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Surprising tips on how to sleep better

[Parade, November 6, 2019] Want to know how to sleep better? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Inaugural Sleep Health Index, 45 percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep has impacted their daily activities at least once in the past seven days. And in addition to affecting your performance on […]

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

Patient-centered care becoming ‘person-centered care’

[Modern Healthcare, Sept. 14, 2019] A growing focus on patient-centered care—sometimes being called person centered care—at health systems is putting a spotlight on access, experience and the possibility of “hospital at home.” Health systems are broadening their definition of patient-centered care, sometimes extending the concept beyond clinical care by replacing the term “patient” with a […]

Change to Chill: Local students take action to ease school stress

[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019] The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2013, when student survey data showed a marked increase in the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Experts across the health system met with local teens, later giving shape to what is now […]

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 […]

Patient access is the next frontier for health systems

[Modern Healthcare, May 18, 2019] It’s no longer enough to be there when a patient needs care. Now, health systems are seeking ways to get ahead by providing support before a patient experiences a health issue. Health systems are “expanding the notion of health,” according to Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO of Minneapolis-based Allina Health. That […]

A Q&A with Allina Health EMS’s Brian LaCroix, president of the National EMS Management Association

[Journal of Emergency Medical Services, April 17, 2019] Brian LaCroix is the president of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), an organization for leaders representing all service models. Brian recently retired from his role as president and EMS chief for Allina Health EMS, a hospital-based system with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving more than […]

Dr. Eric Barth

How to treat baby constipation

[U.S. News & World Report, March 10, 2019] Everyone occasionally feels uncomfortable due to gas in the digestive system, even babies. Gas-related discomfort may occur if gas is trapped or not moving well through your digestive system doctors note. When infants experience gas-related discomfort, they can become fussy and cry. Allina Health pediatrician Dr. Eric […]

Health Catalyst reaches $1 billion valuation sifting through hospitals’ data

Health Catalyst reaches $1 billion valuation sifting through hospitals’ data

[Forbes, Feb. 7, 2019] Health Catalyst, a data analytics provider to hospitals, has raised $100 million in debt and equity financing, tipping the Salt Lake City startup’s valuation to more than $1 billion, the company announced. Hospitals use Health Catalyst’s software to link the data that they already have housed in a number of siloed […]

How health care employers are welcoming older workers

Dr. Penny Wheeler, president and chief executive of Allina Health in Minneapolis, has a message for her 29,000 employees, especially those who are 50 and older and comprise about one-third of its workforce: “We want you for a marathon, not a sprint.” Faced with an outpouring of retiring boomers and a tight labor market, Allina […]

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 […]