How Allina Health, Presbyterian Homes created a skilled nursing COVID-19 facility

[Skilled Nursing News, April 16, 2020] Allina Health has built on its existing partnership with Presbyterian Homes & Services, a St. Paul-based provider of senior living and care, to create a COVID-19 cohort in its co-owned Interlude Suites, a 50-bed skilled nursing facility connected to an Allina hospital.

The plan provides benefits to both the hospital and the senior care provider, Downing explained, as the entities look to fight back the COVID-19 tide in the Twin Cities and beyond.

SNN spoke with Downing to learn more about the Allina-Presbyterian cohorting plan, and to see if the Minnesota providers had any lessons to share with operators across the country considering similar actions. Read the full story online at


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