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[Modern Healthcare, May 18, 2019]   It’s not enough to be there when a patient needs care. Health systems are getting ahead by providing support before a patient experiences health issues.
May 18, 2019
[Journal of Emergency Medical Services, April 17, 2019]   Brian LaCroix is the president of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), an organization for leaders representing all service models. Brian recently retired from his role as president and EMS chief for Allina Health EMS , a hospital-based system with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving more than 100 communities with more than 600 employees.
April 17, 2019
[Forbes, February 07, 2019]   Health Catalyst, a data analytics provider to hospitals, has raised $100 million in debt and equity financing, tipping the Salt Lake City startup’s valuation to more than $1 billion, the company announced. Hospitals use Health Catalyst’s software to link the data that they already have housed in a number of siloed databases, like the ones used to track insurance claims, patient satisfaction and, of course, the electronic health record.
February 07, 2019
  Dr. Penny Wheeler , president and chief executive of Allina Health in Minneapolis, has a message for her 29,000 employees, especially those who are 50 and older and comprise about one-third of its workforce: “We want you for a marathon, not a sprint.” Faced with an outpouring of retiring boomers and a tight labor market, Allina is working feverishly to retain older employees by offering part-time schedules, a phased-retirement program for clinicians and other flexible work arrangements. These policies also stem attrition of employees with young children and those juggling education and work, but they’re particularly appealing to veteran doctors and nurses as well as office and service employees who to keep working, though not necessarily full-time.
January 16, 2019
[Twin Cities Business Magazine, August 09, 2017]   In a repeat from last year, Abbott Northwestern, which is run by Minneapolis-based Allina Health , was selected as the best hospital in the Twin Cities area. Allina Health chief executive Penny Wheeler said in a statement that the company was “especially proud” of the hospital's high ranking.
August 09, 2017
[Twin Cities Business Magazine, June 07, 2017]   The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute , owned by Allina Health, will open one of the largest adaptive fitness and wellness centers in the nation next week. Minneapolis-based Allina said the $4.75 million needed to build the 6,300-square-foot exercise facility was funded entirely through donations.
June 07, 2017
[Healthcare Informatics, January 01, 0001]   What does it look like to leverage data and IT at a very deep level and help to rework core clinical processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs? The leaders at Allina Health know, because they’re doing it.
January 25, 2017
[Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, January 01, 0001]   With the growing number of devices used in hospitals, healthcare technology management professionals and nurses are working more closely together to provide patients with the best possible care. HTM professionals ensure the availability of functional, properly configured equipment, and nurses rely on this technology to provide quality care to patients.
August 22, 2016
[Pioneer Press, August 02, 2016]   For the Twin Cities, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis retained first place in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Abbott Northwestern received national rankings in five specialty areas: Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 31); Geriatrics (No. 41); Gynecology (No. 16), Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 47) and Orthopedics (no.
August 02, 2016
[Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, January 11, 2016]   Integrative medicine is hard to define, but just as American English is distinct from British English, integrative medicine is different from medicine a generation ago. The federally funded National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health defines it as “bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way.” Peek into Minnesota’s leading hospitals, health care systems, doctor’s offices, and psychiatry practices today and you’ll see hundreds of examples of integrative medicine.
January 11, 2016