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Holiday Heart Syndrome — it’s real

[KARE 11, December 5, 2019] Some doctors say they see more heart attacks on Christmas Day than any other time of the year. Dr. Nick Burke, who specializes in interventional cardiology with Allina Health at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says holidays are stressful which can lead to what he calls “Holiday Heart Syndrome.” “It is […]

St. Francis Regional Medical Center will launch $25M expansion in April

St. Francis Regional Medical Center will launch $25M expansion in April

[Shakopee Valley News, December 5, 2019] St. Francis Regional Medical Center will launch a $25 million project to expand its emergency room and cancer center starting this April in an attempt to keep up with the rapid population spike in Scott County, according to the hospital’s Director of Business Development Michael Morris. The hospital’s current […]

New Ulm Medical Center splits social worker cost of social worker with health plan to curb emergency department overuse

New Ulm Medical Center splits social worker cost of social worker with health plan to curb emergency department overuse

[HospitalLeaders, December 5, 2019] New Ulm Medical Center struck a deal with a local payer willing to share the cost of a simple intervention. The arrangement has been paying dividends for seven years. Patients who use the emergency department at least three times within four months at Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center in New […]

Regina Hospital’s new emergency department explained

[KDWA Radio, December 3, 2019] If you haven’t had to go to the emergency department at Regina Hospital lately, you might not know many of the great services they’ve added since the remodeled department opened three years ago. Emergency department medical director Dr. Justin Pattee and hospital president Helen Strike talked with KDWA about all […]

New Ulm Medical Center Emergency Department: Where quality care and real-world training meet

New Ulm Medical Center Emergency Department: Where quality care and real-world training meet

[New Ulm Journal, December 2, 2019] Every day looks different for the New Ulm Medical Center Emergency Department. Brittany Brindle, MD, knows this better than anyone. As an Emergency Department physician, Brindle works with her team to provide first-rate care during an often very stressful time for patients. “Even though we’re a small hospital, we […]