emergency care

New Ulm Medical Center splits social worker cost of social worker with health plan to curb emergency department overuse

New Ulm Medical Center splits social worker cost of social worker with health plan to curb emergency department overuse

[HospitalLeaders, December 5, 2019] New Ulm Medical Center struck a deal with a local payer willing to share the cost of a simple intervention. The arrangement has been paying dividends for seven years. Patients who use the emergency department at least three times within four months at Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center in New […]

Regina Hospital’s new emergency department explained

[KDWA Radio, December 3, 2019] If you haven’t had to go to the emergency department at Regina Hospital lately, you might not know many of the great services they’ve added since the remodeled department opened three years ago. Emergency department medical director Dr. Justin Pattee and hospital president Helen Strike talked with KDWA about all […]

Allina Health paramedic uses magic to calm kids in an emergency

[CBS Morning News, November 7, 2019] For many people, especially children, a ride in the back of an ambulance can be scary. That prompted Allina Health EMS paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz to look for a way to take scary out of that ride. His answer, magic. CBS Morning News followed Ivan for a day to see […]

Allina Health paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz uses magic tricks in the back of his ambulance to soothe his youngest patients. (Star Tribune photo)

Allina Health paramedic works magic — literally — when responding to emergencies involving kids

[Star Tribune, August 16, 2019] Ivan Mazurkiewicz knows there will never be a typical day on his job. As a paramedic for Allina Health, he might be called to assist an older adult who’s taken a bad fall, before rushing to the home of someone else going into cardiac arrest. But it’s children whose medical […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

Coming high heat can threaten health

[WCCO Radio, June 26, 2019] The forecast for high heat the remainder of the week has people thinking about possible health consequences. Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Nick Johnson talked with WCCO Radio about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to protect yourself from the heat.

Renovated emergency department at Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital on display

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2018] The $25 million renovation and expansion of Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department was opened for area media to tour. The improvements include three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, and five additional mental health beds […]

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital shows off new emergency department

[KARE 11, Dec. 19, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital is unveiling its renovated emergency department today. The hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities. The $25 million renovation includes three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, including a grieving […]

Allina Health EMS ready for 4th of July

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2018] On a holiday like the 4th of July, most folks are spending time with family and enjoying the celebrations. But for Allina Health EMS paramedics and EMTs it’s another work day that can bring some special concerns. KSTP News rode along on this 4th to see what happens.

Quick action by St. Francis Regional Medical Center staff saves Bloomington man’s life

[KARE 11, June 18, 2018] An ordinary drive home from playing hockey with friends the Friday before the Minnesota Super Bowl is now a pivotal moment in the life of Patrick Ouellet. “I started feeling some chest cramps that felt unusual,” Patrick says. “This one was more like somebody was putting a weight or was […]