Wait Times Stretch Hours At Twin Cities ERs As Hospitals Reach CapacityHospital ICU bed capacity in the Twin Cities is above 97%. It's even more crowded outside intensive care units.
Nurse Fired From United Hospital Continues Fight Over Hospital-Issued ScrubsAllina Health says it adheres to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health. Neither consider hospital-issued scrubs as Personal Protective Equipement (PPE).
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 Minnesota: St. Paul City Council Urges United Hospital To Address Scrubs ControversyThe St. Paul City Council is urging a hospital to change its scrubs policy after hearing from nurses on WCCO.
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: 23-Year-Old St. Paul Nurse Recovers After COVID-19 DiagnosisHedge had only been to work and to the grocery store, but she never treated a confirmed patient with the disease where she works at United Hospital in St. Paul.
New Procedure Aims To Lower Risk Of Further Strokes In PatientsTrans Carotid Artery Revascularization reverses the artery's blood flow during the procedure. That prevents bits of plaque flowing to the brain as a stent is put in place.
Quick Action Is Crucial To Surviving A Stroke Each year in America more than 800,000 people of all ages will suffer a stroke. While medical advances are minimizing long-term disabilities, the age of stroke patients is getting younger.
State Patrol: Suspected Drunk Driver Injures Officer, Other Driver In St. PaulTwo people, including a police officer, were injured early Saturday morning when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of a squad car on Highway 280 in St. Paul. The Minnesota State Patrol says a University of Minnesota officer had pulled over a 19-year-old St. Paul woman near University Avenue at about 12:40 a.m.
New Scoring System Ranks MN 3rd For Best HospitalsMinnesota hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a new scoring system created by federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now using a five-star scale, based on patient satisfaction surveys.
Mo. Man Dies After Fight Outside Of Hastings PerkinsA Missouri man has died from his injuries after a fight outside of a Perkins Restaurant in Hastings last week. According to Hastings Police, 32-year-old Bradley Sanders passed away this week at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Funeral Set For Monday For Novelist Vince FlynnA funeral Mass is being planned for Monday for best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn, creator of the Mitch Rapp counter-terrorism thriller series. A family statement says it will be held Monday morning at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Good Question: Why Is Aspirin Such A Wonder Drug?Heart disease, stroke, and now add melanoma to the list of aspirin’s potential health benefits. New research shows that the cheap white pill taken by millions of Americans to prevent heart problems may protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Boater Dies After Being Rescued From Lake Fort SnellingA Richfield man died Friday after the canoe he was in capsized while he and another man were fishing on Lake Fort Snelling, authorities said.