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Abbott Northwestern Medicine Ball to benefit nurses

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 4/14/2016 — The Abbott Northwestern Foundation intends to raise $1 million with this year's Medicine Ball with proceeds benefitting Abbott Northwestern nurses. One Night in Havana is Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave. with music by Charanga Tropical, the Minnesota 12-piece Latin orchestra.   

Dr. Mark and Sara Migliori and Dr. David and Claire Ruebeck are the event and committee co-chairs. Drs. Migliori and Ruebeck are plastic surgeons who practice at Abbott Northwestern.

"Abbott Northwestern Hospital's reputation for exceptional patient care has everything to do with our talented, dedicated nurses. We are proud to be the Twin Cities' only Magnet®-designated hospital, achieving the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) highest recognition for professional nursing practice first in 2009 and redesignation in 2014," said Travis Maher, Chief Nursing Officer, Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

All proceeds from One Night in Havana will provide scholarships to help Abbott Northwestern nurses who have associate degrees attain bachelor's degrees. For more event information, contact Anne Langaard, 612-863-4612

About Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been a health care provider and innovator in Minneapolis for more than 130 years. Part of Allina Health, Abbott Northwestern has retained its first place ranking for the best hospital in the Twin Cities and second in the State of Minnesota for eight consecutive years in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 best hospital rankings. In addition, Abbott Northwestern has received nursing magnet certification, a recognition earned by only five percent of hospitals nationwide.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.