Owatonna People's Press

Allina supports Apple Health Records as patients’ access to medical records increases

[Faribault Daily News, April 1, 2019] One of Apple’s latest developments could have an impact on area residents. Apple Health Records has received support from Allina Health, which owns District One Hospital in Faribault and Owatonna Hospital. Apple Health Records aims to combine medications, immunizations and lab results from multiple institutions in one place. For […]

Community recycles the cycles at Free Bikes for Kidz event

[Owatonna People’s Press, Oct. 8, 2018] With about a half hour still on the clock on Saturday, volunteers at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz event at the Owatonna Hospital had already loaded about 150 bikes — an average of about 40 bikes an hour and enough to fill three trucks full — and still had […]

Free Clinic of Steele County holds open house at new location

[Owatonna People’s Press, October 19, 2016] A small group gathered in front of the Free Clinic of Steele County’s door for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and private open house Thursday afternoon to celebrate its new home in Owatonna. “This is really an important day for all of us,” said Anne Draeger, director of patient care at […]

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Roundtables to help Allina address community needs

[Owatonna People’s Press, April 12, 2016] Allina Health is reaching out to the community for ideas to engage local health needs. At a roundtable discussion Tuesday morning at the Steele County History Center, Allina staff heard from city, county and school district officials, South Central Human Relations Center social workers and case managers, Koda Living […]

Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual fundraiser for Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

[Owatonna Peoples Press, May 19, 2015] It was a year of firsts for the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary’s fourth annual Festival of Tables fundraiser Tuesday afternoon. And one of the most noticeable firsts involved four John Deere tractors sitting outside the doors of the Owatonna Country Club. “We have our guys hosting a table this year: […]

Penny George at the opening of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Owatonna, Minn. Photo by Owatonna People's Press

Community members celebrate opening of Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

[Owatonna People’s Press, March 10, 2015] Becoming a philanthropist wasn’t something Penny George had set out to do. “I was a psychologist,” George said. “I was very happy doing that and my goal was to stay away from hospitals. I had no interest in changing them, but they say life is what happens when you’re […]

Owatonna Hospital scores well above national and state average on infant feeding practices survey

[Owatonna People’s Press, Dec. 2, 2014] Owatonna Hospital scored exceedingly well on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2013 survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC). With a score of 86, Owatonna Hospital is performing better than many facilities nationwide, in Minnesota and similar size facilities. Owatonna Hospital scored better […]

Owatonna church receives grant to promote healthy living in community

[Owatonna People’s Press, July 30, 2013] Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna has been given its second opportunity to promote social connections and increase healthy behaviors in the community. The church received a $5,000 Healthy Activity Grant from the Allina Health Neighborhood Health Connection program — the only organization that received the maximum amount in […]

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Owatonna Hospital volunteers package 1,400 meals for community

[Owatonna People’s Press, June 1, 2013] At 9:20 a.m. Saturday, 25 Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health, employees and their families packaged the last meal for the community. On Saturday, 40 Allina Health locations — including Owatonna, Faribault and Northfield — packaged 200,000 meals for neighbors in need in Minnesota and western Wisconsin to promote […]

Allina grant helps Steele County employees, students dig in their gardens

[Owatonna People’s Press, May 20, 2013] After a brief delay in spring because of the extended Minnesota winter, Steele County residents and students are taking to their gardens to plant. And some Steele County employees are joining in thanks to a grant the county received from Allina’s “Neighborhood Health Connections” program. The county received a […]