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On the COVID-19 frontlines at Interlude Restorative Suites

[KSTP-TV, May 11, 2020] The very front of some of the front lines can be found at Interlude Restorative Suites in Fridley. It’s a special facility used only for COVID-19 patients right now. It’s a recovery site that was created about four weeks ago as part of a partnership between Allina Health and Presbyterian Homes […]

Allina Health provides mental health resources online for COVID-19 stress

[WCCO-TV, May 10, 2020] There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic is adding stress to our daily live. But how we deal with it depends on each individual. Susan Nygaard, manager of community health improvement at Allina Health, talked with WCCO-TV News about stress and the free tools Allina Health provides online to help manage […]

Making it easier for moms on Mother’s Day

[KARE 11, May 9, 2020] Mother’s Day is coming at the perfect time to remind us of all the extra work moms are doing during the pandemic. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso about what we can do for our moms.

Allina Health President Dr. Penny Wheeler on Bloomberg Radio

[Bloomberg Radio, May 8, 2020] Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler talked with Bloomberg Radio about the status of COVID-19 in our service area and about the planning healthcare systems are doing to prepare for the expected COVID-19 surge.

Mom’s mental health on Mother’s Day

[KMSP Fox 9, May 8, 2020] This coming Mother’s Day will be one like no other. Moms are feeling all the normal stresses, but with the added pressures of kids at home and having to help teaching kids locked out of school. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso talked with the Fox 9 Morning Buzz […]

How to make Mother’s Day special amid the pandemic

[WCCO-TV, May 7, 2020] This Mother’s Day will be like no other. No big family gatherings or dinners out. And on top of that, the extra pressures of having kids at home makes it extra challenging for moms. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso about how to make mom feel special this year.

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 […]

Ready to safely resume elective surgeries at Allina Health

[KSTP-TV, May 6, 2020] An executive order from Gov. Tim Walz will allow elective surgeries to resume in Minnesota next Monday, May 11. Allina Health chief medical officer Dr. Tim Sielaff says Allina Health is carefully preparing for that work to begin.

Allina EMS, First Responders, watch Minnesota Guard flyover

[KSTP-TV, May 6, 2020] The Minnesota National Guard honored COVID-19 frontline caregivers with a flyover of Twin Cities hospitals Wednesday. Allina Health EMS crews, along with Coon Rapids police and fire first responders, gathered at Allina Health’s Mercy Hospital to watch the spectacle.

Elective surgeries to resume Monday

[KMSP Fox 9, May 5, 2020] Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order Tuesday allowing elective surgeries to restart on May 11. The executive order provides a roadmap for safely restarting elective surgeries. Starting next week, doctors, dentists, and veterinarians who create a plan to keep patients and healthcare professionals safe may begin offering these procedures […]