Hospital celebrates 50 years of providing innovative, state-of-the-art health
care to the members of our community. The public is invited to a celebratory
anniversary event on Tuesday, May 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Unity Hospital at 550
Osborne Road in Fridley. The event features kids’ activities, health
screenings, interactive displays and refreshments.
Hospital opened its doors on May 23, 1966, and was a true reflection of the
“unity” in “community” for which it was named. Local residents from the region
walked door to door, held public meetings, and sold bonds to build a community
hospital that would serve the growing north suburban region. Since those early
days, Unity has grown with the expanding area to become one of the premier
community hospitals in the Twin Cities.
Hospital offers leading-edge technology, equipment, procedures, modern
facilities, highly skilled professionals and a sense of family and community.
It has a nationally recognized bariatric surgery center, advanced cancer
treatment through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®, a Joint
Replacement Center, an emergency department staffed with board-certified
emergency physicians and innovative care for the elderly in the Adult Care for
the Elderly (ACE) unit. Unity Hospital also has a growing reputation for
quality mental health and addiction medicine care and treatment.
2015, Unity Hospital merged obstetrics services with Mercy Hospital in Coon
Rapids in the new advanced care Mother Baby Center on the Coon Rapids campus.
To recognize and honor all babies born at Unity prior to the merger, Unity will
be holding a tree planting ceremony during the anniversary celebration at 5
p.m. Guests at the tree planting include some of the babies born during the
hospital’s first 50 years.
About Unity Hospital
Unity Hospital, in Fridley, Minn., is part of
Allina Health. Serving the Northwest Metro, it is one of the Twin Cities’
premier community hospitals, offering leading-edge technology, equipment, procedures,
modern facilities, highly skilled professionals and a sense of family and