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Stroke transfers and services

Stroke transfers

To arrange a transfer to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, call 612-863-1000.

For stroke transfers to United Hospital in St. Paul, call 651-241-8400.

Stroke center services and features

Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis
United Hospital in St. Paul

National guidelines

Allina's Neurologic Emergency Treatment NETwork protocols were developed in partnership with these leading expert organizations:

The America Stroke Association is part of the American Heart Association.The American Stroke Association focuses on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. 

Allina stroke protocols coincide with the American Stroke Association's continuous quality improvement standards for acute stroke treatment and ischemic stroke prevention. Those guidelines focus on care team protocols to ensure that patients are treated and discharged appropriately.

The National Stroke Association provides expertise and leadership for those in the United States who are at risk of, suffering or recovering from stroke.

The National Stroke Association also partners with industry leaders to develop and publish guidelines on stroke care, prevention, stroke centers and more. The care provided at Allina stroke centers follow those guidelines.

Neurologic Emergency Treatment NETwork

A doctor wears a headset as he appears in the monitor screen of the robot.

The Remote Presence RP-7® Robot allows a stroke expert at Abbott Northwestern Hospital or United Hospital to examine a patient who may be miles away.

The Allina Health Neurologic Emergency Treatment NETwork partners with rural hospitals in caring for patients who are experiencing neurological emergencies, such as stroke or seizures.

For more about NETwork partnerships,
call Tim Hehr, RN, MA, clinical practice coordinator, at 612-863-4854 or email

The program offers an immediate connection between outstate hospitals and neurologic specialists at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and United Hospital in St. Paul. Regardless of a patient's location, this enables fast and appropriate treatment for:

  • acute ischemic stroke
  • arteriovenous malformations and central venous thrombosis
  • intracranial hemorrhage
  • prolonged or recurrent seizure activity
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week include:

  • aneurysm coiling
  • continuous EEG monitoring
  • emergent intracranial and extracranial angioplasty
  • intracranial pressure monitoring
  • IV/IA thrombolytics
  • mechanical clot retrieval
  • neurosurgical intervention
  • normothermia for subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Stroke continuing education opportunities

To schedule a presentation,
call Tim Hehr, RN, MA, clinical practice coordinator,
at 612-863-4854 or email

The Allina Health Neurologic Emergency Treatment NETwork offers continuing education on stroke for physicians, nurses, pre-hospital staff and the public.

Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of your hospital and community.

Community education topics for the public
Medical staff continuing medical education
Nursing staff continuing education
Pre-hospital staff continuing education

If you have specific education needs beyond the provided topics, we will work with you to customize a presentation for your needs.