drive, Unity employees donated 163 basketballs, hula hoops and other outdoor toys for kids […]

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 […]