Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute Surgery Center welcomes first patients

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2022) — Allina Health is excited to welcome its first patients to Minnesota’s first cardiovascular ambulatory surgery center. Strategically positioned in the Centennial Lakes Medical Office Building in Edina, the new facility is within steps of the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute Clinic, providing patients a more integrated heart care experience in one location.

 

The new Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute (AHMHI) Surgery Center provides cardiovascular procedures in a convenient, outpatient setting and features two operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art imaging, diagnostic and interventional equipment. Physicians from the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute will provide Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Vascular procedures, including Right Heart Catheterization, Coronary Angiography, Implantable Pacemakers, Endovascular Ablation, and more.

 

“As our population ages, the incidence of cardiovascular disease is growing,” said William Katsiyiannis, president Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute and Electrophysiologist. “We are proud to bring this unique offering to the Twin Cities market to provide more access to procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in our community. The AHMHI Surgery Center gives patients another option for their surgical care needs in a high-quality, convenient, outpatient setting.”

The AHMHI Surgery Center is grounded in Allina Health’s commitment to significantly expand its ambulatory surgery platform to enable efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality consumer-centric care.  Increasing it surgery center offerings is part of Allina Health’s organizational vision of a high value, integrated complex care coordinator for the community.

“Our investment in ambulatory surgery centers, which has rapidly grown from one center to nine centers over a short period of time, is part of Allina Health’s larger population health strategy and Whole Way to Better journey,” said Dave Slowinske, senior vice president of Operations at Allina Health. “The Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute Surgery Center solidifies our commitment to deliver surgical care in all settings from complex surgery in a major metropolitan hospital to same day surgery in a community-based setting. Providing accessible and affordable care that is closer to home is aligned with our value-based care strategy to lower the total cost of care for our communities while maintaining the superior quality our patients have come to expect when they entrust Allina Health with their health care needs.”

The Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute Surgery Center joins other Allina Health patient offerings in the Centennial Lakes Medical Building including a primary care clinic, an urgent care and a cardiovascular care clinic.

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, 10 hospitals / 13 campuses, 15 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.