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With 2 confirmed cases in the U.S., coronavirus raises fears

[Faribault Daily News, Jan. 24, 2020] Two suspected cases of the deadly illness coronavirus have been reported in Minnesota, sparking fears that a now-global epidemic which started in China could be close to hitting home. In the wake of rising concerns over the virus, the Minnesota Department of Health issued an alert earlier this week […]

Five years make a big difference at District One Hospital

Five years make a big difference at District One Hospital

[Faribault Daily News, Jan. 22, 2020] Five short years ago, District One Hospital transitioned ownership from an independent stand-alone hospital supported in part with taxpayer money to Allina Health, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota with a national reputation for innovation and excellence. As we celebrate our five year affiliation anniversary, I thought […]

Allina Health proposes new EMS services for River Falls area

Allina Health proposes new EMS services for River Falls area

[RiverTown Multimedia, Jan. 21, 2020] In another wave from the wake of EMS department financial sustainability, River Falls is now exploring service provisions from Allina Health. The city sent requests for proposals to all known non-governmental area EMS service providers in November 2019. Allina Health and North Memorial were the only two responders. A review […]

Seasonal affective disorder more than just the winter blues, experts say

Seasonal affective disorder more than just the winter blues, experts say

[Southwest News Media, Jan. 11, 2020] Minnesotans are all too familiar with the gloominess that comes along with the long winters. The days are short and there’s not much sunlight to soak up, which can leave people feeling sluggish. For some people, the winter brings out seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. SAD is […]

Allina partners with Optum on surgery centers

[Star Tribune, Jan. 10, 2019] Allina Health System has created a partnership with Optum, the health services division of Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, that could develop up to a dozen new ambulatory surgery centers over the next five years. Minneapolis-based Allina did not release financial terms of the development agreement, which was finalized in December. Plans […]

Hospitals report more flu cases, even as school outbreaks ebb with the holiday

[Star Tribune, Jan. 2, 2020] Minnesota hospitals admitted 117 influenza patients last week, the highest weekly total for the season, according to a Minnesota Health Department flu update on Thursday. So far, 505 people have been hospitalized for the flu, which is about the midrange for recent influenza seasons. Most of the patients tested were […]

After giving out nearly $165 million, a Minneapolis foundation is almost broke and ready to close — on purpose

[Star Tribune, December 28, 2019] The Robina Foundation is nearly out of money and ready to shut down — as it planned to do all along. The Minneapolis foundation started with an unusual mission to give away all of its money to four institutions— Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and its parent nonprofit Allina Health, […]

Allina Health announces temporary flu season hospital visitor guidelines

Allina Health announces temporary flu season hospital visitor guidelines

[New Ulm Journal, Dec. 20, 2019] Starting Friday, Dec. 20, Allina Health will implement temporary visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza at all of hospitals and at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Transitional Rehabilitation Program, inpatient care in Golden Valley. Allina Health implements visitor guidelines when the Minnesota Department of Health determines […]

Lamberton picks Allina Health for clinical care

Lamberton picks Allina Health for clinical care

[New Ulm Journal, Dec. 20, 2019] The city of Lamberton announced Thursday that Allina Health has been chosen as its medical provider of choice to provide comprehensive health services in the community. “The city of Lamberton feels the continuity of care for the community is essential,” said Madonna Peterson, City Clerk in a press release. […]

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2019] Allina Health will step in to provide health care at Springfield’s clinic once Mayo Clinic Health System vacates the southwestern Minnesota site in March. The city of Springfield and Allina unveiled the new partnership Thursday. Mayo Clinic Health System, based in Rochester, announced plans to close its Springfield hospital and […]