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[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
[Fridley Sun Focus, March 08, 2015]   Allina Health, Benedictine Health System and Presbyterian Homes & Services hosted tours Feb. 27 of the new Interlude Restorative Suites care center at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
March 08, 2015
[Star Tribune, February 01, 2014]   David Norlund went home with nine separate medications when he left the hospital after treatment for pulmonary disease last month. With so much to keep track of, it’s no wonder that roughly one in five older patients winds up back in the hospital within a month of being discharged — a number that is costly for the health care system and hard on the patients.
February 05, 2014
[Star Tribune, October 12, 2012]   Until now, hospitals have had little incentive to keep patients away. But last week, the federal Medicare program started imposing financial penalties on hospitals that, in its view, have too many repeat customers.
October 12, 2012