Managed Healthcare Executive: Four ways to prioritize women’s health
Kathryn Babich, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Park Nicollet, noticed a lot of women were not getting their annual physicals and determined that health care needs to be easier for them.
The Heartland Institute: ‘Dental therapist’ teammates enhance practices treating low-income patients
Kevin Nakagaki, DDS, a dentist at the HealthPartners St. Paul Midway Clinic, explained that dental therapists increase patient retention rates.
KARE11: Minn. Dept. of Health: Get your flu shot
Marny Benjamin, MD, an emergency room physician at Methodist Hospital, commented that flu cases have been up this year and encouraged everyone to get their flu shot.
St. Croix Valley Lowdown: St. Croix Valley communities launch Make It OK campaign for mental health
Marna Canterbury, director of community health at Lakeview Hospital, and Ted Wegleitner, St. Croix Valley executive leader at Lakeview Hospital, explained that the Make It OK campaign helps start conversations about mental illness to help reduce its stigma.
WCCO: 10 years after terminal diagnosis, Minn. man still beating the odds
Richard Peterson, MD, a neurology physician at Regions Hospital, celebrated with a patient who has lived 10 years longer than expected after receiving a terminal diagnosis.
Minnesota News Network: Snow and cold return
Lauren Loberg, a physical therapist at TRIA Orthopaedics, offered tips on how to safely run outside during the winter.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Dr. Nico Pronk
Nico Pronk, MD, chief science officer at HealthPartners Institute, was named to the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives.
StarTribune: 150 ER visits in a year? Minnesota officials get alerts about ‘high-use’ patients
Karen Ackerman, a care coordinator at Park Nicollet, commented on a computer screening tool that helps find people on public health insurance programs who make dozens of unnecessary trips to hospital ERS and medical clinics.
StarTribune: An ode to good health: Poetry classes becoming part of Minnesota wellness programs
Richard Rose, MD, an internal medicine physician at the HealthPartners Como Clinic, and Jennette Turner, a health coach and program manager of the Como Health Club, explained how the Como Health Club’s poetry club helps patients.
KSTP: Regions Special Care Nursery patient returns to donate blankets
Theresa Wagner, RN, charge nurse at Regions Hospital, collected receiving blankets from a former patient of the Special Care Nursery to help make a scary situation more normal for families.
MinnPost: ‘A funny thing happened...’ New podcast finds humor in the depression-comedy link
Donna Zimmerman, senior vice president of government and community relations at HealthPartners, explained why the MPR podcast, “The Hilarious World of Depression,” sponsored by Make It OK, is important in reducing the stigma around mental illness.
KARE11: Minnesotan returns to Kenya to run for Parliament
Amina Keinan, a public health nurse at HealthPartners, is campaigning for a seat in Parliament in Kenya in hopes of improving women’s health.
MPR: Trauma docs urge sledders to wear helmets
Michael McGonigal, MD, director of trauma services at Regions Hospital, offered tips on how to stay safe while sledding this winter during a press conference with a former patient who suffered head injuries from a sledding accident.
KSTP: Staying healthy during holiday travel
Gwen Verchota, care delivery manager at virtuwell, offered tips on how to stay healthy during holiday traveling.
Business Wire: HealthPartners names Nico Pronk president of HealthPartners Institute
Nico Pronk, MD, vice president and chief science officer at HealthPartners, was named the new president of the HealthPartners Institute.
WCCO: Regions & Methodist Hospitals release list of top baby names
Regions Hospital and Methodist Hospital announced their 2016 most popular baby names and most unique names.
StarTribune: Spread the word that ‘stronger brains’ start developing at birth
Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners, stressed the importance of reading, singing and talking to children at an early age during the Bright Futures Begin at Birth forum, organized by HealthPartners.
Finance & Commerce: Minnesota companies find ways to give back
HealthPartners provided financial support to help build the Dorothy Day Center’s new St. Paul facility. HealthPartners colleagues also volunteered with the charity by making welcome baskets, decorating and doing hundreds of loads of laundry to get the first part of the development ready for new residents.
St. Croix Valley Area Lowdown: Brand new sleep center: It’s no snooze
Mustafa Ucer, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Minneapolis Riverside Clinic, and Jenny Kratochvil, pulmonary manager at Lakeview Hospital, explained how the new Sleep Health Center will resolve chronic or occasional sleep disorders.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Wisconsin companies honored as ‘Green Masters’
Hudson Hospital & Clinic was named a Green Masters company for scoring in the top tier among other Wisconsin companies participating in a sustainability certification program.
