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COVID-19 Q&A

[WCCO-TV, April 12, 2020] With COVID-19 infections and deaths still rising, people have many questions about what is ahead. Allina Health’s president of River Falls Area Hospital and Regina Hospital, Helen Strike, talked with WCCO-TV and answered viewer questions about the virus.

What kind of leadership does our nation need?

[CBS, April 12, 2020] “Sunday Morning” Special Contributor Ted Koppel asks three leaders from disparate fields , including Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler, them about the most important elements of leadership, and what our nation seeks out in a time of crisis. Dr. Wheeler is a gynecologist and obstetrician who now runs […]

COVID-19 pandemic economic impact

[KMSP Fox 9, April 11, 2020] The order for hospitals to eliminate elective surgeries and other non-emergent care, hospital finances have been crippled causing health systems to furlough some employees. Allina Health Senior Vice President for Human Resources Christine Moore talked with Fox 9 News about what that means at her system. WCCO-TV News also […]

United Hospital nurse inspired by her own bout with H1N1 virus when 15

[TPT, April 10, 2020] When United Hospital nurse Anneliese Preus was 15 years old she was hospitalized for two weeks by the H1N1 virus. It was her experience and how she was treated by nurses then that inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. Anneliese told her story to Twin Cities Public Television on […]

Allina calls for more donations

Allina calls for more donations

[New Ulm Journal, April 9, 2020] Allina Health is calling for more donated personal protection equipment, money to help caregivers pay their own bills, and food. The initial request for equipment was to have expired on April 5. “As we prepare for the anticipated surge of coronavirus patients, we are doing everything we can to […]

Chinese Minnesota physicians group donates face masks

[KMSP Fox 9, April 8, 2020] The Association of Minnesota Chinese Physicians has donated 2000 face masks to Allina Health. The badly needed personal protection equipment will supplement the dwindling supply of masks in area hospitals. KARE 11 News also covered this story.

Should I pull my parents out of the retirement home?

Should I pull my parents out of the retirement home?

[Pioneer Press, April 5, 2020] With the coronavirus showing up in congregate living facilities more frequently now, it’s a question increasingly on the minds of those with loved ones living in a nursing home, assisted living center, or similar facility where older residents live together and use common spaces — and where the coronavirus can […]

Managing the limited number of COVID-19 testing supplies

[WCCO-TV, April 2, 2020] The limited supply of COVID-19 test kits is keeping Minnesota health care systems from testing as many people as they’d like. Allina Health Vice President of Laboratory Services, Heather Dawson, talked with WCCO-TV about how the smaller than desired supply is being managed.

Advice to make staying at home more tolerable

[KMSP Fox 9, April, 1, 2020] As the days mount with the stay-at-home directive, tensions in the house may mount. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with Fox 9 News about how to make that time more bearable.

Bachman’s delivers 1500 flower plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital workers

Bachman’s delivers 1500 flower plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital workers

[Star Tribune, March 31, 2020] Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden donated 1,500 flowering plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in appreciation of the efforts of health care workers responding to the Coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Star Tribune captured the event in photos. See them online here.