Archives for July 2014

[KMSP-TV, July 30, 2014]   Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s AMVETS Post 41-730 was dedicated to the late Lt. Col. Mark Weber today, which would have been his 43rd birthday.
July 30, 2014
[WCCO-TV, July 28, 2014]   With work piling up, getting the kids to sports, and other day-to-day duties, stress seems never ending. WCCO talked with Allina Health Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler about how to manage our busy lives.
July 28, 2014
[City Business, July 25, 2014]   The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing will open a holistic medicine clinic at Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern—WestHealth campus in Plymouth. The 3,500-square-foot outpatient clinic will offer health and fitness coaching, acupuncture treatments, weight-management programs and other services, Minneapolis-based Allina said Thursday.
July 25, 2014
[Star Tribune, July 23, 2014]   Yuniba Montoya was accustomed to cheering from the sidelines as her sons played soccer. Then one day her son asked: “Why don’t you play sometime so you can see what it’s like?” That’s all it took for Montoya and a group of fellow Latina mothers in Shakopee to move from the sidelines onto the field and start planning a league of their own.
July 23, 2014
[KMSP-TV, July 18, 2014]   Living in Abbott Northwestern Hospital minutes can feel like hours, and the days often run together. On April 14, 47-year old Wendy Kichler was working at her new job at the ticket counter for Frontier Airlines.
July 22, 2014
[Brooklyn Park Sun Post, July 21, 2014]   It’s fast, competitive and comprised of dedicated athletes. For the first time, the National Wheelchair Softball World Series will be held in Brooklyn Park next month.
July 22, 2014
[KMSP-TV, July 17, 2014]   At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at United Hospital, a Minnesota man was learning to run again with his brand new prosthetic leg after a workplace accident left him facing life as an amputee. Peterson was working for a steel company and was loading sheet metal on a rail cart in 2011 when his life changed.
July 17, 2014
[Pioneer Press, July 14, 2014]   A program to lower health costs through new payment contracts with doctors and hospitals generated about $10.5 million in savings during its first year, according to state officials. The new contracts let health care providers share in the savings when quality care is provided more efficiently.
July 17, 2014
[Star Tribune, July 17, 2014]   Allina Health, along with a number of hospitals and local officials across Minnesota, is trying new ways to transport mental health patients in a more dignified manner, such as unmarked vehicles with plainclothes paramedics. They aim to reduce the stigma associated with a psychiatric crisis while also reducing the enormous cost of sending ambulances long distances.
July 17, 2014
[WCCO-TV & KSTP-TV, July 16, 2014]   The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. With funding help from Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins, the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile made its public debut Wednesday.
July 16, 2014