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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 […]