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[Star Tribune, January 01, 0001]   Allina Health is merging under one license two acute care hospitals in Anoka County, as the Minneapolis-based system tries to eliminate duplicate services at the nearby medical centers. Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley will continue distinct operations, but the smaller medical center in Fridley next year will take the name “Mercy Hospital — Unity Campus.” Read more at startribune.com .
May 10, 2016
[Isanti County News, April 18, 2016]   Cambridge Medical Center , part of Allina Health , has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Cambridge Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care and stroke.
April 18, 2016
[The Alley, January 18, 2016]   On December 1st, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Health announced that they were putting into action a new food and beverage policy starting in 2016. These changes will include removing sugary drinks and deep-fat fried foods from all cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops.
January 18, 2016
[HealthLeaders Magazine, January 01, 0001]   When , the $3.7 billion health system headquartered in Minneapolis, signed a $100 million deal with Health Catalyst at the start of this year, the terms of the deal were unusual, to say the least. As part of the agreement, Health Catalyst—a Salt Lake City–based health IT vendor founded by former Intermountain Healthcare leaders that provides data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes improvement—took dozens of Allina employees onto its payroll, and Allina received a tantalizing potential upside.
January 01, 2016
[Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, January 01, 0001]   For anyone who has intersected with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health , the nation’s largest hospital-based integrative medicine center, and wondered if it was started by a guy with the last name of Penny and another guy with the last name of George: Nope. Penny George is one real, living person—and one who has helped change health care in our time.
December 28, 2015
[KARE-TV, October 06, 2015]   Penny George is a respected leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. She is co-founder of the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing , part of Allina Health — the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program based in a health system in the country.
October 07, 2015
[Star Tribune, June 13, 2015]   Any health care facility with “suites” in its name sounds like it’s got to be more of a hotel than a clinic. It’s true that Interlude Restorative Suites is a different kind of health care facility, but the most meaningful differences can’t be spotted from the parking lot.
June 13, 2015
[Star Tribune, May 17, 2015]   The paperwork stacks up slowly but steadily. Some months, the pile of appeals from insurance companies denying coverage of a medical implant for severe acid reflux is more than a foot high in Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Dan Dunn’s office.
May 17, 2015
[KARE-TV, October 28, 2014]   Unity Hospital in Fridley is one of four Minnesota hospitals designated to care for Ebola patients. It's all part of the state's coordinated strategy to handle the virus if it arrives here.
October 28, 2014
[Star Tribune, January 23, 2014]   While acknowledging that one error is too many, hospital officials said patients are safer than they were 10 years ago when Minnesota first started publicly listing hospitals that committed any of 28 adverse events, also known as “never events” because they are considered preventable. Surgeries to the wrong body part, for example, declined from 31 three years ago to 17 last year.
January 23, 2014