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[US News & World Report, March 20, 2020]   Young people appear to be at greater risk of serious illness from the coronavirus than initially realized in the U.S. Early reports from China and other countries indicated that older and sicker adults were most at risk for serious complications tied to the virus, which experts believe may have led younger and healthier people to think they had little to personally worry about. But preliminary data out this week shows that among a sample of 508 patients who were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S., fully 38% were between 20 and 54 years old.
March 20, 2020
[US News & World Report, February 11, 2020]   You know that your heart is constantly pumping blood throughout your body. But most of the time, you're probably not paying attention to your heartbeat.
February 11, 2020
[Martha Stewart, January 13, 2020]   Arthritis can be a debilitating disease, and it affects a whopping 53 millions Americans—that's 23 percent of all adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there is no one single cure for arthritis, many patients notice a direct correlation between the food they eat and the way their joints feel.
January 13, 2020
[Medline, December 19, 2019]   As healthcare providers, we know that the health of our patients is largely determined by factors outside of our hospitals and clinics, and that social and economic determinants , health behaviors and the physical environment significantly drive healthcare outcomes, utilization and costs. However, it is unclear how healthcare can best address these social determinants of health.
December 19, 2019
[Modern Healthcare, December 06, 2019]   Allina Health president and CEO, Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards and recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.
December 06, 2019
[HealthLeaders, December 05, 2019]   New Ulm Medical Center struck a deal with a local payer willing to share the cost of a simple intervention. The arrangement has been paying dividends for seven years.
December 05, 2019
[Parade, November 06, 2019]   Want to know how to sleep better? You’re not alone.
November 06, 2019
[Modern Healthcare, September 14, 2019]   A growing focus on patient-centered care—sometimes being called person centered care—at health systems is putting a spotlight on access, experience and the possibility of “hospital at home.” Health systems are broadening their definition of patient-centered care, sometimes extending the concept beyond clinical care by replacing the term “patient” with a seemingly more holistic “consumer” or “person.” There’s also a growing contingent of health systems transitioning to the phrase “person.” Froedtert Health in Milwaukee tends to use the phrase “person-centered care,” while Allina Health in Minneapolis has opted for the phrasing “whole-person care.” “We’re not just treating the condition of the patient that happens to be in front of us,” said Michael Callero, Allina’s vice president of consumer insights, highlighting initiatives related to social determinants of health. Allina established Callero’s role less than a year ago to help the system better “understand the people that we deliver care to,” he said.
September 14, 2019
[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019]   The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina's Community Health Needs Assessment giving shape to the Change to Chill program.
July 19, 2019
[Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2019]   Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine's list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.
June 18, 2019