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What consumers really want from the healthcare experience

What consumers really want from the healthcare experience

[eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, July 31, 2019] Survey results show consumers need healthcare to be more affordable, convenient, and transparent. And as many other industries have found, digital tools and experiences can help organizations meet those expectations. That’s one reason why Allina Health, a 12-hospital system in Minnesota, has made a huge digital push in […]

Regina Hospital president Helen Strike featured on Hastings radio station

[KDWA Radio, July 30, 2019] After being on the job as the new president of Allina Health’s Regina and River Falls Area Hospitals, Helen Strike sat down with Hastings radio stations KDWA’s Maureen McNeary to talk about her early impressions of Regina Hospital and Hastings. List to the interview here.

Courage Kenny gives gift of golf back to those with disabilities

[WCCO-TV, July 27, 2019] One in seven Americans has a disability. But whether they have it at birth or it occurs later in life doesn’t mean they have to give up their love of playing sports. A program right here in the Twin Cities is making sure of that. Five years ago, Craig Brewster, a […]

Dr. Nancy Whitley, physician who cared for seriously ill as she developed cancer, dies at 62

[Star Tribune, July 27, 2019] At age 57, Dr. Nancy Whitley made a career switch and pursued more medical training to specialize in the care of seriously ill patients. Known as palliative care medicine, the field is sometimes mistaken for only end-of-life care, but its broader purpose is to help patients maintain control over their […]

Courage Kenny celebrates 40 years of getting people outdoors

[Duluth News Tribune, July 21, 2019] Twin Cities-based Alina Health combined their Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Center Duluth together in June 2013 with the official name of the Duluth-based operations now Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute — Northland. While the name is a mouthful, the mission has been clear: Get people of all abilities […]

Allina Health opens new call center in Coon Rapids

[CTN News, July 19, 2019] Allina Health’s new Customer Experience Center is now open in Coon Rapids. The ribbon cutting/grand opening comes as it is set to begin taking calls and message from across Allina’s entire service area.

Change to Chill: Local students take action to ease school stress

[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019] The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2013, when student survey data showed a marked increase in the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Experts across the health system met with local teens, later giving shape to what is now […]

Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

New Allina Health Greenway Clinic opens in Calhoun Village

[Southwest Journal, July 13, 2019] A new clinic offering urgent care and family health services opened July 9 in Cedar-Isles-Dean. The Allina Health Greenway Clinic will operate on the second floor of the Calhoun Village commercial center off West Lake Street. “We are excited to be opening a clinic that puts the patients’ needs first, […]