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2019 CFO of the Year: Richard Magnuson, Allina Health

2019 CFO of the Year: Richard Magnuson, Allina Health

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Nov. 8, 2019] Despite 40 years of experience in health care, Allina Health Chief Financial Officer Richard Magnuson knows the changes happening in health care today require forward-looking innovation, not business as usual. As one of the state’s largest health systems, with over $4 billion in revenue and about 29,000 employees, […]

Empowering adults to help teens ‘Change to Chill’

[Quad Community Press, November 5, 2019] The percentage of ninth grade students who reported that they had mental health concerns lasting six months or more increased from 12.5% in 2013 to 17.3% in 2016 and 23.1% in 2019. The percentage of 11th graders who said they seriously considered suicide in the past year increased from […]

Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center perform a tracheal intubation on an infant mannequin during a familiarization simulation for the clinic’s virtual care cart that allows medical staff to communicate with each other in real time via an audio-visual platform. Dr. Mark Bergeron, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, and Lori Bishotski, a neonatal nurse practitioner, watch from the virtual care cart while they are in the Twin Cities. New Ulm Journal photo by Gage Cureton

Virtual care comes to New Ulm Medical Center birth center

[New Ulm Journal, Oct. 31, 2019] Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center’s birth center raced to restore the breathing of an infant born prematurely Tuesday as doctors and specialists watched from the Twin Cities via a virtual care cart. Neonatologists and nurse practitioners from Children’s Minnesota watched and provided insight as […]

New Ulm Medical Center has a lot to offer health care providers

New Ulm Medical Center has a lot to offer health care providers

[New Ulm Journal, Oct. 28, 2019] New Ulm Medical Center president Toby Freier says he is often asked, “How does New Ulm Medical Center continue to recruit talented physicians, when we keep hearing about a national shortage of providers?” We are grateful to have added 17 physicians and providers across 13 specialties since 2018. My […]

Allina Health’s Mike McMahan chair-elect of Minnesota Chamber Board

[Press & News, Oct. 19, 2019] Mike McMahan was elected chair-elect of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2019-20. He is chief integration officer at Allina Health and lives in Maple Grove. The Chamber elected new officers and board members in August, and they will formally begin at the Minnesota Chamber’s Annual […]

‘Created by students for students’: Burnsville High’s chill room aims to calm anxiety

[Savage Pacer, Oct. 16, 2019] Burnsville High School senior Katie Fritz felt overwhelmed by stress when she took a job after school last year. She worried about her grades and struggled to find time to calm her mind in between class, work and extracurriculars. This year, Fritz and classmate Kylie Krick, a junior, designed the […]

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Allina Health clinics offers doctors tool to help patients with prescription costs

[Press & News, Oct. 10, 2019] Allina Health clinics, including the Maple Grove clinic, have implemented a new program to help out its patients to avoid “sticker shock” at the pharmacy. It has been reported that patients leave hundreds of thousands of prescriptions at pharmacies every year, often because they are too expensive, which means […]

District One begins virtual care partnership with Children’s Minnesota

[Faribault Daily News, Sept. 30, 2019] Through a new virtual care partnership, physicians at District One Hospital now have enhanced 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota neonatal care specialists. Using audio/video technology, District One physicians can hold a virtual consultation with a neonatal clinician from Children’s. From there, clinicians from both systems collaborate on the care […]

Allina Health tool aims to end pharmacy sticker shock

[The Bulletin, Sept. 24, 2019] When Dr. Gary Konkol writes a prescription at Allina Health Woodbury Clinic, the electronic medical record pops up with messages about drug interactions and, depending on the patient’s insurance and pharmacy, how much it is going to cost. Allina’s prescription pricing tool allows doctors to compare prices and explore more […]

Allina Health announces significant upgrade to Cambridge Medical Center

Allina Health announces significant upgrade to Cambridge Medical Center

[County News Review, Sept. 18, 2019] As part of their commitment to provide comprehensive care to the residents of Isanti County and surrounding communities, Allina Health is pleased to announce plans to install in a new state-of-the-art heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) system for Cambridge Medical Center. The new air handler system will take approximately […]