Fox9: Burn victim gives back to patients at Regions Hospital
Bill Mohr, MD, a surgery physician in the Regions Hospital Burn Center, and Mikki Rothbauer, a psychotherapist at Regions Hospital, explained why the comfort bags, donated by a former Burn Center patient, will help children on the unit.
Managed Healthcare: Study confirms safety of Tdap vaccine in pregnancy, finds no microcephaly risk
Malini DeSilva, MD, an internal pediatrics medicine physician at HealthPartners Institute, examined the association between maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy and birth defects and found the vaccine is safe for mothers and their babies.
Health Technology Net: Good news, bad news: Fewer kids smoking, but still too many taking up habit
HealthPartners partnered with Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation and found that fewer kids are smoking but they are using flavored tobacco products and e-cigarettes at alarming rates.
MPR: HealthPartners takes stand on climate change, joins national council
Dana Slade, director of sustainability at HealthPartners, explains how climate change affects health after the organization became the first Minnesota-based organization to join the U.S. Health Care Climate Council.
St. Cloud Times: Yes, you need a flu shot
Julia Johnson, MD, family physician at HealthPartners, explains why it’s important that everyone get a flu shot.
Managed Healthcare: P4P programs feasible in addiction settings
Karen Lloyd, PhD, senior director of behavioral health and resilience at HealthPartners, partnered with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and found that a HealthPartners pay-for-performance program for addiction treatment reduces readmission rates.
Internal Medicine News: Aspirin not prescribed appropriately to cut cardiovascular risk in diabetes
Lauren Crain, PhD, senior research investigator at HealthPartners Institute, found that many patients with diabetes who could benefit from low-dose aspirin therapy may not be getting it.
Lillie News: Washington County Sheriff’s office ready to fight opioid overdoses
Matt Milder, Emergency Management Services Operations Supervisor at Lakeview Hospital, helped the Washington County Sheriff’s Department officers reduce the amount of opioid overdose deaths in their community.
KSTP: St. Paul veteran awarded ‘Silver Star Medal’ for Gallantry in Action
Kenneth G. Hughes, a physician at the HealthPartners Como Clinic, was awarded the Silver Star medal by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
New Richmond News: Keeping the community healthy and disease-free is our goal
Steve Massey, president and CEO of Westfields Hospital & Clinic, highlights the importance of health screenings and exams.
KARE11: Breaking down Thanksgiving calories
Gina Houmann, registered dietitian at Park Nicollet, describes the amount of calories that accompany Thanksgiving dinner.
Fox9: Stroke survivors finding focus with camera club
Matthew Ostrander, a neurologist at Methodist Hospital, explains how “Inspire,” a camera club at the hospital, benefits stroke patients.
StarTribune: Schafer: HealthPartners positioned well for whatever may come
Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners, stands by the merger of Park Nicollet and HealthPartners because of the focus on holding down the growth in the total cost of care.
Twin Cities Business Magazine: Examining executive health
John Misa, MD, senior medical director of primary care at Methodist Hospital, explains that a primary issue for Park Nicollet’s executive health program patients is stress management.
Fox9: The new comfort squad
Bonnie Watson, volunteer coordinator at Regions Hospital, shares how one therapy dog and his owner go above and beyond to help patients.
MedPage Today: Including pharmacists in primary care saves $$$, helps patients
Kevin Ronneberg, MD, vice president and associate medical director of health initiatives at HealthPartners, comments that if patients can’t afford medication, they won’t take it.
Sun Sailor: Wayzata reminded to think pink during Breast Cancer awareness month
Christa Getchell, president of the Park Nicollet Foundation, Bill Shimp, MD, a physician at Park Nicollet, and Mike Nelson, MD, a physician at Park Nicollet, attended Be Pink Wayzata to provide support for breast cancer education and outreach through Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Cancer.
KSTP: Surge of dangerous drug and overdose in Minneapolis
Bret Haake, MD, a neurologist at Regions Hospital, comments on opioid overdoses after a surge in overdoses in Minneapolis.
Finance & Commerce: Sustainable: Crunching numbers on buildings’ energy use
Dana Slade, sustainability director at HealthPartners, explains that 60 of the organization’s buildings have been benchmarked since 2013. Our organization was awarded a Practice Greenhealth award for our work to improve energy efficiency and reduce waste.
Shakopee Valley News: Hospital’s expanded front entrance reopens Monday
Bonita Artz, operations manager for the Park Nicollet Health and Care store at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, says the center’s new front doors will help patients find their prescriptions.
St. Cloud Times: Hangry? Thirsty? What really happens to your body?
Dani Berg, a wellness coach for HealthPartners, explains what hangry is and how it can be related to dehydration.
