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Each weekday, Minnesota Hospital Association members receive In the News, a compilation of health care-related media stories from state and national media such as Minnesota Public Radio and the New York Times. In the News is a way to keep members informed of what’s being reported related to health care, both positive and negative. Inclusion of an article does not indicate support for or opposition to an issue by MHA. 

If you would like to receive the In the News daily email, contact Sarah Bohnet, MHA visual communications specialist/division assistant, 651-603-3494.

In the News

February 17, 2020

Minnesota Public Radio
14 Americans taken off cruise ship and flown to U.S. test positive for coronavirus
Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm. The State Department said it was in
02/17/2020

St. Paul Pioneer Press
To keep money-losing St. Joseph’s open, Fairview wants help on mental health
Backing away from plans to close St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fairview Health now is searching for partners to improve outpatient services while maintaining critical beds for the mentally ill in downtown St. Paul. Leaders of
02/17/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Independent pharmacy in Minneapolis hopes to beat the odds
Elias Usso did something almost unheard of in today’s pharmacy world. He opened an independent pharmacy in Minneapolis at a time when large corporate chains control most of the market. He wants to care for patients in a
02/16/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minority employment surges since 2010 among worker-hungry Twin Cities employers
Ahmed Omar, 23, a Somali immigrant, was looking to earn a GED and get a job a few years ago. Peng Her, 34, a high school graduate from St. Paul, was a security guard, making $21 an hour after 10 years, but concerned it
02/16/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Twin Cities will be part of experiment with drones carrying human organs
Drones carrying human organs for transplants could be flying over the Twin Cities as soon as this fall as part of an experiment to see whether they can save crucial minutes. The LifeSource organ procurement agency for
02/15/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Woman's battle vs. chronic pain expands to Minnesota's opioid laws
Four heating pads covered Cammie LaValle’s legs, back and chest as she sat in a recliner one recent afternoon in her Farmington home. The shades were drawn and the lights were low. “I’m like a bat,” the 51-year-old said,
02/15/2020

Morrison County Record
Medical professionals share community’s opioid addiction success stories
In 2018, 2 million people in the United States were reported as having an opioid use disorder and 10.3 million people misused their opioid prescriptions, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
02/15/2020

St. Paul Pioneer Press
HealthPartners workers preparing to strike Feb. 19
Nurses, physician assistants and other caregivers in the union representing 1,800 HealthPartners workers are preparing for a week-long strike set to begin Feb. 19. The move follows a vote Feb. 6 in which 95 percent of the
02/15/2020

Winona Daily News
Winona Community HUB helps connect those in need with local services
Community organizations are working together in Winona to help area residents find the resources they need to live healthier lives with the help of the new Winona Community HUB. “It’s really ensuring that there’s not
02/14/2020

Minnesota Public Radio
How COVID-19 kills: The new coronavirus disease can take a deadly turn
More than 1,300 people, almost all in China, have now died from COVID-19 — the newly minted name for the coronavirus disease first identified in Wuhan, China, that has infected more than 55,000 people.
02/14/2020