'We Deserve Better': Allina Technical Health Care Workers Plan To Strike On September 14Over 200 Allina health care workers at St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Abbot Northwestern Hospital have voted to authorize a two day strike, starting on Sept. 14.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Allina Health Nurse Says He Was Fired For Violating The Company's Uniform Policy By Wearing ScrubsIn a Facebook post Cliff Willmeng wrote that he "was doing it so he wouldn't bring COVID-19 back home to his family."
Coronavirus In MN: 'There's No Scrub Shortage': Nurses Protest Allina Health's Uniform PolicyUnited Hospital nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic were standing curbside Monday afternoon outside the ER, taking a break from battling the virus to instead amplify their battle with management over a uniform policy.
Coronavirus In MN: As Virtual Doctor Visits Skyrocket, Physician Says Clinics, Urgent Cares, ERs 'Certainly Safe' To VisitAt Allina Health, two months ago they were doing 20 to 30 virtual visits a day. Now, they are helping about 5,000 patients a day.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Who Is Being Tested For COVID-19, And WhyLast month the health department recommended that health care providers focus on testing hospitalized patients, health care workers, and people in long term care facilities.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Nurses Say They're Being Threatened With Termination For Wearing ScrubsNurses at a Twin Cities hospital said they're getting reprimanded for trying to protect themselves.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Minnesota United And Allina Health To Host Blood DriveThe drive, which is held in association with the Red Cross, will be on April 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place in the Stadium Club and open to approximately 90 donors each day.
Why Aren't There Enough COVID-19 Tests, And Why Do Some States Have More?On Wednesday, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health said Minnesota has put in specific requests, for more supplies from the U.S. Health and Human Services.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Allina Health's Tablet Stands Could Help Preserve PPE SuppliesOn a mostly deserted floor in an Allina Health building, you’ll find a “sea of stands.” Tom Bethke believes each one of these will play a role in fighting COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Shortage Of Personal Protective Equipment 'Huge Problem' For Health Care WorkersWith Minnesota’s nurses and doctors on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, there continues to be concern about keeping them safe.
Allina Health, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Call On Public's Help For Face Mask DonationsBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Allina Health announced a community-based initiative calling on the public's help to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.
Fire At Ridgeview Condominiums In Burnsville Sends 1 Person To Hospital With Serious InjuriesAuthorities say six units in the building sustained smoke and/or fire damage and they will be uninhabitable for some time.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Experts Answer A Variety Of Common Questions About COVID-19We asked three infectious diseases experts in the Twin Cities to give us their advice on some of the biggest concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Allina Health Announces Visitor RestrictionsAllina Health announced Friday they will now enforce visitor restrictions in all of their facilities, due to ongoing health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Health Providers Pushing For 'Virtual' VisitsThere are several Twin Cities options that allow you to get answers from the comfort and confinement of home.