KSTP: Students in Richfield get mental health help in high-tech way
Christa Getchell, president of the Park Nicollet Foundation, comments on the new mental health counseling services that Park Nicollet has made available at Richfield High School via video conferencing. She says students are more likely to talk about mental health when it’s through video conferencing because they’re used to looking at a screen all day.
KARE11: ADA MN hosts 13th annual Diabetes Expo
Richard Bergenstal, MD, director of the International Diabetes Center, participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo to answer questions about diabetes.
MinnPost: How ‘Minnesota nice’ could become a serious economic problem for the Twin Cities
Christa Nelson, senior recruiter for HealthPartners, participated in a conference that discussed how people can be better at recruiting people to move to the region and keeping them once they arrive.
MinnPost: The lasting power of weight bullying and shaming
Joshua Zimmerman, MD, senior medical director of behavioral health at HealthPartners and a psychiatrist at Melrose Center, warns that body shaming comments in the media can have negative effects on mental health.
Woodbury Bulletin: Sheriff department’s opioid overdose training sees some success in early stages
Lakeview Hospital trained Washington County Sheriff’s Department deputies how to administer naloxone, an emergency treatment used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
KSTP: This Halloween, go moderate on treats, avoid ‘tricks’
HealthPartners Dental Clinics hosted their annual candy buy-back program that encourages kids to eat more veggies and donates candy to US troops overseas.
StarTribune: HealthPartners, Hazelden report that financial incentives can improve addiction care
HealthPartners collaborated with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and found that financial incentives can improve addiction care.
Sun Sailor: Medicare expert suggests questions for seniors to consider
Sara Wagner, manager of Medicare and individual sales at HealthPartners, offers tips for senior citizens who are signing up for Medicare for the first time.
The Wall Street Journal: New reasons not to miss a well-child visit
Anne Edwards, department chair of pediatrics at Park Nicollet, found that getting parents in the door for well-child visits was a problem but when the parents received a text, they were more likely to schedule and attend the appointment.
Alliance of Community Health Plans: HealthPartners uses social media to improve quality of care
Andrew Zinkel, MD, associate medical director of health plan quality at HealthPartners, comments on how the organization uses social media to improve public health by raising awareness and reducing the stigma around chlamydia screening.
Southwest Journal: Weighing the risks of football
Kelsey Gleich, an athletic trainer at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, and Aimee Custer, PhD, a neuropsychologist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, agree that preventive measures help reduce the risk of brain damage.
Pioneer Press: Mary Brainerd: Education, growing economy, good health. They’re all connected
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, comments on the importance education plays in someone’s health.
Sun Sailor: A puppy surprise in St. Louis Park
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, and Roxanna Gapstur, Chief Operating Officer at Methodist Hospital, surprised team members with puppies.
Healthcare Finance: 25 biggest provider-sponsored health plans include some of the nation’s biggest systems
HealthPartners is one of the health care provider-sponsored health plans gaining popularity and is one of the top 25 largest plans by enrollment.
MD Magazine: James Friction, DDS, MS: The significance of transformative care
James Friction, DDS, MS, senior research investigator at HealthPartners, discusses how relevant transformative care is among patients with chronic pain.
StarTribune: Medtronic gets FDA approval for automated insulin delivery device
Richard Bergenstal, MD, Executive Director of the Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center, explains how the Medtronic artificial pancreas will help diabetes patients, after recent FDA approval.
KARE11: How severe is a torn meniscus?
Brad Nelson, MD, a physician at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, explains how serious a meniscus tear can be after Adrian Peterson’s injury.
Ob.Gyn. News: Aspirin not prescribed appropriately to cut cardiovascular risk in diabetes
Lauren Crain, PhD, senior research investigator at HealthPartners Institute, explains that some patients with diabetes might benefit from low-dose aspirin therapy but may not be getting it.
KARE11: Regions Hospital holds ‘active shooter’ training exercise
Regions Hospital held an active shooter drill in partnership with the St. Paul Police Department.
Fox9: Window for DNA testing on sexual assault victims expands
Amy Stoesz, a medical director at Regions Hospital, explains the benefit of expanding the window that DNA can be collected after a sexual assault.
Twin Cities Business Magazine: Minnesota health plans continue to enjoy high marks
HealthPartners is one of the health plans that received a top rating on the National Committee for Quality Assurance ratings report.
Fierce Healthcare: How organizations like UCare, Kaiser Permanente tackle food insecurity
HealthPartners’ “Better Shelf for Better Health” program is one of the unique initiatives recognized for fighting food insecurity.
Pioneer Press: Sainted: HealthPartners
HealthPartners was “sainted” after a patient saw us live out to our commitment to excellence, compassion, partnership and integrity.
