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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 […]

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 […]

Allina Hospitals and Clinics promotes Bache-Wiig to Abbott Northwestern president

[Modern Healthcare, October 10, 2011] Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a 10-hospital system with centers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, has promoted Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig to president of its flagship facility, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a 639-bed institution in Minneapolis. Bache-Wiig, 54, had been Abbott Northwestern’s vice president of medical affairs since July 2009. He succeeds Jeff Peterson, […]

Hospital systems dispute findings of devicemaker study

[Modern Healthcare, Dec. 14, 2010] Allina Hospitals & Clinics is among a group of large hospital systems that has sent a letter to the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (PDF) disputing the findings of a recent study put out by the organization. The study, released this past October, concluded that group purchasing organizations’ contracting practices drive […]