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Abbott Northwestern Hospital offers wayfinding app to help patients navigate inside hospital

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 13, 2020] Abbott Northwestern Hospital now has an app to help patients and people visiting the hospital find their way around. The hospital’s new technology is accessed through the free Allina Health app. Once the app is downloaded, click on “find your way around Abbott Northwestern.” The app will detect exactly where you […]

Christmas babies at United Hospital get special gift

[WCCO-TV, December 25, 2019] A newborn baby on Christmas Day is a pretty special gift, but at Allina Health’s United Hospital Mother Baby Center in St. Paul babies born on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve received a handmade stocking and elf cap made my a hospital volunteer who passed away at the age of 103. […]

Flu season looking like early peak this year

[KSTP-TV, December 12, 2019] Minnesota health officials say the state can expect an early peak flu season that may be especially tough on children. New numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show influenza is spiking. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, also said it’s not too late for the shot […]

Change to Chill at the U of M YMCA

[KSTP-TV, Oct, 29, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s program to help teens manage stress in their life, is now at the University of Minnesota’s YMCA. The U YMCA is using Change to Chill techniques to help U students cope with college life.

Play for Patrick provides free heart screenings to teenagers and young adults

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 26, 2019] Next month marks five years since a 14-year-old hockey player collapsed on the ice in Brainerd and died. Patrick Schoonover was competing in the Blue Ox Hockey Bantam AA Tournament. Patrick had scored the first goal of the game before he collapsed. “He had two undetected conditions with his heart, and […]

Preparing for flu season

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Health officials are urging the public to be prepared for this year’s flu season. Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Frank Rhame joined KSTP News to share some tips. Rhame says it’s time to get your flu vaccine right now, before the peak flu season hits. Dr. Rhame also discussed the […]

October 5 is Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike donation day

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 5, 2019] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the ninth year running to collected gently used bikes to be cleaned and refurbished and then given to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford one. Allina Health’s Ellie Zuehlke and Free Bikes 4 Kidz’ Tia Martinson talked with Fox […]

Donate that bike collecting dust in your garage

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 4, 2019] For the ninth year in a row Allina Health is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bike. They’ll be refurbished and cleaned and then given to kids from families that otherwise couldn’t afford a bike. Allina Health’s Sarah Leathers and Free Bikes 4 Kidz Tia Martinson talked with […]

CDC worried about potentially severe flu season

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] A little pain now might save you a lot of pain later. The CDC is pushing for flu shots earlier this year compared to others in hopes of driving up vaccination numbers. Dr. Frank Rhame with Allina Health says timing can be tricky since flu season can often last through April. […]

Allina Health real-time prescription drug pricing tool helps save patients money

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 13, 2019] A real-time prescription pricing tool embedded in patients’ electronic health record is showing patients right in the doctor’s office how much they will pay for a prescription based on their specific insurance coverage and their pharmacy. 600 Allina Health family doctors are currently using the tool, like Gary Konkol. “It’s a […]