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[Pioneer press, April 05, 2020]   With the coronavirus showing up in congregate living facilities more frequently now, it’s a question increasingly on the minds of those with loved ones living in a nursing home, assisted living center, or similar facility where older residents live together and use common spaces — and where the coronavirus can potentially wreak havoc: Are they safer at home, with me? Maybe, experts, including Dr. Emily Downing , vice president of medical operations, home care and senior care for Allina Health, say — but you need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding that.
April 05, 2020
[Pioneer press, March 23, 2020]   In addition to new rules for labor and delivery, pregnant women face changes to clinic visits, in-person access to their doctors and midwives, baby shower cancellations due to social-distancing, and rigid guidelines for keeping themselves and their newborns safe after birth. The changes, and the awareness that more restrictions could be coming, have brought anxiety, disappointment and sadness for many new parents as they lose even more control over a situation where already have little control to begin with, according to local ob-gyns, midwives and other medical professionals.
March 23, 2020
[Pioneer press, March 21, 2020]   Wondering what you can do to help during the COVID-19 crisis? Allina Health has two ideas for you.
March 21, 2020
[Pioneer press, March 20, 2020]   Dr. Monte Johnson , Vice President of Medical Affairs for St. Francis Hospital in the Allina system, said in a statement: “We know that COVID-19 is not the only illness out in our community, and other health concerns continue to require care and we are committed to providing the right care to those who need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have instituted processes to be sure patients who need our help during this time can access care in a variety of ways, including online and in-person visits.” Read the whole story online here .
March 20, 2020
[Pioneer press, March 17, 2020]   When is surge one, and are we doing enough to “flatten the curve” and avoid, or at least lessen the impact of, surge two? “We don’t know at this point,” said Dr. Alison Peterson , a vice president of medical affairs at United Hospital in St. Paul.
March 17, 2020
[Pioneer press, December 12, 2019]   Allina Health will step in to provide health care at Springfield’s clinic once Mayo Clinic Health System vacates the southwestern Minnesota site in March. The city of Springfield and Allina unveiled the new partnership Thursday.
December 12, 2019
[Pioneer press, January 01, 2019]   Kaleena Chem-Rodriguez was among the first babies born on New Year’s Day in St. Paul, arriving at 3:21 a.m. at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota . She weighed in at 5 pounds and 6 ounces.
January 01, 2019
[Pioneer press, November 12, 2018]   A baby girl was born in St. Paul at 11 p.m. on 11/11, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day . The baby, weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces, was born to Erin and Mike Potts of Hugo at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota .
November 12, 2018
[Pioneer press, October 14, 2018]   Almost two years ago Paul Auger's foot went numb. Within days, Auger was totally paralyzed.
October 14, 2018
[Pioneer press, September 13, 2017]   New renovations to United Hospital revealed Tuesday are designed to curb wait times and promote patient safety. A ribbon cutting for the St. Paul hospital’s $1.4 million emergency care center expansion was held Tuesday morning.
September 13, 2017