Emergency Department

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

[MPR, Sept. 20, 2019] A statement posted Thursday night on the Hennepin County attorney’s website sparked outrage in the overdose prevention and drug recovery communities. Advocates and physicians say the prosecutor’s office mischaracterized the anti-overdose medication Narcan, and that the agency’s words could cause people to fear the life-saving medication. Dr. Katherine Katzung, who chairs […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

Twins game delayed due to dehydrated umpire; can dehydration get you?

[KARE 11, July 8, 2019] An umpire at the Sunday Twins-Rangers game was unable to finish the contest due to dehydration. That prompted KARE 11 News to come to talk to Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency physician Dr. Kate Katzung about dehydration, how to notice its symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do if […]

Coming high heat can threaten health

[WCCO Radio, June 26, 2019] The forecast for high heat the remainder of the week has people thinking about possible health consequences. Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Nick Johnson talked with WCCO Radio about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to protect yourself from the heat.

Renovated emergency department at Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital on display

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2018] The $25 million renovation and expansion of Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department was opened for area media to tour. The improvements include three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, and five additional mental health beds […]

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital shows off new emergency department

[KARE 11, Dec. 19, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital is unveiling its renovated emergency department today. The hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities. The $25 million renovation includes three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, including a grieving […]

Emergency room patients are choosing acupuncture instead of painkillers at Minneapolis hospital

[KSTP-TV, May 5, 2016] Overdoses from painkillers and heroin are just about as deadly as car crashes in Minnesota. Last year, 336 deaths were linked to the use of opioids or heroin. In contrast, 411 people died in crashes. Fatal facts like that drove a Minneapolis hospital to find another way to tame the pain. […]

Abbott pioneers acupuncture in the ER

Abbott pioneers acupuncture in the ER

[Star Tribune, March 15, 2016] Abbott Northwestern Hospital is reporting success using acupuncture in its emergency room to treat conditions ranging from car accident injuries to migraines to kidney stones, and hoping to prove that the traditional Chinese treatment can reduce doctors’ reliance on addictive opioids to manage patients’ pain. The Minneapolis hospital was the […]

Health Check: Fall prevention starts with exercise

[Twelve News, September 15, 2015] At Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, the emergency department sees its fair share of injuries related to falls. “Probably four or five times a week we’re down in the emergency room seeing patients who have had a fall but probably didn’t hurt themselves bad enough to get admitted,” said Chris […]

Burwell breakthrough at Abbott Northwestern

Burwell breakthrough at Abbott Northwestern

[Star Tribune, August 16, 2015] Barbara Burwell and sons Blake, Michael and Peter participated in “wall-breaking” ceremonies last week for the $28 million renovation and expansion of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency department. Rod Burwell, the veteran Minnesota entrepreneur who died in April, and Barbara Burwell made a $3 million lead gift to kick off […]