Hospitals & Health Networks: How hospitals are preventing and optimizing leftover food
Dana Slade, Director of Sustainability programs at HealthPartners, comments on the steps our hospitals are taking to reduce food waste.
Fox 9: Twin Cities cancer patients to get more experimental treatment options
Arek Dudek, MD, a hematology/oncology physician at Regions Hospital, began a program that offers patients more options for experimental treatments.
Channel 12: Playing one sport year-round can result in injuries
Heather Bergeson, a pediatric sports medicine physician at TRIA Orthopaedics, offers tips on how to avoid injuries from playing sports.
Sun Patriot: Waconia resident helps Olympians
Blake Butler, a physical therapist at TRIA Orthopaedics, worked at the Olympic Training center helping U.S. athletes.
Managed Care: When will we see more ‘shes’ in the C-Suite?
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, comments on the lack of women in leadership positions.
KSTP: 3 murals created for Regions Hospital during ‘PaintFest America Tour’
Caitlyn Squire, an oncology social worker at Regions Hospital, comments on PaintFest America, who chose Regions as the only hospital in Minnesota to participate in the event.
MPR: As mentors, Alzheimer’s patients teach next generation of doctors about care
Michael Rosenbloom, Department Chair at the HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging, helped the University of Minnesota and HealthPartners pair students with people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
StarTribune: Are you healthier if you’re happy? HealthPartners aims to find out
Thomas Kottke, MD, Associate Medical Director at HealthPartners, comments on the launch of a new annual survey of patient’s well-being.
The American Journal of Managed Care: Using care coordination to improve health of "messy" diabetes patients
Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDE, at the Park Nicollet Institute, and Toni Melancon, RN, Manager of Clinical Care Coordination at Park Nicollet Institute, share how care coordinators have raised the bar for quality care.
KSTP: Minnesota woman misdiagnosed for 30 years regains mobility
Martha Nance, MD, a physician at Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center, determined that a patient had been misdiagnosed for 30 years.
WCCO: Get Movin’ Monday: Back-to-school health
Randy Warren, MD, a family medicine physician at the HealthPartners Coon Rapids Clinic, and Angela Veire, MD, Dentist at the HealthPartners Plymouth Dental Clinic, offer back-to-school tips.
WCCO: Get Movin’ Monday: Back-to-school eats
Susan Marschke, a registered dietitian at the Park Nicollet St. Louis Park 3800 Building, and Scott Gorham, MD, a physical therapist at HealthPartners Physicians Neck & Back Center Maple Grove, offer back-to-school backpack safety and healthy food tips.
Sun Sailor: Two new floors open at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park
Methodist Hospital opened two new floors as part of a $140 million expansion and renovation project.
Fox 9: 90-year-old hospice volunteer is ‘superstar friend’ to patients
Barb Szaflarski, Volunteer Services Coordinator at HealthPartners Hospice, comments on a 90-year-old volunteer who visits with 71 different patients.
StarTribune: Hospitals see decline in charity care costs
David Dziuk, Chief Financial Officer at HealthPartners, comments on how charity care may impact health insurance costs.
WCCO: 13 sets of twins born in July at twin cities hospital
Megan Schmitt, MD, an OB-GYN surgeon at Methodist Hospital, delivered two of the thirteen sets of twins born in July.
KARE11: ‘Cuddle Cots’ giving parents of stillborn babies more time to grieve
A Cuddle Cot was donated to Methodist Hospital to help parents and families grieve with stillborn children.
U.S. News & World Report: 7 things not to say to someone with diabetes
Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDE, at the Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center, offers tips on what not to say to someone with diabetes.
Good Morning America: Record noise levels expected at Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium
David Geddes, MD, Supervisor of Audiology at HealthPartners St. Louis Park West Clinic, describes the dangers of how loud the new U.S. Bank Stadium is.
StarTribune: Despite concerns over concussions, this doctor prescribes football
Aimee Custer, MD, a neuropsychologist at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, says it’s never been safer to get a concussion than it is now because we have preventative measures.
KARE11: Back-to-school mental health check
James Welters, MD, a physician at Park Nicollet, encourages students going to college for the first time to get a screening to address concerns over anxiety, depression or other conditions that could impact grades and lifestyle.
StarTribune: NFL players with ACL injuries face uncertain recovery, shortened careers
David Jewison, MD, a physician at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, and Joel Boyd, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, talk about Teddy Bridgewater tearing his ACL during practice.
Fox 9: Navigating the fair food menu as a diabetic
Susan Marschke, a registered dietitian at Park Nicollet, gives tips on how to eat better at the State Fair, and speaks to an International Diabetes Center resource that gives nutritional facts on popular fair foods.
