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Feds: Wisconsin nurse stole drugs from patients’ IV bags in Coon Rapids hospital [Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.]


Feb. 14For the second time in less than a week, a nurse has been charged with stealing painkillers meant for hospital patients.Maria Anne Mihalik, 27, of Superior, Wis., was named in a federal charge in an incident last May in which she allegedly entered patient rooms at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and took the […]

Minneapolis hospital says it was unaware of painkiller theft [Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.]


Feb. 11Hospitals have struggled for years with the occasional problem of health care workers stealing painkillers.But what makes a criminal case this week in Minneapolis unique, prosecutors say, is a patient suffered as the result."We’ve seen cases in which medical professionals have taken things from the narcotics box they’re not entitled to," said Hennepin County […]

Abbott: ‘We’re very sorry’ patient suffered [Star Tribune, Minneapolis]


Feb. 11Hospital officials said Thursday that they regret the suffering of a patient last fall, when a nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital allegedly stole his pain medicine before a routine kidney procedure.But they refused to draw any conclusions about what might have gone wrong, or why the procedure wouldn’t have been halted if the patient […]

Community education may shorten treatment time for heart attack patients


Systematic education in rural and suburban communities can significantly shorten onset to hospital arrival times for patients with chest pain, according to study findings to be presented Nov. 16 at the 2010 annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago.Time to treatment is the key determinant of outcome in patients with acute heart attacks, […]

Preventive heart drugs not being taken


Many patients at risk for heart disease are not taking preventive medications, U.S. researchers say.Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis said patients who have a number of cardiac risk factors were rarely on primary preventive medications when stricken with an acute heart attack."For those patients with known coronary artery […]

Heart attack patients often haven’t gotten preventive care [Star Tribune, Minneapolis]


Nov. 16In a study suggesting that many heart patients are not getting the care they need, University of Minnesota researchers have found that only about 10 percent of first-time heart attack patients at a Minneapolis hospital had received commonly recommended preventive treatments.Dr. Jay Cohn, a university cardiologist who led the study, said that up to […]

Strategic Healthcare Group to Provide Strategic Blood Management Services to 22 Hospitals in Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, Tennessee and Texas


Hospitals Improve Transfusion-Related Patient Outcomes, Lower Costs INDIANAPOLIS(BUSINESS WIRE) To improve blood transfusion-related patient outcomes, patient safety and blood management costs, 22 hospitals in five states have contracted to use the Strategic Blood ManagementTM system from Strategic Healthcare Group LLC (SHG). SHG will provide blood management services to the following five healthcare systems representing more […]

Researchers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital release new data on heart attack


Data detailed in ‘Results of a phase 1, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of bone marrow mononuclear stem cell administration in patients following ST-elevation myocardial infarction’ have been presented. "Initial clinical trials from Europe have demonstrated that the administration of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMCs) may improve left ventricular (LV) function in patients following ST-elevation myocardial […]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Symposium Features Neurological Problem Management


MINNEAPOLIS(BUSINESS WIRE) Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Neuroscience Institute and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Twin Cities Chapter invite physicians, nurses and other interested health care professionals to explore primary care management of patients with neurological problems. The 23nd annual Front Line Neurology Symposium includes current issues on these topics: ? Diagnosing cervical Z-joint pain ? […]

Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Presents Therapeutic Hypothermia Conference


Healthcare professionals are invited to ‘Miracle on Ice: Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest Patients’ September 9 and 10 in Minneapolis. The conference is devoted to the fundamentals of establishing and developing a cooling program and features Minneapolis physicians and other national experts (see also Hypothermia)."We’ve developed the key elements of a successful resuscitation program: an […]