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How Allina Health builds diversity into big construction projects

[Allina Health Newsroom, June 12, 2024] Allina Health is committed to diversity in all aspects of its work, including big construction plans.

“We build it right into the project,” Facilities Management Vice President Tony LaCroix-Dalluhn said. “We expect our contractors to deliver on that.”

For projects with price tags over $2 million, Allina Health requires that 15% of hard construction costs, including materials and labor, be dedicated to supporting minority or women-owned businesses — some located in the neighborhood around Allina’s south Minneapolis headquarters.

“The focus is how can we do our business in this neighborhood, support this neighborhood, and really leave a lasting impression,” said Tony.

Watch the video below to learn more about how Allina Health ensures its growth is good for local BIPOC businesses like Banks Electric.

Latest stories

[Allina Health Newsroom, June 12, 2024]   Allina Health patient Dylan says too much social media and a dwindling friend group sent him spiraling into depression, until he turned to a mental health professional for help. Now he is sharing his journey in hopes of making it easier for others to seek the help they need.
June 12, 2024
[Fox 9 News, June 10, 2024]   Allina Health Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute will hold adaptive golf clinics at the Loop at Chaska every Wednesday through August 14, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Loop is unique when it comes to golf courses because of its accessibility.
June 10, 2024
[Fox 9 News, June 07, 2024]   June is Men's Health Awareness Month, and a perfect time to schedule your annual physical. Joshua Scheck, MD a family medicine physician with Allina Health St. Michael Clinic spoke to FOX 9 Good Day about preventative health measures and baseline screenings that can help you and your doctor better understand your health.
June 07, 2024
[KARE 11, June 06, 2024]   It's the season to be on the lookout for ticks. Deer ticks are the small ticks that carry Lyme disease. If you see a bullseye rash that can be a telltale sign, but not everyone gets the rash.
June 07, 2024
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[KMSP, June 04, 2024]   Cottonwood seeds are flying all over the Twin Cities. You may think you've found the culprit of your sneezing, but ecology experts say the cottonwood seeds are not causing your symptoms. Oaks and conifers are responsible for your allergies right now.
June 06, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, May 30, 2024]   Mike Gudim, 68, is proof that every second counts during a stroke. His wife, Martii, immediately called 911 when she noticed major trouble with his speech. The ambulance took Mike to Allina Health United Hospital, one of only 11 Minnesota hospitals designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
May 30, 2024
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[WCCO-TV News, May 28, 2024]   When it comes to kids and screen time, Allina Health psychologist David Nathan, PsyD, LP says do what works best for your family. However, Dr. Nathan says if you notice major changes in your child's behavior, you may want to take a closer look at their relationship with technology.
May 28, 2024
[WCCO Radio, May 28, 2024]   Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist discusses innovative treatment for Tricuspid Regurgitation
May 28, 2024
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[Allina Health Newsroom, May 28, 2024]   Coach Doug Dixon is hanging up his whistle after nearly three decades of volunteering as a wheelchair basketball coach, most recently with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. His players found the perfect way to thank him for how he's helped them on and off the court.
May 28, 2024
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[Allina Newsroom, May 27, 2024]   As a part of Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport is required to test and update their emergency plan every three years. On May 8, our EMS team participated in a drill to test the plan.
May 27, 2024

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