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Allina Health’s Change to Chill program continues to fights teen stress, mental health issues

Allina Health’s Change to Chill program continues to fights teen stress, mental health issues

[Sun Focus, March 15, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s award-winning mental well-being program, recently offered free training sessions to share the program’s techniques more widely. Change to Chill works as a guide to help teens become more aware of the things that stress them out, and equip them with tools and resources to better […]

Change continues at Mercy Hospital campuses

[Sun Focus, March 11, 2018] Allina Health is halfway through a three-and-half-year project to truly transform Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and the former Unity Hospital in Fridley into “one hospital, two campuses.” At the beginning of 2017, the two hospitals, 9 miles apart, officially merged and began operating under one license. Unity Hospital is […]

Dr. David Romans
Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus

Firework safety for a hospital-free 4th of July

[Sun Focus, June 25, 2017] Since the first anniversary of our nation’s founding, fireworks have been part of the celebration. And so have injuries. David Romans, DO, medical director of the Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus emergency department warns about the dangers of fireworks and precautions you can take to ensure a safe Fourth of […]

Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

[Sun Focus, June 4, 2017] Emergency medical service personnel and emergency service officials gathered Wednesday, May 24 at Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus to recognize local paramedics, healthcare providers, firefighter, and police officers, kicking off National Emergency Medical Services Week. To celebrate EMS Week, hospital officials fired up the grill and treated emergency responders to […]

Mercy and Unity hospitals begin new era as ‘One Hospital, Two Campuses’

[Sun Focus, January 16, 2017] For the past 50 years, two Allina Health hospitals – Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley – have collaborated on many services for patients in the North Metro. That collaboration has resulted in enhanced care for the north metro communities and has set the stage for […]

Art show at Unity Hospital features work by an area teacher

[Sun Focus, Nov. 17, 2011] Shari Carlson a sixth grade integrated language arts teacher at Coon Rapids Middle School, is the featured artist November and December at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Unity Hospital in Fridley. Read the article.

Guest column: Ask the Doc – Lighten your holiday load of calories

[Sun Focus, Nov. 9, 2011]    While your diet can cause illness, it can also be part of an optimal health plan to treat that illness. The fact is that food is medicine. When we look at food as medicine, we can view the Thanksgiving meal as a prescription for good health.  Read the article  by […]

Guest column: Ask the Doc

[Sun Focus, Oct. 12, 2011]  Dr. Alberto Ricart, infectious disease specialist at Unity Hospital, recommends treatments for colds and flu.  Read the article.

Guest column: Ask a Doc – Heads up on concussions

[Sun focus, Sept. 7, 2011]  The Ask a Doc guest column series features advice and commentary from medical professionals at Unity Hospital in Fridley.  This month’s topic on concussions is from Kurt Belk, MD, medical director of Unity’s emergency department. Read the column.

Tour of wellness at Unity Hospital's Wellness Path grand opening

[Sun Focus, Sept. 1, 2011] Unity Hospital staff and the public celebrated the opening of the hospital’s Wellness Path Aug. 24. The path creates an approximately 1-mile loop around the hospital campus and is connected with Fridley’s sidewalks. Read the article and watch a slide show of photos at