Allina Health System

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 […]

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 […]

How Allina Health is boosting nurse retention rates

[Becker’s Hospital Review, August 27, 2019] Burnout is a growing problem among U.S. nurses, with over half reporting symptoms of poor physical and mental health, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. To help address burnout and increase retention rates among new graduate nurses, Minneapolis-based Allina Health has […]

Allina Health ‘drafts’ interns at Genesys Works’ Draft Day

[KMSP Fox 9, August 13, 2019] This year non-profit Genesys Works will place more than 300 high schools seniors from underserved communities with 56 Twin Cities companies. Allina Health started taking Genesys Works interns with two last year and for its efforts won Genesys Works’ Rookie of the Year award. This year Allina will play […]

Allina Health Paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz received the Allina Health Commitment to Care Award for his efforts to calm pediatric patients with his magic.

Ambulance Magic: Connecting with pediatric patients

[Epoch Times, August 12, 2019] Riding in the back of an ambulance can be a traumatic experience, especially for children. It can also be hard on the paramedics responsible for treating the patient on the way to the hospital. One first responder had a harrowing experience treating a child, and now he’s connecting with his […]

Allina Health efforts at population health improvement yield results

Allina Health efforts at population health improvement yield results

[Star Tribune, August 11, 2019] Allina Health’s long-running Heart of New Ulm project is unique nationally in proving that a communitywide focus, led by a local hospital, could improve cardiac health. Allina invested $9 million in the 10-year project, which reduced the number of residents with high cholesterol, hypertension and smoking habits in New Ulm […]

Community and Allina officials cut the ribbon officially opening Allina's Customer Experience Center in Coon Rapids.

Allina Health introduces star ratings for primary care physicians

[ABC Newspapers, August 7, 2019] Allina Health now provides star ratings for its primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. The ratings are compiled by an independent organization from surveys sent to patients who receive care from an Allina Health provider. The star ratings, one to five, show on each provider’s web page at AllinaHealth.org along […]

HealthPartners will add Allina in Medicare health plans

[Star Tribune, August 6, 2019] HealthPartners said it will add Allina Health System next year to the network of doctors and hospitals in its Medicare Advantage health plans. It’s another sign of how the state’s Medicare market continues to be in flux following the elimination of Medicare Cost health plans across much of Minnesota at […]

Allina Health honored with MHA Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Award

[MHA Newsline, August 5, 2019] MHA has honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 35th annual awards ceremony. Allina Health in Minneapolis received the Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Award in the large hospital category, which recognizes hospitals that have taken extraordinary and innovative steps to make patient safety a top […]