Allina Health repositioning services between Mercy Hospital campuses

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2024) — Allina Health is repositioning care delivery at Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids) and Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus (Fridley). Mercy and Unity became one hospital with two campuses in 2017. This shift is another step to ensure both campuses are best equipped to support our patients and communities with high quality care well into the future. 

Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus (Fridley) will continue its focus on mental health and addiction, emergency and inpatient medical services. As the regional hub for surgical and complex care, Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids) will expand surgical capacity. To reposition resources to deliver the highest quality care for the region, Allina Health is making the following changes: 

  • All intensive care units will be located at Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids).
  • All surgeries will take place at Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids), and the campus will increase surgical capacity.
    • The changes to surgical services will impact some ambulatory services at Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus (Fridley) which will be repositioned to other locations in the system. 
  • Inpatient pediatric beds will no longer be available at Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids).
    • The low-census inpatient pediatric unit will reposition to become adult beds.
    • We will work with our provider partners in the community to ensure care pathways.

Several factors are driving the repositioning of services including low ICU census at Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus, decreasing volumes for pediatric inpatient care at Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids) and Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus operating rooms that would soon need costly renovations. 

We are working with staff impacted by these changes.

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