leadership

Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

[Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2019] Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The program honors physician and nurse leaders working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential […]

How health care collaboration can improve quality and cut costs

[Twin Cities Business Magazine, September 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative […]

Mayo Clinic named nation’s best hospital by U.S. News & World Report

[Pioneer Press, August 2, 2016] For the Twin Cities, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis retained first place in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Abbott Northwestern received national rankings in five specialty areas: Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 31); Geriatrics (No. 41); Gynecology (No. 16), Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 47) and Orthopedics (no. 14). […]

Hospital Spotlight – Q&A with Tim Bollig, Operations Manager for Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

Hospital Spotlight – Q&A with Tim Bollig, Operations Manager for Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

[DOTmed.com, May 11, 2016] HealthCare Business News recently caught up with Tim Bollig to learn more about his history in health care and to get the latest about medical imaging at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health. HCB News: What inspired you to get involved in health care? Tim Bollig: My mom was a nurse […]

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Allina merging hospitals in Anoka County

[Star Tribune, May 10. 2016] Allina Health is merging under one license two acute care hospitals in Anoka County, as the Minneapolis-based system tries to eliminate duplicate services at the nearby medical centers. Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley will continue distinct operations, but the smaller medical center in Fridley next […]

Cambridge Medical Center earns recognition from The Joint Commission

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New food and beverage choices coming to Abbott Northwestern Hospital

New food and beverage choices coming to Abbott Northwestern Hospital

[The Alley, January 18, 2016] On December 1st, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Health announced that they were putting into action a new food and beverage policy starting in 2016. These changes will include removing sugary drinks and deep-fat fried foods from all cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops. As part of this change, the […]

Big ideas: Outsourcing improvement: The relationship between vendor contracts and provider performance

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The Game Changer

The Game Changer

[Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, January 2016] For anyone who has intersected with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health, the nation’s largest hospital-based integrative medicine center, and wondered if it was started by a guy with the last name of Penny and another guy with the last name of George: Nope. […]

Penny George Institute Foundation brings national leaders in whole-person health care to Minneapolis for public event

[KARE-TV, October 6, 2015] Penny George is a respected leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. She is co-founder of the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health — the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program based in a health […]