Mercy Hospital

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern, Mercy and United Hospitals get top HealthGrades scores

[Star Tribune, Jan. 25, 2011] The Twin Cities are among the nation’s top five cities for hospital excellence, says a report by HealthGrades, a private rating company. In Minnesota, 10 hospitals won the “Distinguished” designation including Abbott Northwestern, Mercy and United Hospitals, all part of the Allina Hospitals & Clinics family of nonprofit hospitals. Read […]

Allina's Mercy Hospital Earns Level II Trauma Designation

[CTN-Coon Rapids, Jan. 14, 2011] Mercy Hospital’s trauma center has been verified as a Level Two Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Mercy is one of nine Minnesota hospitals that have achieved Level One or Two status. Mercy will be the fifth level two in the state, one of two in the seven-county […]

Allina’s Mercy Hospital Earns Level II Trauma Designation

[CTN-Coon Rapids, Jan. 14, 2011] Mercy Hospital’s trauma center has been verified as a Level Two Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Mercy is one of nine Minnesota hospitals that have achieved Level One or Two status. Mercy will be the fifth level two in the state, one of two in the seven-county […]

Stomach Bug Going Around Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 17, 2011] The Minnesota Department of Health says the norovirus is hitting it’s peak. Long-term care facilities across the state have reported outbreaks of the norovirus. MDH says this is the normal time of year for the gastrointestinal bug to infect nursing homes. The norovirus symptoms include abdominal cramping, pain, nausea, […]

Mercy trauma center to get Level 2 status

[Star Tribune, Jan. 4, 2011] The path has been cleared for the trauma center at Mercy Hospital to get official state designation as a Level Two Trauma Center this month. “The Level Two accreditation means that the emergency department and other areas of Mercy are capable of caring for complex trauma patients,” said Tom O’Connor, […]

Allina’s Mercy Hospital receives Level Two trauma verification

[Allina Newsroom, Dec. 21, 2010] Allina’s Mercy Hospital has been verified as a Level Two Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Level Two accreditation means that the emergency department and other areas of Mercy are capable of caring for complex trauma patients. Read the full story in the Allina Newsroom.

Andover family adopts, gets pregnant and adopts again

[KARE11, Dec. 4, 2010] Christmas came early for one Andover family this year. Early Thursday morning at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Zachary Thomas joined the Grawey family of six. But his was just the fourth arrival of the year. Last November and faced with fertility problems, Julie and Travis Grawey decided to go down […]

Take Heart Anoka Offers AED Grants

[Sun Newspapers; Allina Newsroom, Dec. 1, 2010] Take Heart Anoka, a community service of Allina Hospitals & Clinics funded by the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation, is making available grants to help churches, schools, businesses and other community organizations obtain, install and be trained in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). “We encourage facilities […]

Fighting excess fluid and pain

[Star Tribune, Sept. 11, 2010] A patient involved in a severe motorcycle accident comes into the emergency room in excruciating pain from a fractured shinbone. Doctors quickly determine the patient’s leg muscle is swelling at such a rapid pace that two incisions of 6 inches or more are necessary to relieve the pressure and head […]

Allina doctor sacrifices his hair for exercise

[Coon Rapids Herald, July 21, 2010] Dr. Stephen Remole parted with his signature locks Monday in the name of exercise. In a matter of minutes, Remole’s gray locks were piled on the grass of the park behind Mercy Hospital and electrophysiologist was rubbing his hands along his hair-free head. Remole’s new hairdo is the result […]