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America’s healthcare addiction

[Huffington Post, Sept. 30, 2009]  On occasion a patient arrives in the hospital so sick, in so many ways, that as a physician it’s hard to know where to begin. Health care reform feels the same way — so many things wrong, so complex and interrelated, that delving into it can produce a catatonic sense […]

America's healthcare addiction

[Huffington Post, Sept. 30, 2009]  On occasion a patient arrives in the hospital so sick, in so many ways, that as a physician it’s hard to know where to begin. Health care reform feels the same way — so many things wrong, so complex and interrelated, that delving into it can produce a catatonic sense […]

Owatonna Hospital’s Pink Pantry holds pre-move sale

[Owatonna People’s Press, Sept. 29, 2009] From knitting baby caps to selling coffee — and now packing boxes — volunteers with the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary are keeping busy. Auxiliary members opened The Pink Pantry moving sale on Tuesday, in preparation for the move to the new hospital facility on 26th Street NW. Read the full […]

Owatonna Hospital's Pink Pantry holds pre-move sale

[Owatonna People’s Press, Sept. 29, 2009] From knitting baby caps to selling coffee — and now packing boxes — volunteers with the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary are keeping busy. Auxiliary members opened The Pink Pantry moving sale on Tuesday, in preparation for the move to the new hospital facility on 26th Street NW. Read the full […]

Hospital invites public to tour facility

[Owatonna People’s Press, Sept. 29, 2009] — The public will get a glimpse of the new Owatonna Hospital on Saturday, as Allina Hospitals & Clinics will hold a Community Open House at the new facility on 26th Street NW. “This is a great opportunity for residents to come and see first-hand the newest hospital in […]

Allina’s Mercy and Unity’s 13th Walk to Remember Oct. 3

[Allina Newsroom, Sept.28, 2009] The Perinatal Loss Program of Allina’s Mercy and Unity hospitals is sponsoring the 13th Annual Walk To Remember on October 3rd, 2009 at the Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley from 1 to 4 p.m.  This special day is dedicated to bereaved families who have experienced a loss of a baby or pregnancy. Please join […]

Allina's Mercy and Unity's 13th Walk to Remember Oct. 3

[Allina Newsroom, Sept.28, 2009] The Perinatal Loss Program of Allina’s Mercy and Unity hospitals is sponsoring the 13th Annual Walk To Remember on October 3rd, 2009 at the Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley from 1 to 4 p.m.  This special day is dedicated to bereaved families who have experienced a loss of a baby or pregnancy. Please join […]

The high cost of health in Chicago

[ChicagoBusiness, Sept. 28, 2009] During a medical consultation with an 81-year-old lung cancer patient last spring, Deon Cox-Hayley came face-to-face with Chicago’s medical-spending problem. The man had been to more than 50 appointments at the University of Chicago Medical Center for chemotherapy, radiology scans and blood-thinner injections since his December diagnosis — treatment that continued […]

Owatonna community sees new hospital first

[Allina Newsroom, Sept. 25, 2009] Steele County residents will have an opportunity to see how the new Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, was designed to create a new patient experience and improve patient outcomes during tours at the hospital’s Community Open House Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., 2250 NW […]

When leaves fall, Allina physician recommends Vitamin D

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 25, 2009] Not only can taking your vitamins in the morning keep you healthy, now it may prevent you from getting the H1N1 Virus. According to some doctors, Vitamin D has the potential to block the virus from our systems. “Vitamin D is a potent regulator of the immune system,” said Dr. Gregory […]