Ambulances to Share Space with Anoka’s Emergency Services

[Anoka County Union, Aug. 28, 2009] Under a new lease agreement approved by Anoka City Council, Allina ambulances are now dispatching out of the city’s public safety center on Harrison Street. Early this month the council approved the space trade, which saw Allina moving into the police and fire headquarters in exchange for the training […]

Allina Selects Avatar for Patient Satisfaction Evaluation, Improvement Program

[Allina Newsroom, Sept. 2, 2009] Allina Hospitals & Clinics has selected Avatar International, an industry leader in health care quality improvement services, to partner in a comprehensive patient satisfaction evaluation and service delivery optimization program. “Because patient feedback drives the development of Allina Hospitals & Clinics’ programs and services, as well as annual plans, it […]

Advanced Heart Device Could Help More People

[Star Tribune & Pioneer Press, Sept. 2, 2009] A widely anticipated heart disease study released Tuesday could boost the use of an advanced type of heart defibrillator made by companies with strong roots in Minnesota. “This will likely broaden the number of patients who will be treated with [CRT-D] devices,” said Dr. William Katsiyiannis, a […]

Diabetes Support is One Facet of Available Services

[Hastings Star Gazette, Aug. 27, 2009] For some hearing the word,  “diabetes”  brings emotion and apprehension. It does not have to be that way. “Yes, it is a serious disease, but you can be well with it,” said  Sharon Mathews, health educator with Allina Medical Clinic, Hastings. Diet, weight control and exercise can contribute to […]

Make Sense of Your Medical Bills

[Allina Newsroom, Sept. 1, 2009] Medical bills can be confusing, especially when you aren’t feeling well. On Tuesday, September 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Unity Hospital is offering a free seminar to help patients, and the community, understand medical bills. Presented by Unity’s financial services staff, this seminar will also review resources available to […]

Allina Partners with YMCA to Prevent Childhood Obesity

[Allina Newsroom, Aug. 31, 2009] Participation is growing in a fast-paced program that teaches five- to 12-year-olds about nutrition and exercise. The YMCA selected Power by the Hour and has incorporated the program into 40 YMCA Summer Power youth program sites this summer throughout the Twin Cities. The program, called Power by the Hour, was […]

Study Lists Buffalo Hospital Among Top Three Best Value, Quality-Care Hospitals in State

[Wright County Journal-Press, August 28, 2009] Buffalo Hospital is among the top three hospitals in the state for providing quality health care with efficient value, according to results from Best Practices, a research study released by Minnesota 2020. Buffalo Hospital was ranked third in the study of 42 Minnesota hospitals. “Our strength as a hospital […]

A Heart Attack, a Crash and Presto, Two Nurses Arrive

[Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2009] A 60-year-old man, driving east on the 1600 block of Hague Avenue had crashed a Ford Explorer into a parked car in St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland area. He was buckled in. No pulse. Not breathing. A crowd gathered, but nobody was quite sure what to do, the couple said. Amy Sportel, […]

St. Francis in Top 10 for Health Care Value in State

[Jordan Independent, Aug. 23, 2009] St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee is among the top 10 hospitals in Minnesota for providing quality health care with efficient value, according to results of a study on Minnesota 2020, an Internet news site. Also on the list are Allina’s Cambridge Medical Center and Buffalo Hospital. Read the […]

These Programs Provide Parental Support

It’s long been said that children don’t come with instruction manuals. So where does a parent turn for support and guidance when needed?