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2013-10-09 12:26:39

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to further expand its work to enhance patient safety. The award was effective Sept. 26, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/MM73437LOGO) The MHA Hospital Engagement Network competed successfully as a hospital engagement network in the federal...

2013-10-03 16:23:24

ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a national conference call on Wednesday, October 2, Chairman Charles R. Evans, FACHE, announced the finalists for the Hospital Charitable Service Awards program, sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. During the 2013 season, Jackson's Awards program received 178 program nominations from 154 hospitals spanning 36 states. This year's finalists included: -- Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton: Tipton Get Fit (Munford, TN) -- Brooks...

2013-08-06 12:26:29

Collaboration leads to new product for 2014, designed with physician and patient input MINNEAPOLIS and EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's largest health insurer, and the Allina Integrated Medical Network of Allina Health, one of the region's most comprehensive networks of clinics, hospitals and health care services, are bringing a new health plan offering to the Twin Cities metro area that changes the way health...

2013-05-20 16:25:57

Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards recognize patient safety, volunteerism, innovations in patient care, hospital excellence ST. PAUL, Minn., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 29(th) annual awards ceremony on Friday, May 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/MM73437LOGO) Eighteen awards were given for extraordinary achievement in...

2013-02-06 12:26:11

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced the arrival of baby Gemma as The Mother Baby Center's first new baby. Born Feb. 4 at 11:20 a.m. by water birth, Gemma was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 inches long. Gemma was joined by 10 other babies, all born during The Mother Baby Center's grand opening day. In addition, Children's and Abbott Northwestern moved all of the babies and mothers from the old...

2012-08-06 06:23:59

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), creators of The Urgency Room (UR) in Woodbury and Allina Health are proud to announce plans for a third UR location in Vadnais Heights at the northeast corner of County Road E and Labore Road. Construction is expected to begin in late August with a Grand Opening slated for spring of 2013. The new UR facility, being developed by The Davis Group will be 14,000 square feet when completed....

2012-05-22 02:28:08

Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards recognize patient safety, volunteerism, innovations in patient care, hospital excellence ST. PAUL, Minn., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota hospitals are committed to excellence and innovation in patient care. On Friday, May 18, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 28th annual awards ceremony. Eighteen awards were given for extraordinary...

2011-11-14 16:00:00

Nancy Kielhofner to lead Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, which has restructured itself ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A renowned Minnesota collaborative that works to ensure the safety of patients in health-care organizations has hired its first executive director. With the addition of Nancy Kielhofner, a former Allina Hospital & Clinics executive director of quality, safety and accreditation, the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS)...

2011-10-05 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, critically ill babies born at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have been whisked through an underground tunnel for emergency care at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. It is stressful to separate moms from their babies immediately after birth, but it was necessary to provide the best care possible for both. Soon, this kind of separation will no longer be necessary. Recognizing the need for a central place where mothers and...

2011-09-12 15:46:00

Program works to prevent adverse health events ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dozen Minnesota hospitals each won a Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Award this month. The initiative recognizes organizations' efforts to prevent pressure ulcers, (under the association's SAFE SKIN campaign); falls (under the SAFE from FALLS program); wrong-site surgical or other invasive procedures (under the SAFE SITE program); and foreign objects...