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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s a new program at a Twin Cities Emergency Department that is a literal gamechanger, and a totally new way to deal with patients who come in for mental health crises. From the anxiousness of not knowing to then definitely knowing how bad the COVID-19 crisis was getting, to the disruptions of...
    A Minnesota man says his wife, who is in dire need of a kidney transplant, is being denied treatment because she is not vaccinated against COVID-19. Glenn Wilson transcribed an email from the M Health Fairview hospital system sent to transplant patients, describing its guidelines for those patients to receive a transplant. “We are writing...
    VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man credits a newly-available antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 with keeping him out of the hospital. Jeff Carlson, 61, is high risk for severe illness with COVID-19, and met the requirements to get the treatment due to his Type 1 diabetes. He did his best to avoid...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of people hospitalized in intensive care in Minnesota has reached the highest level yet during the coronavirus pandemic. The state is reporting a 98% occupancy rate in adult ICU beds when COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients are included. Nearly 350 people are receiving intensive care. READ MORE: How Minnesota Schools Are...
    Karin Johnson’s mother Dorothy, 86, often comes home singing from Martin Luther Adult Day Center in Bloomington. Dorothy, who has dementia, spends weekdays at the center in a program for seniors with memory problems or physical disabilities. It provides food, interaction, medication management and entertainment — all while giving participants’ caregivers a much-needed break. “She...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of mental health workers from M Health Fairview have overwhelmingly voted to unionize. On Tuesday, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota announced that 350 psych associates will join its union. Of the workers who voted in the election, 98% voted yes to join the union. According to SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, the main...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — At a time when more kids are getting sick, there are fewer pediatric hospital beds available to treat them. “It has been a long and draining ultramarathon for us,” said Dr. Rahul Koranne, CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association. READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Says Research Shows Booster Increases COVID-19 Protection Koranne...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two of Minnesota’s largest health care systems will now require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by fall. The Minneapolis-based companies both made announcements Monday, hours after the Minnesota Department of Health announced the state is seeing a rise in the average positivity rate, daily new cases per 100,000 and hospitalization numbers...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Nurses at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital are piloting a new program this spring, providing dates to patients and their families during the month of Ramadan. According to hospital officials breaking daily fasts with dates, which are the fruit of the date palm tree, is a Ramadan tradition. The dates will be...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There continues to be gaps in equitable vaccine distribution across the country, and in Minnesota. State officials and community partners are taking steps to close the gaps. M Health Fairview is working with people they call “cultural brokers.” “The pandemic hit everyone differently, especially my culture,” Lwepaw Kacher said. Kacher is a member...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It has been a trying year for Minnesota’s healthcare community, some who were faced with caring for the state’s sickest COVID patients. Some of Bethesda Hospital’s frontline workers recently told WCCO they were taking a break after what they’ve been through. READ MORE: ‘Incredibly Effective’ COVID-19 Treatment Available To Minnesotans Who Qualify...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota health care provider is trying to fill a lot of open COVID-19 vaccine appointments. M Health Fairview says they have thousands of vaccines to give to Minnesota seniors. They say they have open appointments for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for people 65 years old and older. (credit: Christopher Occhicone/Bloomberg via...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Volunteers have answered the call to help in the vaccination distribution process in a big way. When M Health Fairview asked for volunteers, more than 2,100 people responded, including Lisa Nasseff. “Because you feel so helpless during this pandemic, what can you do. Even if I make a little bit of difference,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The first Twin Cities baby of 2021 was born not too long after the clock struck midnight. M Health Fairview St. John’s in Maplewood welcomed John Robert Hennessey at 12:27 a.m. He weighs 6 pounds, 11 ounces. John Hennessey. (Credit: M Health Fairview) “He seems like a really laid back, relaxed little babe,”...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — M Health Fairview is giving back to the community this holiday season with a large donation to a Twin Cities food bank. On Monday, the health system announced that staff from M Health Fairview’s Woodwinds Hospital, St. John’s Hospital and St. Joseph Campus donated $100,000 to Second Harvest Heartland. “It’s...
    MinnPost photo by Corey AndersonCedar-Riverside, MinneapolisIt’s simple: When it comes to health and health care, many in Minnesota’s immigrant communities are left behind. Study after study points to language and cultural barriers, social determinants of health, and access to convenient and affordable health care as reasons health disparities in Minnesota are among the worst in...
            by Scott McClallen  Fairview Health Services announced changes Monday after experiencing widespread financial losses in 2020, partly from COVID-19. Fairview will consolidate 14 clinics in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin into its remaining clinic and primary care locations by the end of 2020. The following primary care clinic locations are closing effective...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis health care system says the coronavirus pandemic has caused deep operating losses, forcing it to close 16 clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin and reduce its workforce by 900 employees. Fairview Health also plans to shut down Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul that had been handling COVID-19 patients and transfer that...
    At MPR, Matt Sepic says, “Fairview Health Services said Monday it will close two hospitals in St. Paul as part of a major restructuring. Bethesda Hospital near the Capitol will be leased to Ramsey County to be used as a homeless shelter. St. Joseph’s downtown will become a ‘community hub for health and wellness.’ The...
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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fairview Health Services announced on Monday “important changes” being made during the COVID-19 pandemic, which include hundreds of positions eliminated and a reimagined St. Joseph Hospital. According to Fairview, the company lost $163 million in the first six months of 2020 amid the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacted and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Edina city officials say M Health Fairview Southdale was on lockdown Monday night as police searched for someone who shot a man in a hospital parking lot. Police were called to the hospital, located on the 6400 block of France Avenue South, at about 8:54 p.m. (credit: CBS) Officials say the victim...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Edina city officials say M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital is on lockdown as police search for a shooting suspect. Police were called to the hospital, located on the 6400 block of France Avenue South, at about 8:54 p.m. on reports of a shooting in one of the hospital’s parking lots. Officials say...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two M Health Fairview hospitals are now accepting donations of frozen mother’s milk as part of its partnership with the nonprofit Minnesota Milk Bank For Babies. Officials say the local organization has seen an increased interest in donating extra milk since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Donations are accepted at M Health Fairview’s...
    Do you now have or have you ever had the sniffles? At six statewide locations, M Health Fairview has rolled out a retail COVID-19 antibody test designed to determine if you’ve already had the virus. The antibody test, which requires a full blood draw, is a bit more involved than the more common nasal swab....
    At St. Joseph’s Hospital in downtown St. Paul, doctors colloquially call them “the phone booths,” but two private rooms that have been set aside as tele-medicine hubs for patients needing mental health and addiction therapy may represent the next frontier in remote treatment. Using computer screens and AmWell virtual meeting software, outpatient clients can hold...
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