Wellness

Allina supports Apple Health Records as patients’ access to medical records increases

[Faribault Daily News, April 1, 2019] One of Apple’s latest developments could have an impact on area residents. Apple Health Records has received support from Allina Health, which owns District One Hospital in Faribault and Owatonna Hospital. Apple Health Records aims to combine medications, immunizations and lab results from multiple institutions in one place. For […]

Apple extends iPhone health records access to Allina Health

Apple extends iPhone health records access to Allina Health

[Becker’s Healthcare, March 28, 2019] Allina Health patients can now access their medical information through Apple’s iPhone health records app. Apple based its health records app on fast healthcare interoperability resources guidelines, a standard for transferring electronic medical records. Under the new partnership, Allina Health patients will be able to access their medical records from […]

Allina Health’s efforts to eliminate stigma around mental health and addiction begin internally

[American Hospital Association, Aug. 22, 2018] Inspired by a friend struggling to get their child in crisis access to services, Allina Health President and CEO Penny Wheeler, M.D., recognized there often is a gap between the care medical professionals aspire to provide and what actually is delivered. With her support an internally-focused, anti-stigma initiative was […]

The community gardens at Unity Hospital are part of a bigger focus at Unity to make healthy connections with the community/

Fitness and fun this fall at the library

[Pierce County Herald, September 2, 2017] Looking for a social outlet paired with healthy lifestyle choices? The Fitness and Fun program might be for you! Sign up for Yoga with CJ at noon Sept. 7 and 21, or join in a group walk with Florence at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Eat Well on Four Dollars […]

How to incorporate healthy fats into your diet

[KARE 11, July 3, 2017] Bad news for coconut oil fans: New research shows it has more saturated fat than butter and lard. The American Heart Association says despite it being marketed as “healthy,” it’s simply not. Allina Health dietitian Elizabeth Vander Laan with Allina Health says olive oil is a healthy oil that can […]

Youth baseball injuries

[WCCO-AM, June 7, 2017] With Little League season getting started, doctors are warning parents about the uptick in overuse injuries among young baseball players. Dr. Pearce McCarty, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health and a member of the Minnesota Twins medical team, spoke about this with WCCO-AM radio.

Health Check: Exercise as a form of medicine

[Twelve News, October 4, 2016] Several times a week, you’ll find 46-year-old Dede Jackson in a gym, getting in her recommended dose of exercise. That’s a message physical therapist Gail Ericson of Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing wants to get out to everyone, especially women over the age of 40. You […]

Health Check: Parents use playground for personal gym

[Twelve News, July 5, 2016] “Yeah, we’re avid park goers,” said Abbie Johnson, a mother of four. Johnson takes her children to the park partially so they can burn off energy, but also out of necessity. “A playground like this is a great one,” said Steve Moore, an exercise physiologist from WestHealth in Plymouth. “Great location we’re […]

Phillips Eye Institute volunteers perform eye screenings at St. Paul and Minneapolis public schools

2016 Eureka! awards winner: Allina Health

[Business Journal, June 17, 2016] As a case coordinator in the early youth eye care program of Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute, Cody Engelhaupt encountered the same frustrating circumstances over and over: Kids would fail initial eye screenings, yet would never receive the follow-up care they needed to diagnose and treat eye problems. As community […]

Healthy Living Fair offers health reality check

[Twelve News, March 15, 2016] On Sunday afternoon, representatives from local hospitals, gyms, weight loss centers and a variety of other places that fall under the health umbrella gathered at the Plymouth Creek Center for the annual Healthy Living Fair. One of the highlights of the fair was the free health screenings offered by Allina […]