Mercy Hospital

‘New Brother New Sister’ class prepares Blaine 4-year-old for life-changing arrival

[CTN, February 5, 2016] A new addition to a family can be an exciting time, but it’s not always easy for a child, learning to share toys, space, and attention. We met a Blaine family who found guidance in keeping their daughter involved and prepared for her future sibling’s arrival at Mercy Hospital, part of […]

Standing Desks Keeping Students on Their Toes at Andover High School

[CTN, December 11, 2015] A handful of students in District 11 are learning from a new perspective: on their feet. Andover High School is the first in Anoka-Hennepin to offer stand-up desks in hopes of healthier, more attentive learners. Brent Simons, MD, a non-interventional cardiologist with Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute at Buffalo, Mercy and […]

Cancer treatment is going beyond the chemo, surgery and recovery

[KSTP-TV, August 19, 2015] There’s a growing trend to help patients prepare ahead of time for treatment. It’s called “pre-habilitation” or “prehab.” Allina Health has launched a program. Todd Wilson looked into this new approach.

The wig guy

[KMSP-TV, July 5, 2015] Imagine if you were suddenly unable to do the things you were most passionate about. Sadly, for too many people, a cancer diagnosis robs them of those things. But a local cancer survivor has found a way to make peace with the past, and he’s now inspiring others to move forward […]

World’s smallest pacemaker meets initial safety and performance standards

[KSTP-TV, May 22, 2015] The Food and Drug Administration is analyzing first-of-its-kind data on a new miniature pacemaker that can get you moving in just a couple of days. Seventeen out of the 140 patients worldwide who received the special pacemaker inserted are right here in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation was […]

New procedure could prevent amputations

[KARE11, Dec. 2, 2014] There’s a new therapy, right here in the Twin Cities at Mercy Hospital that could prevent amputations caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). The procedure is helping a Minnesota man stay on his feet. Joe Sibinski has to be on his feet all day. But two years ago, he said, “I […]

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Construction at Mother Baby Center at Mercy topped off

[Coon Rapids Herald, August 15, 2014] Adorned with signatures and messages of goodwill, the final beam of The Mother Baby Center at Mercy was lifted into place during an Aug. 12 “topping off” ceremony at the hospital. The ceremony marks a milestone in the construction process for the facility, a $30 million initiative due to […]

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

[Pioneer Press, July 14, 2014] A program to lower health costs through new payment contracts with doctors and hospitals generated about $10.5 million in savings during its first year, according to state officials. The new contracts let health care providers share in the savings when quality care is provided more efficiently. So, about $2.8 million […]

Emily Stimmler cradled baby Eli on her hip as she described to groundbreaking ceremony guests the critical care her newborn baby boy needed just days after his birth last year. Photo by Sue Austreng

Ground breaks as Mother Baby Center born at Mercy Hospital

[Coon Rapids Herald, May 16, 2014] Representatives of Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota ceremonially broke ground on The Mother Baby Center at Mercy May 14. When the facility opens next summer, specialized care and birthing options will be available close to home for local families and their newborns. The Mother Baby […]

Ground broken for new Mother Baby Center

Ground broken for new Mother Baby Center

[Star Tribune, May 15, 2014] Ground has been broken for the new $30 million Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. The new center will be part of Allina Heath and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s network and is slated to open by mid-2015. The facility will provide mothers and families in […]