Clinical Pain Advisor: Home BP telemonitoring, pharmacist management: Does it up adherence?
P.A. Pawloski, PharmD, and colleagues from HealthPartners Institute conducted a study to evaluate whether objectively measured medication adherence was impacted by home BP telemonitoring and pharmacist management.
MinnPost: Bombs bursting in hair: The cost – in injuries and property damage – of fireworks in Minnesota
William Mohr, MD, Director of the Burn Center at Regions Hospital, commented on firework injuries around the Fourth of July.
MPR: Feds OK expanded access to key opioid treatment
Anne Pylkas, MD, Interventional Pain Physician at HealthPartners Specialty Center, commented on allowing doctors to prescribe buprenorphine to more patients.
Health Line: Trial-testing Medtronic’s 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System
Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center helped a patient get into Medtronic’s Minimed 670G trial.
Fox9: Heart disease awareness strikes chord with former Nye’s pianist
Pawan Hari, MD, a Cardiology Physician at Park Nicollet Heart & Vascular Center, talked about the need for being better at diagnosing heart attacks in women.
StarTribune: Mayo Clinic, Regions among hospitals finding they’re not off-limits in Pokémon Go
Vince Rivard, Director of Communications at HealthPartners, stated that Pokémon Go has not been a problem at Regions Hospital.
New Richmond News: Westfields Hospital kicks off ‘Make It Okay’
Jo Wrich, the Foundation Director of Westfields Hospital and Clinic, and Steve Massey, CEO of Westfields Hospital and Clinic, promoted the annual golf outing that raises funds to support “Make It Okay,” a national public relations campaign to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.
KSTP: Beating the heat while you sleep without air conditioning
Rich Blackburn, MD, a Sleep Psychologist at Maplewood Regions Hospital Sleep Center, gave tips on how to stay cool while sleeping in extreme heat.
Minnesapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Diversity in Business: Tonya Jackman Hampton, HealthPartners Inc.
Tonya Jackman Hampton, Senior Director of Diversity Inclusion Engagement at HealthPartners, commented about the organization encouraging conversations about race, culture and other topics through events like the annual It’s Time to Talk forums.
KARE11: Med students learn what it’s like to grow old
Gail Johnson, Director of the Clinical Simulation Center at HealthPartners, showed off the age progression suit that allows medical students to feel what it’s like to grow old.
StarTribune: Why children fare better in pediatric centers, not adult centers, after car wrecks
Regions Hospital was mentioned as one of the hospitals best equipped to handle severe injuries that also has a Level 1 pediatric designation.
Healthcare Dive: AMA guidelines offer roadmap for ethical use of telemedicine
Kevin Palattao, Vice President of HealthPartners’ virtuwell online clinic, reacted to the American Medical Association’s guidelines on telemedicine.
St. Croix Valley Lowdown: Lakeview Hospital to train first responders on opioid medication
Ted Wegleitner, Lakeview Hospital President, commented on a new partnership with Washington County Sheriff’s Office to reduce accidental opioid overdoses.
WCCO: Get Movin’ Monday: Road Trip Snacks
Emily Niswanger, a clinical dietitian at Regions Hospital, gave tips on which gas station snacks are healthy and which should be avoided.
StarTribune: Knowing the signs of heatstroke can save your life
Bjorn Peterson, MD, an emergency room physician at HealthPartners, provided information on heatstroke and how to avoid it.
Woodbury Bulletin: TRIA Orthopaedic Center arrives; construction gets under way
TRIA Orthopaedic Center began construction on the new building with a groundbreaking ceremony.
StarTribune: Prince died from accidental overdose of fentanyl
Anne Pylkas, MD, a HealthPartners addiction medicine specialist, commented on Prince’s overdose on fentanyl, an addictive and more potent drug than oxycodone.
AHIP: A care model to achieve the Triple Aim
HealthPartners is featured for our organization’s Total Cost of Care, a population-based model that accounts for all of the care provided to a patient, how much the care costs, where the patient received care and which types of providers delivered it.
KARE11: Beauty standards since Marilyn Monroe
Heather Gallivan, Clinical Director at Melrose Center, was interviewed on beauty standards in honor of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday.
KARE11: Facts and information from the Struther’s Parkinson’s Center
Martha Nance, MD, a Neurology Physician at Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center, spoke about Parkinson’s disease after Muhammad Ali passed away.
Managed Healthcare Executive: Apply consumer insights to drive high-value care
Kevin Ronneberg, MD, Vice President and Associate Medical Director of Health Initiatives at HealthPartners wrote an article about our Total Cost of Care measurement tool that helps our network providers identify and measure the impact of opportunities for affordability in their systems.
