Allina Health announces significant upgrade to Cambridge Medical Center

Allina Health announces significant upgrade to Cambridge Medical Center

[County News Review, Sept. 18, 2019] As part of their commitment to provide comprehensive care to the residents of Isanti County and surrounding communities, Allina Health is pleased to announce plans to install in a new state-of-the-art heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) system for Cambridge Medical Center. The new air handler system will take approximately […]

Beating winter’s bite on the skin

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2019] Whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. With the cold air comes cracked, itchy, dry skin. But there are steps we can take now to shield our skin from the bitter cold. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 News and shared […]

Change to Chill kicks off new school year in 16 partner schools

[KDWA-AM, Sept. 16, 2019] For the 2019-2020 school year, Allina Health’s Change to Chill (CTC) School Partnership has expanded to include16 new area high schools, in addition to providing continued support to schools that participated in the Partnership last year. “Allina Health, through its CTC program, is helping teens manage stress, improve their mental well-being […]

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

[Modern Healthcare, Sept. 14, 2019] A growing focus on patient-centered care—sometimes being called person centered care—at health systems is putting a spotlight on access, experience and the possibility of “hospital at home.” Health systems are broadening their definition of patient-centered care, sometimes extending the concept beyond clinical care by replacing the term “patient” with a […]

Allina Health real-time prescription drug pricing tool helps save patients money

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 13, 2019] A real-time prescription pricing tool embedded in patients’ electronic health record is showing patients right in the doctor’s office how much they will pay for a prescription based on their specific insurance coverage and their pharmacy. 600 Allina Health family doctors are currently using the tool, like Gary Konkol. “It’s a […]

Move to ban flavored vaping products

[KMSP Fox 9. September 11, 2019] Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his administration is looking into banning most flavored e-cigs, which could have a massive impact on the multibillion dollar industry. The push comes in light of the lung injury cases nationwide, many which have impacted teens. “There’s Skittles-flavored vaping, there’s gummy bear-flavored vaping – […]

Hundreds participate in 21st Courage Kenny annual ‘Shoot for Fun’ event

[WDIO TV, September 7, 2019] Orange overtook the skies above the Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve in Duluth Saturday for the 21st Annual Courage Kenny’s ‘Shoot for Fun’ event. Over 450 avid hunting and sporting clay enthusiasts from across the region participated in the fun. There was food, prizes and live music spread throughout the […]

More deaths linked to vaping

[KMSP Fox 9, September 6, 2019] After a fifth death has been linked to vaping, the CDC is now urging people to avoid using e-cigarettes amid the outbreak. Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic medical director and pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with Fox 9 about the outbreak, the CDC warnings and what’s causing […]

Ric Magnuson, Allina Health Chief Financial Officer

Healthcare CFOs look forward to value-based care, consumerism

[RevCycleIntelligence, September 6, 2019] Healthcare CFOs need to be strategic partners, not just financial gatekeepers, for their organizations to succeed under value-based care and other new ways of doing business. “Value-based care is the right thing to be doing from all perspectives. But it is a change from how we’re running and thinking about key […]

New device being tested at Abbott Northwestern Hospital gives hope to patients with leaking heart valve

[Star Tribune, September 6, 2019] Three tricuspid regurgitation (TR) patients at Minneapolis’ Abbott Northwestern Hospital quietly jumped to the forefront of a wave of cardiology innovation represented by a class of new “structural heart” devices that optimize blood flow using foldable memory metals and tendril-like catheters thin enough to fit inside blood vessels. “I had […]