Radio

Flu season strikes Minnesota early this year

[WCCO Radio, December 23, 2019] Flu season is kicking in early this year. In particular influenza B is the predominant strain which tends to hit kids more than the elderly. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO Radio about what’s out there and how best to deal with it.

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 […]

Regina Hospital’s new emergency department explained

[KDWA Radio, December 3, 2019] If you haven’t had to go to the emergency department at Regina Hospital lately, you might not know many of the great services they’ve added since the remodeled department opened three years ago. Emergency department medical director Dr. Justin Pattee and hospital president Helen Strike talked with KDWA about all […]

Are you ready for winter?

[MPR News, Oct. 28, 2019] Winter may not officially arrive for almost another two months, but the temperatures are already starting to take a dive. How do you deal with the cold, the snow and the ice? Allina Health family medicine physician Dr. Samuel Hanson Willis joined a panel on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss […]

Life after a heart attack

WCCO Radio, Oct. 19, 2019] Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back on the campaign trail weeks after suffering a heart attack. That raised the question, how much can you do after suffering a heart attack? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Robert Schwartz at the Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO Radio about what a heart is […]

Vaping-related deaths continue to rise

[WCCO Radio, Sept. 20, 2019] The number of deaths and hospitalizations associated with vaping continues to rise nationwide. Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, United Lung & Sleep Clinic, talked with WCCO Radio about vaping, if there any signs your kids might be vaping, and the latest on the vaping-related illnesses.

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

[MPR, Sept. 20, 2019] A statement posted Thursday night on the Hennepin County attorney’s website sparked outrage in the overdose prevention and drug recovery communities. Advocates and physicians say the prosecutor’s office mischaracterized the anti-overdose medication Narcan, and that the agency’s words could cause people to fear the life-saving medication. Dr. Katherine Katzung, who chairs […]

Change to Chill kicks off new school year in 16 partner schools

[KDWA-AM, Sept. 16, 2019] For the 2019-2020 school year, Allina Health’s Change to Chill (CTC) School Partnership has expanded to include16 new area high schools, in addition to providing continued support to schools that participated in the Partnership last year. “Allina Health, through its CTC program, is helping teens manage stress, improve their mental well-being […]

Allina Health now offers star ratings, patient comments on doctors online

[MPR News, Aug. 2, 2019] In a move to improve transparency, Allina Health is now providing star ratings and comments from patients on the allinahealth.org website. Allina Health’s Dr. John Misa, vice president for medical operations, talk with Minnesota Public Radio News about why Allina has made this effort. The Faribault Daily News also reported […]

Regina Hospital president Helen Strike featured on Hastings radio station

[KDWA Radio, July 30, 2019] After being on the job as the new president of Allina Health’s Regina and River Falls Area Hospitals, Helen Strike sat down with Hastings radio stations KDWA’s Maureen McNeary to talk about her early impressions of Regina Hospital and Hastings. List to the interview here.