On the COVID-19 frontlines at Interlude Restorative Suites

[KSTP-TV, May 11, 2020] The very front of some of the front lines can be found at Interlude Restorative Suites in Fridley. It’s a special facility used only for COVID-19 patients right now. It’s a recovery site that was created about four weeks ago as part of a partnership between Allina Health and Presbyterian Homes […]

Chalk art with a powerful message

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2020] Vendors at the Minneapolis Midtown Global Market regularly provide free meals for nurses and other caregivers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. On Nurses Day, Wednesday, they also arranged for local chalk artist Shane Anderson to draw a special message to the nurses in front of the hospital. KARE 11 and KSTP-TV also […]

Ready to safely resume elective surgeries at Allina Health

[KSTP-TV, May 6, 2020] An executive order from Gov. Tim Walz will allow elective surgeries to resume in Minnesota next Monday, May 11. Allina Health chief medical officer Dr. Tim Sielaff says Allina Health is carefully preparing for that work to begin.

Allina EMS, First Responders, watch Minnesota Guard flyover

[KSTP-TV, May 6, 2020] The Minnesota National Guard honored COVID-19 frontline caregivers with a flyover of Twin Cities hospitals Wednesday. Allina Health EMS crews, along with Coon Rapids police and fire first responders, gathered at Allina Health’s Mercy Hospital to watch the spectacle.

Allina Health, Free Bikes 4 Kidz donate bikes to Isanti County foster kids

[KSTP-TV, May 4, 2020] More than 30 foster kids in Isanti County now have bikes to ride to ride this spring thanks to a donation of bikes and helmets to the Isanti County Family Service. Allina Health and Free Bikes 4 Kidz collected donated bikes last fall and refurbished them for kids in need.

Getting free bikes to essential workers

[WCCO-TV, April 23, 2020] Allina Health and several other Minnesota organizations are working together to donate bicycles to workers performing essential jobs in the Twin Cities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tia Martinson, of Free Bikes For Kids, told WCCO that her organization has partnered with Allina Health, Quality Bike Products and Slow Roll Twin Cities […]

Unsung heroes of COVID-19: Hospital housekeepers

[KSTP-TV, April 15, 2020] Doctors and nurses are on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19. But right behind them are hospital workers you might never think about—the environmental service aides, housekeepers, who keep everything nice and clean and sterile for providers and patients. KSTP News talked to Jackie Davis, one of those housekeepers at […]

What to expect when you are expecting in the pandemic

[KSTP-TV, April 13, 2020] Pregnancy can be challenging enough without throwing in the complications of life during the COVID-19 outbreak. Safety restrictions are in place in hospitals and clinics across Minnesota. So what can new moms expect? KSTP-TV News talked with Allina Health mental health consultant Tina Welke about that.

Bachman’s donates 1500 flowing plants to boost staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

[KSTP-TV, March 31, 2020] Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden donated 1,500 flowering spring plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in appreciation of the efforts of health care workers responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. KSTP-TV was there to capture thew delivery. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio also covered the Bachman donation.

Allina Health fast-tracks telemental heath appointments due to coronavirus

[KSTP-TV, March 25, 2020] From her home office, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, is continuing to see patients, just in a different way now. “I use a headset when I’m speaking to them so it’s actually like a virtual TV show where they see me in real time, and I see them […]