Lino Lakes selects Allina Health EMS to provide ambulance service

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MINNEAPOLIS (May 27, 2020) — The Lino Lakes city council has selected Allina Health EMS to provide emergency medical services to the community. Allina Health EMS will take over the service area on June 1, 2020 following the vote by the Lino Lakes City Council on May 11.

“We are pleased to recommend Allina Health as our new EMS provider,” Lino Lakes Public Safety Director John Swenson told the City Council. “Allina has a longstanding operation in Anoka County with many positive comments regarding their ambulance services from other Anoka County jurisdictions currently being serviced by Allina Ambulance.”

In addition to EMS service, Allina Health will provide medical direction and education to Lino Lakes police and fire first responders.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work more closely with the Lino Lakes community. At Allina Health EMS we are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients as well as our communities,” said Susan Long, vice president of operations at Allina Health EMS. “2020 is our centennial year. We have served in Anoka County for many of those years, have strong partnerships here and are deeply committed to those communities.”

Allina Health EMS will lease space at a Lino Lakes fire station where it will base an ambulance. Allina Health EMS also operates a 911 dispatch center that will provide dispatch services and pre-arrival medical direction for EMS calls in Lino Lakes.

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.