Health Data Management: Most powerful women in health care IT
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, is featured as one of the most powerful women in health care IT.
Sustainable Brands: 3M, Aveda, Target among members of new coalition aimed at advancing circular economy in U.S.
HealthPartners is one of the members of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, a business-led public-private partnership harnessing their collective expertise to advance the next frontier of corporate sustainability.
New York Times: Birth control via app finds footing under political radar
virtuwell was featured as being one website women can get birth control through.
StarTribune: Gallery: Survivors celebrate by releasing butterflies
Frauenshuh Cancer Center welcomed cancer survivors to celebrate their perseverance by releasing butterflies.
Fox9: Doctors writing prescriptions for fruits, veggies for kids
Andrew Dorwart, MD, Internal Medicine Physician, is one of the doctors at HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Clinics who write prescriptions redeemable for fresh produce at various grocery stores.
Annals of Internal Medicine: Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer
Steven Dehmer, PhD, Research Investigator, Michael Maciosek, PhD, Senior Research Investigator, and Amy LaFrance, MPH, Principal Research Project Manager, found that lifetime aspirin use for primary prevention initiated at younger ages and in people with higher CVD risk shows the greatest potential for positive benefit.
Twin Cities medical Society: A conversation with Joshua O. Zimmerman, MD
Joshua Zimmerman, MD, Chief of Behavioral Health at Park Nicollet comments on health and nutrition and the programs Melrose Center offers.
Twin Cities Business Magazine: Four MN medical centers recognized as best hospitals in U.S.
Methodist Hospital was graded highly for meeting national high performing standards, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Bloomberg: Diabetes breakthrough nears with Medtronic’s artificial pancreas
Richard Bergenstal, MD, Executive Director of Park Nicollet’s International Diabetes Center, commented on the MiniMed 670G that can produce insulin for diabetes patients.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: 2016 Eureka! awards winner: Preston Kelly
Regions Hospital won an award for their campaign, Make It Ok, which aims to combat mental illness.
KARE11: Expert talks to Julie nelson about Pat Summit and early onset dementia
William Frey, MD, Senior Director of Alzheimer’s Research, discusses early onset dementia after Pat Summitt’s death.
StarTribune: Ackerberg, Kin Solutions, HealthPartners are winners of Business Ethics Awards
HealthPartners was a winner of the 2016 Business Ethics Awards.
StarTribune: Light it and run: Fireworks injuries rose in Minnesota last year
William Mohr, MD, Director of the Burn Center at Regions Hospital, comments on the increase of firework injuries this year.
Becker’s Hospital Review: 10 healthcare CEO’s best advice, career tips for the class of 2016
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, offers healthcare advice to graduates and rookies to the healthcare field.
Twin Cities Business: HealthPartners awarded $6M to advance telemonitoring study
HealthPartners Institute received $6 million to support a groundbreaking high blood pressure study that will expand the scope of their study to a wider pool of patients.
StarTribune: HealthPartners says bigger size hasn’t meant bigger costs
HealthPartners was mentioned for its expansion and that it hasn’t used its size to make health care less affordable.
Pioneer Press: CHS Field’s new food: real Pronto Pups (we checked)
HealthPartners dietitians teamed up with PSC catering to create healthy ballpark options at CHS Field.
WCCO: Saturday Night with Esme Murphy, May 7
Brenda Guyer, MD, a physician at the Park Nicollet St. Louis Park Clinic spoke with Esme Murphy on allergies.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: Be Heart Smart
Aimee Johnson, MD, a cardiologist at Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center, comments on heart disease and being proactive about health.
StarTribune: Threat of Zika cases in Minnesota draw calls for prevention
William Stauffer, MD, a physician at the HealthPartners Travel Clinic, was part of a panel discussing Zika and how to respond to the threat.
StarTribune: Obituary: Pediatric cardiologist Dr. George Lund was pioneer, innovator
George Lund, one of the founders or Park Nicollet Clinic, passed away in May after a career of being one of the first board-certified pediatric cardiologists.
myTalk: The Waiting Room, May 15
William Frey, MD, Senior Director of Alzheimer’s Research at Regions Hospital, discusses treatments, foods that prevent the disease and more.
Fox9: Minnesota motorcyclist rides again after amputation, helps others
Peter Cole, MD, Chief of Orthopedics at Regions Hospital, talks about a Minnesotan motorcyclist who still rides after a life threatening accident.
WCCO: Regions Hospital celebrates Nurse’s Week with bed races
Regions Hospital celebrated National Nurse’s Week with nurse bed races.
