How health care collaboration can improve quality and cut costs


[Twin Cities Business Magazine, January 01, 0001] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative known as the Northwest Metro Alliance.

“We are competitors, but we are not-for-profit organizations that collaborate in a significant way,” says Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO and president of Allina Health. Read more at

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