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The life or death battle against COVID-19

The life or death battle against COVID-19

[Star Tribune, May 24, 2020] Most people sickened by COVID-19 survive, but in serious cases, the experience is harrowing, the effects linger and the long-term health risks aren’t clear. Minnesotans need to understand the consequences, survivors say, particularly as many grow restless with restrictions designed to slow the pandemic. “Please, please, please take it seriously,” […]

New COVID rehab program aids patients recovering from virus

[KMSP Fox 9, May 15, 2020] For Steve Soeffker, leaving Abbott Northwestern Hospital Friday marked the end of 43 day odyssey through COVID-19, from entering the hospital feeling like a dead man to leaving feeling like a new person. He was the beneficiary of a new rehab program for COVID patients created by the Courage […]

Stroke survivor and doctor warn people experiencing stroke symptoms to seek help

[KARE 11, May, 14, 2020] The hospital can be a scary place right now for people who are worried they might catch COVID-19 if they go in with symptoms of other illnesses. Doctors who care for stroke patients worry fear of seeking treatment for illnesses outside of COVID-19 could end lives. Dr. Yasha Kayan is […]

Allina doctor on working with COVID patients

[MPR News, May 13, 2020] Dr. Charles Pogemiller is a hospitalist at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He’s been treating COVID positive patients throughout the pandemic. He talked with MPR’s Angela David about his work and how he stays prepared to care for his patients.

Chalk art with a powerful message

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2020] Vendors at the Minneapolis Midtown Global Market regularly provide free meals for nurses and other caregivers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. On Nurses Day, Wednesday, they also arranged for local chalk artist Shane Anderson to draw a special message to the nurses in front of the hospital. KARE 11 and KSTP-TV also […]

What National Guard flyover means to frontline health workers

[KMSP Fox 9, May 5, 2020] Wednesday, aircraft from the Minnesota National Guard will flyover many Minnesota healthcare facilities as a gesture of thanks for the work they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health’s Julie Singewald, a veteran herself and director of radiology services at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, […]

Plasma therapy to fight COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, April 26, 2020] Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s husband John Bessler on Sunday announced his recent participation in an experimental treatment for COVID-19 after recovering from the virus himself. Officials say he was the seventh person to donate plasma as part of a program in Minnesota. Thousands of other recovered COVID-19 patients have participated nationwide. Bessler […]

Bachman’s delivers 1500 flower plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital workers

Bachman’s delivers 1500 flower plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital workers

[Star Tribune, March 31, 2020] Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden donated 1,500 flowering plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in appreciation of the efforts of health care workers responding to the Coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Star Tribune captured the event in photos. See them online here.

Bachman’s donates 1500 flowing plants to boost staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

[KSTP-TV, March 31, 2020] Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden donated 1,500 flowering spring plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in appreciation of the efforts of health care workers responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. KSTP-TV was there to capture thew delivery. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio also covered the Bachman donation.

Community surprises Allina Health cancer patient with bell ringing send-off

[KARE 11, March 30, 2020] Surprise parties are nearly impossible to achieve in these times of social distancing, but a Northfield community found a way to pull off an unforgettable send-off on Tuesday, for a beloved neighbor battling brain cancer. Barb Barlau, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in January.  Several […]