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Mercy Hospital opens Milk Depot for donation of breast milk

[KSTP-TV, May 29, 2019] The Mother Baby Center at Allina Health’s Mercy Hospital, the latest Allina Hospital to open a milk depot, celebrated its opening today with an open house. Milk depots are locations where lactating mothers can donate their excess milk to be processed and given to moms who cannot produce enough breast milk […]

Helen Strike

Helen Strike named president of Regina Hospital and River Falls Area Hospital

[River Falls Journal, May 29, 2019] After spending a year and a half working at Press Ganey, Helen Strike will return to Allina Health as president of the Regina Hospital in Hastings and River Falls Area Hospital, effective June 1. Strike previously served as president of Allina’s Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn., from 2013-2016. “I […]

World Health Organization recognizes burnout as medical condition

[KMSP Fox 9, May 28, 2019] “Burnout” is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, the World Health Organization’s handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with Fox 9 News about this new designation and what burnout is exactly.

Making sure you’re measles protected before summer travel

[WCCO Radio, May 24, 2019] With summer travel plans in the works for many people this year, the numerous measles outbreaks around the country have lots of people concerned. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO Radio about what sensible precautions are that you can take.

High-tech robot being used to detect lung cancer at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern

[KSTP-TV, May 23, 2019] A high-tech robot is being used to help detect lung cancer at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. It almost looks like a droid from a Star Wars movie, and it’s run by a remote that looks like an X-Box game controller. It’s called the Auris Monarch, and doctors who […]

Allina Health collects healthy food for food insecure families

[KSTP-TV, May 23, 2019] Up to one in ten Minnesota families live with food insecurity — a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Allina Health is joining with The Food Group to collect healthy foods at more than 50 Allina locations to be given to food shelves and other […]

Timing, plant selection and clothing all key for allergy-friendly gardening

[KARE 11, May 21, 2019] Love to get your hands dirty, but your allergies keep you out of the garden? Suffering from outdoor allergies doesn’t mean you have to skip your green pastime. Experts say if you aren’t already taking your allergy medication, start them about a week before you plan to be in the […]

Picking the right sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, May 20, 2019] Navigating the sunscreen aisle can be tricky. A recent study found several ingredients found in most sunscreens were also found in the bloodstream after just one day of use! So how do we know what’s safe for our skin? Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health talked with WCCO about […]

Amy Jerdee is named president of St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

Amy Jerdee named president of St. Francis Regional Medical Center

[Shakopee News, May 20, 2019] St. Francis Regional Medical Center has named Amy Jerdee as its new president. Jerdee will assume her new position on June 24. “Amy is an exceptional leader with outstanding clinical and operational experience, most recently as vice president of clinical operations at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin,” said […]

Tools for teens and young adults navigating mental health

[MPR News, May 15, 2019] This week, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith spoke publicly for the first time about living with depression. Her initial experience of it came when she was a teenager. Smith’s story highlights the growing need for more mental health support in schools. One in five teenagers and young adults lives with a […]