KSTP: Boy reunited with life-saving firefighters
Regions Hospital’s yearly Rig Wash featured a boy who was reunited with the firefighters who helped rescue him after an accident.
Pioneer Press: Stillwater rescue crew honored for saving boy impaled on fence
At its annual Rig Wash event, Regions Hospital honored Stillwater firefighters with the “Outstanding Achievement Award” for saving a boy after an accident.
MinnPost: MN Trauma Project aims to increase understanding of how past experiences shape our lives today
Ryan Van Wyk, PhD, a psychologist at Park Nicollet Melrose Center, is featured for his research on understanding the larger impact trauma can have on mental health and addiction issues.
White Bear Press: BearPower: Eat well and be active
Elsa Nisswandt Keeler, MD, a pediatrician at HealthPartners describes how BearPower can help people live healthier lives.
Health Data Management: Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT
Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners, is recognized as one of the most powerful women in healthcare IT.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minneapolis/St. Paul women share the best advice they’ve received
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, along with other business women, recalls the best advice she has ever received.
Business Wire: J.D. Power: HealthPartners is the highest ranked plan in region
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, and Scott Aebischer, senior vice president of customer service and product innovation at HealthPartners, comment on HealthPartners being the highest ranked plan in member satisfaction in the Minnesota/Wisconsin region.
Doctors Lounge: Distress still high after chemo completion in childhood ALL
Alicia S. Kunin-Batson, Ph.D. from HealthPartners Institute is featured for assessing anxiety and depression symptoms in children and families after treatment for childhood ALL.
Pioneer Press: Ruben Rosario: Another drug abuse scourge – but a much smarter response
Adrianne Richardson, a gynecologist and medical director of Healthy Beginnings, comments on how Healthy Beginnings is helping pregnant women receive treatment and helping babies be born drug-free and healthier.
StarTribune: HealthPartners data helped shape new aspirin guidelines
Steven Dehmer, a research associate with HealthPartners Institute, and Rae Ann Williams, an internal medicine specialist at HealthPartners’ Como Clinic are featured for their analysis of a daily aspirin use.
StarTribune: Minnesota researcher brainstorms a new approach to treating Alzheimer’s
William H. Frey II, senior research director at HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging, is featured for his groundbreaking research in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
PR Newswire: TRIA Orthopedic Center surgeon develops expedited ankle surgery recovery process
Fernando Peña, orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist, is featured for his study on ankle fracture operation recovery.
StarTribune: Health care and addiction: Instead of opioids, prevent chronic pain
James Friction, a professor and specialist at HealthPartners Institute, and Alfred Clavel, a department chair in pain management at HealthPartners wrote an article discussing opioid abuse and the need to treat chronic pain.
StarTribune: Can an aspirin a day keep heart attacks at bay?
Rae Ann Williams, MD, a specialist in internal medicine at HealthPartners’ Como Clinic talks about the new federal health advice on a daily dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
MSP Magazine: Charting the Future: From clinics to classrooms to communities, up-and-coming medical professionals are helping define what’s possible for patients
Amy Fox, MD, a surgeon at Regions Hospital, is featured for her dedication to her patients.
KARE 11: Cancer patient makes a party out of chemotherapy
Rachel Jones, a medical receptionist at Methodist Hospital, and Mary Strand, a doctor at Methodist Hospital describe how the hospital supports the movie-themed parties a cancer patients throws during chemotherapy.
KSTP: Interview: Colon cancer is second-leading cancer
Mark Wilkowske, MD, from Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center was interviewed about colon cancer and how to prevent it.
Sun Current: TRIA repeats as winner of association award
TRIA Orthopedic Center was featured for winning the Outstanding Building of the Year Award in the medical category at the Best of Building Owners Management Association gala.
StarTribune: Drug price inflation slows, but pharmacy costs are still in the fast lane
Rick Bruzek, vice president of pharmacy services for HealthPartners discusses the increase in medication costs and how rebates helped moderate drug cost trends at HealthPartners.
Twin Cities Business: Park Nicollet’s new service aims to curb health care costs
SmartCare, a program started by Park Nicollet, was featured for helping patients save time and money.
StarTribune: Coon Rapids clinic is innovative in helping opioid-addicted patients
Alfred Clavel, MD, a neurologist, Scott Darling, a physical therapist, and Georgia Panopoulos, a clinic psychologist, were featured for the therapy they provide to help patients with physical pain at HealthPartners RiverWay Pain Clinic in Coon Rapids, a practice that is helping reduce the nation’s dependency on prescription opioids.
