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[Bloomberg Businessweek, September 01, 2020]   Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO at Allina Health and Dr. Craig Samitt, President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota discuss their value-based agreement to provide more affordable health care
September 01, 2020
[Business Journal, August 27, 2020]   In a major shift in how a health insurer pays for medical services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota will start paying Allina Health System for patient outcomes instead of individual medical services
August 27, 2020
[WCCO-TV & KSTP-TV, July 26, 2020]   Allina Health has been working toward health care equality after finding a disparity with its Black patients.
July 26, 2020
[Twin Cities Business Magazine, January 01, 0001]   Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative known as the Northwest Metro Alliance.
September 05, 2017
[, April 19, 2016]   Current health system practices are not sufficient to address growing rates of obesity and diabetes, health and economic disparities and cost control. "A Design Thinking Framework for Healthcare Management and Innovation" argues that addressing these complex challenges will require leaders that can think, and act, more like designers.
April 22, 2016
[Star Tribune, September 27, 2015]   Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have had success treating brain aneurysms with new, thicker "Pipeline" stents that direct blood past the potentially deadly bulges in blood vessels in the brain. And they’re studying a spherical WEB stent that does the same for tricky aneurysms that form at the junctures of these vessels.
September 27, 2015
[Star Tribune, August 08, 2015]   Health care systems in Minnesota have a unique history of setting aside competitive instincts to pursue common improvements in patient care, such as the “Safest in America” partnership a decade ago, when metro hospitals agreed on a technique to mark the sites of surgical incisions. But a joint venture by Allina Health and HealthPartners to improve care in the northwest metro has taken that spirit a step further.
August 08, 2015
[Star Tribune, August 01, 2015]   The chief executive at Allina Health , Dr. Penny Wheeler, is among those named to a new state task force that will consider the future of Minnesota’s public health care programs. The task force will be the arena for debate over the future of MNsure and MinnesotaCare.
August 01, 2015
[MPR News, July 08, 2015]   Dr. Penny Wheeler , President and CEO of Allina Health , is leading the non-profit network of health clinics and hospitals at a time when American health care is undergoing some significant changes. She discussed the Affordable Care Act, rising premiums and inequities in health services.
July 05, 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