Allina Health announces newly formed Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute

MINNEAPOLIS (March 29, 2022) — Allina Health continues to put accessible care at the forefront with the newly formed Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute, which integrates the Minneapolis Heart Institute and United Heart & Vascular and United Vascular clinics and digital experiences into one practice. 


“We have proudly provided world-class, compassionate cardiovascular care to our communities for decades. The outstanding care our patients count on will not change, and its reach will grow. This transformation will allow us to better serve patients by expanding access to top-notch physicians and services,” said Dr. William Katsiyiannis, president and chairman of cardiology at Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute. 


Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute will create an easier, more connected experience for patients to navigate their care journey. This Whole Person Care approach treats not just the heart but also supports the body, mind and spirit through comprehensive care across the full continuum. Patients will be able to access care options and resources through one integrated practice and their team of experts will have a shared knowledge of all their care needs. 


The team of top-ranked cardiologists, vascular and cardiac surgeons and specialists at Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute will continue to focus on innovation in health care delivery as well as bringing advanced technologies forward to deliver highest-quality, expert clinical care.


The newly formed Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute will continue collaborating with the Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) to provide outstanding cardiovascular care in the north metro community as a key Allina Health partner.


“We recognize that our patients lead busy lives, often juggling a number of priorities and our goal is to simplify the process for our patients and families,” said Sara Criger, senior vice president, Allina Health Operations. “Allina Health has embarked on a Whole Way to Better journey to transform how health care is delivered and ensure that every part of our health system works in coordination to create an effortless care experience. Offering expert cardiovascular care that fits the lives of our patients and their families is one of the most important services we can provide.”

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