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Allina Health nurses ratify new contract

By Associated Press  |  October 14, 2016

A majority of rank-and-file members of the Minnesota Nurses Association ratified the agreement Thursday, just days after Gov. Mark Dayton intervened and called both sides back to the bargaining table.

Allina nurses reach tentative contract agreement, end strike

Allina nurses reach tentative contract agreement, end strike

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 11, 2016

Thousands of Allina Health nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association labor union are ending a five-week strike after reaching a tentative agreement with the health system Tuesday on outstanding contract issues.

Two new categories added to awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 07, 2016

The young and the healthy. This year's Best Places to Work in Healthcare program includes two new award categories to spotlight those attributes of the workforces at the winning organizations.

Boom in free-standing emergency centers raises questions about regulation

By Harris Meyer  |  October 04, 2016

Free-standing EDs can turn away uninsured patients in emergency situations because they are not required by federal law to accept all patients regardless of ability to pay. The rise of these facilities has raised concerns about healthcare costs, access and quality of care.

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