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Helen Strike named president of Regina Hospital and River Falls Area Hospital

[River Falls Journal, May 29, 2019] After spending a year and a half working at Press Ganey, Helen Strike will return to Allina Health as president of the Regina Hospital in Hastings and River Falls Area Hospital, effective June 1. Strike previously served as president of Allina’s Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn., from 2013-2016. “I […]

Students learn to “chill” at River Falls High School

[River Falls Journal, Sept. 21, 2018] River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina’s new “Change to Chill” school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership is meant to support school-wide efforts to create a culture of mental wellbeing for students and staff. “When teens have the […]

Allina Health opens new River Falls, Wis. clinic

[River Falls Journal, June 19, 2017] The new Allina Health River Falls Clinic located at the corner of East Division Street and Highway 35 provides a hometown care setting with next-door access to a regional health system. The 17-exam-room clinic, which opened its doors Monday, June 19, will offer family medicine and women’s health services […]

River Falls Area Hospital’s SEARCH program highlighted by Wisconsin governor

[River Falls Journal, Jan. 22, 2017] Gov. Scott Walker highlighted Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital’s Project SEARCH program and a local graduate in his state-of-the-state address last week. Project SEARCH is a nine-month program designed to provide real-life work experience to help individuals with disabilities gain skills needed to enter the workforce. Allina Health […]

Allina Health River Falls Clinic construction underway

[River Falls Journal, October, 27, 2016] You can see it now while driving past on the Hwy. 35 bypass – earth moving for the building of the Allina Health River Falls Clinic. Located in a field just northwest of River Falls Area Hospital, the 13,500 square foot Allina clinic is expected to opens its doors […]

Health pros focus on community wellness

[River Falls Journal, Jan. 21, 2013] Brandi Poellinger and Kali Higgins started in mid-December as the human engines in River Falls for the Healthy Communities Partnership initiative, a program Allina Health announced in the fall. A $500,000 commitment from Allina makes the program possible in 13 rural communities, including River Falls. The initiative is funded […]

Mary's stroke: You can learn from her misfortune, healing

[River Falls Journal, Oct. 14, 2011] She is well known as the outpatient surgical nurse at River Falls Area Hospital and, maybe even more so, as a founder of the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Mary Conroy Johnson has been married for 33 years to Dr. Bob Johnson, a longtime family practitioner […]

Mary’s stroke: You can learn from her misfortune, healing

[River Falls Journal, Oct. 14, 2011] She is well known as the outpatient surgical nurse at River Falls Area Hospital and, maybe even more so, as a founder of the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Mary Conroy Johnson has been married for 33 years to Dr. Bob Johnson, a longtime family practitioner […]

Expert help available 24/7 for stroke patients

[River Falls Journal, January 13, 2011] Stroke care experts at United Hospital in St. Paul will soon be accessible, 24-hours a day, to patients at River Falls Area Hospital via the Allina Telehealth Network. For patients experiencing a stroke, rapid access to therapy that can restore cerebral blood flow improves the likelihood of a successful outcome. […]

River Falls Area Hospital shares health-talk results

[River Falls Journal, Dec. 20, 2010] Allina Hospitals & Clinics, which includes the River Falls Area Hospital, helped host a community health dialogue this fall. The talks focused on healthful eating, active living, maintaining a balanced life and barriers to good health. Those responding in western Wisconsin thought school-age children, adolescents and single parents were […]