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3M adds Annika Sorenstam, Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley to ‘Greats of Golf’

[Pioneer Press, June 10, 2013] The tournament is expected to raise around $1.3 million for Allina Health, which owns Unity, Mercy, Abbott Northwestern and United hospitals in the metro area. “Our event gives more money to charity each year than all the other sports in this town combined,” Hollis Cavner said. “And it’s not even […]

Volunteers for neighbors in need at Allina program

[Coon Rapids Herald, June 5, 2013] Volunteers gathered at 40 Allina Health locations for two hours Saturday morning packaging healthy meals for neighbors in need. The event also promoted healthy eating on a budget and the 2013 grant application process for Allina’s Neighborhood Health Connection program. Five Allina Health locations in Anoka County were part […]

Mercy Hospital host to first metro New Years baby

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Jan. 1, 2013] The metro Twin Cities’ first baby of the New Year came at 12:18 a.m. in Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids. For parents Jason and Christina Negus of Nowthen, little Charles is their fourth child, but their first boy.

Twin Cities’ first baby of 2013 born in Coon Rapids at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

[Pioneer Press, Jan. 2, 2013] Jason and Christina Negus of Nowthen thought they were going to ring in 2013 with a quiet night at home. But about 9:30 p.m., it became clear that their new son had other plans. “All day, I thought, ‘It’s a little strange that I’m having this many contractions,’ ” Christina […]

Mercy Hospital nurse saves woman after collapse at basketball game

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Dec. 18, 2012] Kari Echtenkamp, a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, is a hero. She was at her son’s ninth-grade basketball game when something in the stands caught her eye last week. “I looked over and saw a lady slumped over another lady,” Echtenkamp recalled. Echtenkamp ran over and […]

Groundbreaking for Mercy Specialty Center project in Coon Rapids

[Coon Rapids Herald, Sept. 13, 2012] Groundbreaking for an expansion of Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids took place yesterday (Wednesday, Sept. 12). Mercy Specialty Center, a 120,000 square-foot, multi-specialty medical building, will be located on Coon Rapids Boulevard immediately opposite the hospital. The four-story building has a $22 million price tag and is being paid […]

Mercy Hospital among first to try new heart scanner

[Star Tribune, Sept. 7, 2012] Doctors at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids have been among the first in the nation to use a new technology that combines blood flow measurements in coronary arteries with infrared scanning to better find and then clear blockages to the heart. Called the Ilumien PCI Optimization System and made by […]

Children have fun creating art at Kenny Kids

[Coon Rapids Herald, August 30, 2012] Kids had fun at the third annual art party Aug. 23 at Kenny Kids, a specialized pediatric rehabilitation program in Coon Rapids offered by Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health. But is was not just for children who are patients at Kenny Kids, but also for their […]

HealthPartners, Allina Health collaboration reduces care costs

[Minnesota Public Radio, August 7, 2012] An experimental partnership between two Twin Cities rivals appears to be holding down health care costs. About two years ago, HealthPartners and Allina Hospitals and Clinics created a program to improve care and reduce costs for 27,000 patients in the northwest metro area. The collaboration helped slow the growth […]

Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, honored as one of area’s best

[North Metro TV, July 27, 2012] Minnesota has long been known as an innovator and leader in healthcare. Recently, two local Anoka County hospitals received high praise for the care they provide to the community. Jeff Peterson, executive vice president of Allina Health hospitals, was interviewed about the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings by […]