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Seeking COVID-19 help online and on the phone

[WCCO-TV, March 12, 2020] Amidst all the COVID-19 concerns, it can be tricky to know if and when you should go in to a doctor’s office or hospital. Health officials are urging people to call their provider first, and depending on symptoms, they are asking people to consider a virtual visit. Inside Allina’s Coon Rapids […]

Allina Health psychologist offers tips to calm COVID-19 anxiety

[KARE 11, March 11, 2020] The number of confirmed cases in the U-S is now above 1,000. That growing number is making a lot of people nervous. So what can you do to deal with that anxiety? Psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel with Allina Health says worry is the thief of joy and a set up […]

How to spot the difference between the flu and COVID-19

[KMSP Fox 9, March 10, 2020] Minnesota health officials are still investigating the state’s third coronavirus case, this time in Anoka County. As the monitoring continues, many are wondering, what are the ways to spot coronavirus? Helen Strike is the Incident Commander for COVID-19 throughout Allina Health; she dealt with the Ebola outbreak a few […]

Allina Health is prepared for COVID-19

[MPR News, March 10, 2020] How are healthcare providers preparing for COVID-19? Is there enough capacity in terms of beds, and equipment? And how are hospital and clinics protecting employees and other patients from the new virus. Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler addressed those questions and more in an interview with Minnesota […]

Allina Health EMS ready for COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] The first line of response to COVID-19 may be emergency medical service paramedics and EMTs. Allina Health EMS providers are well prepared for that job.

KARE 11 viewers ask about COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 9, 2020] As the COVID-19 outbreak goes on, people continue to ask questions about how to protect themselves. United Hospital Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dr. Alison Peterson, answered some of those questions for KARE 11.

More COVID-19 questions and answers

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] With more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota come more questions from people wanting to know how to protect themselves and their families. Allina Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tim Sielaff, joined WCCO-TV in studio to answer some of those questions. Dr. Sielaff also answered additional questions later in the WCCO […]

Questions and answers about COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] With the COVID-19 virus now hitting closer to home in Minnesota and Wisconsin, more questions are being asked about how to protect yourself. Allina Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tim Sielaff, joined WCCO-TV in studio to answer some of those questions. Dr. Sielaff also answered additional questions later in the same […]

What to know about COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 7, 2020] With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Minnesota, what do you need to know about the virus? Helen Strike, President of Allina Health’s River Falls Area and Regina Hospitals, and leader of Allina Health’s COVID-19 response team talked with KARE 11 about those questions? Helen Strike answered additional questions […]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans upgrades

Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans upgrades

[Finance & Commerce, March 4, 2020] Two construction projects expected to cost $199 million on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis are anything but the end of building at one of the city’s oldest hospitals. Hospital officials met last week with Phillips neighborhood residents to fill them in on the upcoming work on the […]