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[Star Tribune, January 02, 2020]   Minnesota hospitals admitted 117 influenza patients last week, the highest weekly total for the season, according to a Minnesota Health Department flu update on Thursday. So far, 505 people have been hospitalized for the flu, which is about the midrange for recent influenza seasons.
January 02, 2020
[Star Tribune, December 28, 2019]   The Robina Foundation is nearly out of money and ready to shut down — as it planned to do all along. The Minneapolis foundation started with an unusual mission to give away all of its money to four institutions— Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and its parent nonprofit Allina Health, the University of Minnesota Law School, Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York — instead of existing indefinitely like most foundations.
December 28, 2019
[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
[Star Tribune, November 29, 2019]   St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee is spending about $44 million to build a free-standing surgery center while also expanding the hospital’s emergency room and cancer center. The projects, which were disclosed in a financial statement this month, were approved by the hospital’s board of directors earlier this year and are scheduled for completion by autumn 2021.
November 29, 2019
[Star Tribune, September 06, 2019]   Three tricuspid regurgitation (TR) patients at Minneapolis' Abbott Northwestern Hospital quietly jumped to the forefront of a wave of cardiology innovation represented by a class of new "structural heart" devices that optimize blood flow using foldable memory metals and tendril-like catheters thin enough to fit inside blood vessels. "I had a lot of pain and a lot of shortness of breath.
September 05, 2019
[Star Tribune, August 11, 2019]   Allina Health’s long-running Heart of New Ulm project is unique nationally in proving that a communitywide focus, led by a local hospital, could improve cardiac health. Allina invested $9 million in the 10-year project, which reduced the number of residents with high cholesterol, hypertension and smoking habits in New Ulm — a town known for the beers and brats of its Oktoberfest.
August 11, 2019
[Star Tribune, August 06, 2019]   HealthPartners said it will add Allina Health System next year to the network of doctors and hospitals in its Medicare Advantage health plans. It's another sign of how the state's Medicare market continues to be in flux following the elimination of Medicare Cost health plans across much of Minnesota at the start of the year.
August 06, 2019
[Star Tribune, July 27, 2019]   At age 57, Dr. Nancy Whitley made a career switch and pursued more medical training to specialize in the care of seriously ill patients. Known as palliative care medicine, the field is sometimes mistaken for only end-of-life care, but its broader purpose is to help patients maintain control over their lives.
July 27, 2019
[Star Tribune, June 08, 2019]   When they think about taking care of themselves, many Americans seek online advice about how to sleep, or be distracted by music or a good book. But not Minnesota.
June 08, 2019
[Star Tribune, March 04, 2019]   Faster identification and treatment of sepsis by Allina Health hospitals in Minnesota has reduced deaths from the infection-related condition. Doctors and nurses at Allina started re-examining how they treat sepsis in 2014, after being dismayed at the number of deaths and learning that the condition was three times more lethal than strokes and heart attacks.
March 04, 2019