Allina Health EMS

St. Michael’s Girl Makes Dramatic 911 Call

[KMSP TV, KARE11 TV, WCCO TV, KSTP TV, WCCO Radio, Jan. 6, 2009] Frightened but in control, nine year old Sydney Gifford knew what to do when her mother, Laura, was felled by a seizure a month after brain surgery to remove a tumor. She called 911 and with the help of Allina Medical Transportation […]

St. Michael's Girl Makes Dramatic 911 Call

[KMSP TV, KARE11 TV, WCCO TV, KSTP TV, WCCO Radio, Jan. 6, 2009] Frightened but in control, nine year old Sydney Gifford knew what to do when her mother, Laura, was felled by a seizure a month after brain surgery to remove a tumor. She called 911 and with the help of Allina Medical Transportation […]

Allina to oversee Woodbury’s emergency response

[St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report, Dec. 22,2009] Woodbury has chosen Allina Hospitals & Clinics to provide medical direction for its police, fire and emergency services divisions. The city chose Woodbury from among three area hospital organizations that submitted bids. “When staff compared the costs of each vendor for the services we deem necessary, Allina […]

Allina Delivers Toys for Tots

[KARE11-TV, Dec. 15, 2009] Again this year, Allina Medical Transportation filled ambulances full of toys donated at hospitals and clinics from across the Allina system and delivered them to KARE11-TV and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toy for Tots program. Allina’s Jeff Lanenberg made the presentation. Watch below. [hana-flv-player video=”http://www.allina.com/ahs/news.nsf/page/091215_ToysforTots_KARE_5p.flv/$FILE/091215_ToysforTots_KARE_5p.flv” /]

A display of gratitude for a lifesaving effort

[Star Tribune, Dec. 9, 2009] On the anniversary of the day she suffered a brain aneurysm, Sandie Birdsall met the police officer, paramedics and emergency medical technicians who rushed to her aid. The gathering was arranged by Allina Hospitals & Clinics, which now operates the Valley-Lakeville-Farmington (ALF) ambulance service. Read the full story on startribune.com.

First Snow Challenges Ambulance Crews

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 8, 2009] On nights like this, emergency crews expect the worst and they deal with bad driving more than the rest of us. WCCO News reporter Reg Chapman rode along with Allina ambulance crews on the night of the first major snow of the season to see what it’s like. Watch the story […]

Merging municipal service can save money, increase quality

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 06, 2009] Most city officials instinctively want to control their own services and preserve their identities—showing off the city name on water towers, police cars, snowplows and uniforms. Yet pride comes at a price. The state auditor’s office recently released figures that show that some cities are paying 10 times as much […]

S.D. doctor back from the dead, thanks to ice packs

[Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2009] Putting people who “drop dead” from heart attack on ice can spare them brain damage. This doctor is living proof. Dr. Larry Ebbert likes to say that he just happened to be changing planes in Minneapolis when he dropped dead in June. That is why he lived to tell […]

Woman Thanks Medics Who Saved Her

[WCCO, KARE11, Pioneer Press, Dec. 1, 2009] A woman who suffered a brain aneurysm in her home got a chance to thank the strangers who saved her life including paramedics from Allina’s ALF Ambulance Service. In Apple Valley Tuesday, Sandie Birdsall got a chance to hug the first responders who came to her aid exactly […]

The handyman's approach to CPR

[Pioneer Press, Oct. 18, 2009] People performing CPR chest compressions might fare better using a device that functions a bit like a toilet plunger rather than using their hands. That’s the unlikely notion at the heart of Roseville-based Advanced Circulatory Systems (ACS). Allina Medical Transport — the ambulance division of Minneapolis-based Allina Health System — […]