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Ambulances to Share Space with Anoka’s Emergency Services

[Anoka County Union, Aug. 28, 2009] Under a new lease agreement approved by Anoka City Council, Allina ambulances are now dispatching out of the city’s public safety center on Harrison Street. Early this month the council approved the space trade, which saw Allina moving into the police and fire headquarters in exchange for the training […]

Allina Selects Avatar for Patient Satisfaction Evaluation, Improvement Program

[Allina Newsroom, Sept. 2, 2009] Allina Hospitals & Clinics has selected Avatar International, an industry leader in health care quality improvement services, to partner in a comprehensive patient satisfaction evaluation and service delivery optimization program. “Because patient feedback drives the development of Allina Hospitals & Clinics’ programs and services, as well as annual plans, it […]

Advanced Heart Device Could Help More People

[Star Tribune & Pioneer Press, Sept. 2, 2009] A widely anticipated heart disease study released Tuesday could boost the use of an advanced type of heart defibrillator made by companies with strong roots in Minnesota. “This will likely broaden the number of patients who will be treated with [CRT-D] devices,” said Dr. William Katsiyiannis, a […]

Diabetes Support is One Facet of Available Services

[Hastings Star Gazette, Aug. 27, 2009] For some hearing the word,  “diabetes”  brings emotion and apprehension. It does not have to be that way. “Yes, it is a serious disease, but you can be well with it,” said  Sharon Mathews, health educator with Allina Medical Clinic, Hastings. Diet, weight control and exercise can contribute to […]