New hospital debuts in Maple Grove, patients wanted

[Star Tribune, December 14, 2009] The metro's first new hospital in a decade will likely need patients— and patience, in this economy. Maple Grove is ''in this for the long run, even if the first few years are rocky," said a health care analyst.

Allina's Mercy Hospital is just 10 miles away in Coon Rapids. "We probably will see a slight decline in volume," Allina spokeswoman Gloria O'Connell said. "Still, we think it will be a minimal impact." Park Nicollet, which has a clinic in Maple Grove, has also instructed its doctors to continue referring their patients to its Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Read the full story at

Posted on December 15, 2009 in Allina Health SystemMercy HospitalnewspapersStar Tribune

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