St. Cloud Times: With early spring, so come allergies
Sarah Groen, a clinical pharmacist with HealthPartners, talks about how you get allergies, what you can do about them and what medication works best.
St. Cloud Times: Report shows area clinics meet or surpass standards
Julie Johnson, MD, the regional medical director at the HealthPartners Central Minnesota clinic commented on the Sartell clinic receiving an above average rating for quality of care.
Stillwater Current: Lakeview EMS are leading the state with new pediatric technology
Matt Milder, Lakeview Hospital EMS Supervisor, talks about the new technology used by Lakeview Hospital is using to offer the highest level of care for their pediatric patients.
StarTribune: Minnesota political and business leaders say, ‘Don’t be #UnMinnesotan’
In a full-page ad, HealthPartners President and CEO Mary Brainerd and other leaders across the state took a firm stance on inclusion and against hatred based on religious beliefs and ethnicity.
Sun Sailor: Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Pak wins nationwide award
Roxanna Gapstur, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital chief operating officer, talks about Methodist Hospital winning the Top Urban Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group.
MPR: Richfield High opens health center offering free care
Libby Lincoln, Park Nicollet Foundation program officer, discusses the opening of a free health center at Richfield High School. The center is funded by the Park Nicollet Foundation.
StarTribune: Zika risks are low in Minnesota, but surveillance high, officials say
Patricia Walker, MD, a medical director of the HealthPartners Travel and Tropical Medicine Center, comments on Zika and the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.
Pioneer Press: Minneapolis doctor says ER prepared him for ‘Survivor’
Peter Baggenstos, MD, an emergency room physician at Methodist Hospital, is interviewed for his appearance on the latest season of “Survivor.”
KSTP: Volunteers make red hats for Regions Hospital newborns during ‘American Heat Month’
Regions Hospital was featured for being the first hospital in Minnesota to provide the American Heart Association’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program.
Press & News: Maple Grove doctor gets kids moving
Karen Elhai, MD, a doctor at the Maplewood HealthPartners Clinic, is writing kids “Sweat Rx” prescriptions to encourage kids and their families to be active.
KSTP: Pediatric dentist offers tips for keeping your kids teeth healthy
Angela Veire, MD, a HealthPartners pediatric dentist, talks about how to keep your kids teeth healthy and why it is important to begin teaching these habits early.
StarTribune: Families haunted by opioid deaths seek answers, change
Chris Johnson, MD, an emergency department physician at Methodist Hospital, talks about reducing opioid prescribing to limit the risk of addiction when possible.
KSTP: New Program to Assist Minn., Wis. Law Enforcement with Health and Well-being
Lisabeth Mackall, manager of rehabilitation therapy at Regions Hospital and co-founder of the Blue Watch program, discusses the first-of-its-kind program and how it connects police officers with health experts and support resources when needed.
KSTP: New Regions Hospital Cafeteria Open to Public Tuesday
Megan Remark, president and chief executive officer of Regions Hospital, discusses the hospital’s new cafeteria, Café 640, and its incorporation of better-for-you options.
The Wall Street Journal: Is an Annual Physical Necessary?
Beth Averbeck, MD, senior medical director at HealthPartners, comments on the importance of annual physicals and how HealthPartners is trying to engage patients during every clinic visit to assess their needs for preventative care.
KSTP: WHO: Zika Virus Likely to Spread Across Americas
Bo Malmin, MD, a Park Nicollet physician, comments about the recent Zika virus outbreak, its symptoms and steps to take if traveling to an affected country.
StarTribune: Counterpoint: Teamwork is the best medicine, not ‘autonomy’
Thomas Kottke, MD, cardiologist at HealthPartners, and Arthur Wineman, MD, family physician at HealthPartners, coauthored an article about doctor burnout, and what the key solutions are to address this growing concern.
The Wall Street Journal: Drugmakers Raise Prices Despite Criticisms
Mary Brainerd, chief executive officer of HealthPartners, and Rick Bruzek, vice president of pharmacy services at HealthPartners, comment on prescription price hikes.
St. Cloud Times: Resistant live can pose problem
Azhar Iqbal, MD, pediatrician at HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinic, weighs in on certain insecticides that may not work for the more resistant populations of lice following a study released by the American Chemical Society.
StarTribune: Wisconsin grant takes aim at shortage of doctors
Deb Rudquist, president and chief executive of Amery Medical Center, Andrew Dorwart, MD, medical director for HealthPartners St. Croix Valley, and Shannon Kojasoy, consultant at HealthPartners, discuss a new residency program, Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Rural Training Track, which is set to begin in 2018 at Methodist Hospital and will eventually expand to HealthPartners hospitals in western Wisconsin.