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Regina Hospital designated a stroke ready hospital by State

HASTINGS, Minn. 8/16/2018  Regina Hospital, part of Allina Health, has once again been designated an acute stroke ready hospital by the State of Minnesota.

“As an acute stroke-ready hospital, we have a certified stroke neurologist ready to evaluate you day and night. We can complete your brain scans, with access to both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), right here in Hastings,” said Justin Pattee, MD, a critical care specialist with Regina Hospital in Hastings and United Hospital in Saint Paul. “It also means we can administer life-saving medication faster with nurses and emergency room physicians trained in the identification and rapid treatment of stroke.” 

Nearly one in three Minnesota residents who experience stroke first receive care at a small, rural hospital. In addition, more than one-third of Minnesotans live more than 60 minutes away from a Primary Stroke Center, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

“We are proud to offer expert, compassionate, hometown emergency care for Hastings residents,” said Tom Thompson, Regina Hospital president. “This designation highlights the importance we place on safe and exceptional care for patients when they walk through our doors.”

Regina Hospital’s Emergency Department also offers:
o advanced diagnostics
o radiology 
o full scope of diagnostic tests
o wide range of onsite surgeons and specialists
o level IV trauma center
o resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill and injured patients
o 24-hour access to stroke care experts at United Hospital via telemedicine
o virtual pediatric emergency medicine consultation with specialists from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
o 24-hour virtual availability of the Allina Health mental health providers via telemedicine.

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.