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Community contacts and regions

Community Benefit and Engagement Department

Annual report

What happens when Allina Health connects to the community?

This four-minute video gives a snapshot of how health improves when volunteers unite, communities engage, money is raised, care improves, students learn and more.

Community benefit and engagement

Our annual report highlights the community connections and investments Allina Health has made to help people live healthier lives.

Our staff members coordinate and measure how Allina Health identifies and responds to the health needs of our communities.

Community engagement areas

Allina Health partners with communities in five overlapping areas:

  • community benefit
  • community health improvement
  • employee volunteerism
  • public affairs
  • charitable contributions

Community engagement leads

For information about health improvement where you live, contact your region's Allina Health community engagement lead.

Greater Minnesota

Western Wisconsin

Twin Cities metro

Community engagement regions

Allina Health is involved in communities in nine regions of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Twin Cities metro

  • The Northwest Metro Region includes both Mercy Hospital and Unity Hospital. It primarily serves communities within Anoka County and includes areas within Sherburne and Hennepin counties.
  • The South Metro Region includes St. Francis Regional Medical Center. It primarily serves Scott and Carver counties. It also includes communities in Sibley, Le Sueur, Dakota and Hennepin counties.
  • The West Metro Region includes Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Phillips Eye Institute. It serves communities within Hennepin County, with Minneapolis being the largest city in the region.
  • The East Metro Region includes United Hospital. It serves Ramsey, Washington and Dakota counties. This region spans the eastern edge of Minnesota into the metro area surrounding the city of St. Paul.

Greater Minnesota

  • The North Region includes Cambridge Medical Center. It serves small and rural communities within Isanti, Chisago, Kanabec and Pine counties north of the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • The Northwest Region includes Buffalo Hospital. It is located west of the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This region primarily serves Wright County, but also serves communities within Stearns, Meeker and Hennepin counties.
  • The Southwest Region is located in south central Minnesota and includes New Ulm Medical Center. The region serves communities and rural areas in and around Brown County and communities within Sibley and Nicollet counties.
  • The South Region is located south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. It includes Owatonna Hospital and serves small and rural communities in and around Steele, Rice, Waseca, Dodge and Goodhue counties.

Western Wisconsin

This region is served by River Falls Area Hospital. It includes small and rural communities within Pierce and St. Croix counties.

Ways to give

Community support plays a vital role in helping our hospitals and programs provide the latest advances in patient care, promote healing environments and foster community health.


More than 4,100 volunteers help our patients and their families. Learn about giving your time at...

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth

Allina Health Hospice

Buffalo Hospital

Cambridge Medical Center

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Mercy Hospital

New Ulm Medical Center

Owatonna Hospital

Regina Hospital

River Falls Area Hospital

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

United Hospital

Unity Hospital


Foundations and programs

Employee volunteerism

Mission Matters is an easy way for Allina Health employees to get engaged in their communities through volunteering and helping determine where Allina Health charitable contributions are made.

After employees log 20 volunteer hours with a qualifying organization on, a $100 Dollars for Doers contribution is made to the nonprofit organization of their choice. In addition, if at least five employees participate in a charity walk, run or ride, Allina Health contributes $250 to the event's benefiting organization. Dollars increase with participation, up to $5,000.