Abbott Northwestern kicks off $28M renovation

Abbott treatment room rendering

[Finance & Commerce, August 11, 2015] For many people admitted to Allina Health System’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, their stay begins with a trip to the emergency room — and a long walk to the check-in desk.

The emergency department’s drop-off area is about 100 feet from the desk, which can be an arduous journey for ailing visitors, said Choy Leow, director of design for Minneapolis-based Allina. “That 100 feet could well be 100 miles from a patient’s perspective,” Leow said in an interview. Read more at

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