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HealthPartners has been making headlines in several local and national media outlets.

May

Star Tribune: Methodist Hospital rethinks the gap-in-the-back hospital gown
Christa Getchell, president of the Park Nicollet Foundation, discusses Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital’s involvement in a six-month study to gauge whether high-end hospital gowns have an effect on patient satisfaction.
May 2, 2015

April

WCCO: Emojis, Exercise & Eating: Tips For Teaching Kids A Healthy Lifestyle
Betsy Schwartz, MD, Park Nicollet Clinic, explains the concept behind Camp 5210, which is designed to get kids on a healthy eating and lifestyle track.
April 29, 2015

Star Tribune Their messages change, but posters get enlisted in fight vs. STDs
A year after HealthPartners started a social media campaign to encourage young sexually active people to seek regular STD screenings, the Minnesota Department of Health reports screening numbers are still down. Andrew Zinkel, MD, HealthPartners, talks about the declining rates of screenings and the rise of disease in the state.
April 24, 2015

Pioneer Press Lakeview Hospital chief to head health system
Ted Wegleitner, president of Lakeview Hospital, will succeed Jeff Robertson to become chief executive officer of Lakeview Health System in June 2015.
April 21, 2015

KARE 11: Safe pitching practices to prevent pain
It’s baseball season! Heather Bergeson, MD, TRIA Orthopaedic Center, provides tips on preventing injuries in youth baseball.
April 14, 2015

March

Study: Vitamin D ineffective in lowering blood pressure
Cardiologist Tom Kottke, MD, discusses the effects of Vitamin D on high blood pressure – or lack thereof.
March 17, 2015

New Device Could Make CPR Easier, More Effective
R.J. Frascone, MD, explains the technique of a new CPR device designed and tested in the Twin Cities: The ResQ System.
March 15, 2015

February

St. Cloud Times: Program dares kids to give veggies, fruits a try
Dani Berg, a health and wellness coach at HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinic, shares more about how the yumPower program is encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
February 20, 2015

Kare 11: BearPower boosts healthy choices in White Bear Lake Schools
Get an inside look at an elementary school using BearPower to inspire kids to eat well and be active.
February 19, 2015

Pioneer Press: Editorial: A frame on which to build health care debate
Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners, weighs in on a Minnesota Business Partnership report about Minnesota’s health care performances.
February 18, 2015

Star Tribune: Opinion: A paradox of well-being
Charlie Fazio, MD, and Tom Kottke, MD, from HealthPartners discuss the challenge between rising health care costs and the investments into individuals’ well-being.
February 16, 2015

Star Tribune: Twin Cities hospitals are front line in treating Bakken burn victims
William Mohr, MD, Regions Hospital Burn Center, discusses oil burns and the increased number of patients they are treating since the North Dakota oil boom.
February 15, 2015

SmartBlogs: Leading through change: Fostering collaboration to promote innovation
Shaun Frost, MD, discusses HealthPartners work to improve health, the patient experience and affordability.
February 12, 2015

Pioneer Press: Minnesota: The big problem with MNsure? Hint: It's not website glitches
HealthPartners CEO and President, Mary Brainerd, discusses MNsure challenges and its future.
February 7, 2015

January

Star Tribune: Hospitals across the U.S. join exodus from sugary pop
Jean Weiler, of Hudson Hospital, discusses the hospital’s decision to stop selling sugar sweetened beverages.
January 31, 2015

KSTP: ‘Pregorexia’ and ‘Mommyrexia’, a Real Problem
Andrea Zuellig, PhD, psychologist at Park Nicollet’s Melrose Center, was interviewed about eating disorders among pregnant women.
January 29, 2015

Fox 9: INVESTIGATORS: Why rush hour air can hurt your health
Steve Smalley, MD, cardiologist from Regions Hospital, weighs in on recent research that shows heart health isn’t just affected by diet and exercise; the air you breathe may be cause for concern.
January 29, 2015

KARE 11: Regions offers free clinics on car.
seat use

With seven of 10 car seats used incorrectly, Regions Hospital’s Shonette Doggett discusses car seat safety and clinics that help educate parents.
January 26, 2015

Pioneer Press: Cottage Grove native’s medical career took him to war and to the White House
Joe Upzen, a physician assistant at Regions Hospital’s Emergency Department, discusses his career at Regions – and at the White House.
January 23, 2015

KSTP: New Regions Hospital helipad moves to roof, accommodates two helicopters
Regions Hospital’s President and CEO Megan Remark shares more about the hospital’s new helipad—the first in the Twin Cities to accommodate two helicopters.
January 15, 2015

FOX: Minnesota Doctors Call Attention to Frostbite
William Mohr, MD, medical director of Regions Hospital’s Burn Center, was interviewed about preventing and treating frostbite.
January 9, 2015

WCCO: Regions: Isabella & Aiden Top List of Popular Baby Names of 2014
Regions Hospital’s Birth Center announces its most popular baby names in 2014
January 5, 2015