HCMC in the News

Hennepin County Medical Center in the News
View recent medical stories from local and national media featuring experts from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Minnesota hospital wants to expand charitable program
Food Service Director magazine, 4/17/14; Bill Marks interviewed

HCMC plans $191M expansion to its downtown campus
Star Tribune, 4/14/14; Dr. Jon Pryor, Scott Wordelman quoted

HCMC plans $191M expansion
Finance & Commerce, 4/14/14; Dr. Jon Pryor quoted

HCMC plans $191M expansion
Business Journal, 4/14/14; Dr. Jon Pryor quoted

Interview: Struggling with PTSD
KSTP 5, 4/3/14; Dr. Denise Lucia interviewed live

City of Minneapolis considers ear plug ordinance
KSTP 5, 4/1/14; Dr. Janet Hansen interviewed

Police enforce laws, educate parents about car seat safety
NW Cable 12, 3/27/14; Julie Philbrook interviewed

E-cigarette poisonings on the rise
Hibbing Tribune, 3/26/14; Dr. Ben Orozco interviewed

Family and friends mourn the loss of 21-year-old Matt Heisler
WDAZ 8, 3/19/14

Lakeville man gives life in death
KARE 11, 3/19/14

Because Matt Heisler chose to donate, 60 people may benefit
WCCO 4, 3/19/14

Donated organs of UND student could help up to 60 patients
KSTP 5, 3/19/14

Latest e-cig fear: Poisoned kids
Star Tribune, 3/19/14; Stacey Bangh interviewed

Lakeville grad dies after fire near UND; housemate risked life to save him
Star Tribune, 3/18/14

E-cig poisoning cases on rise among children
KARE 11, 3/18/14; Dr. Ben Orozco interviewed

Jump in youth e-cigarette poisonings prompts state health warning
MPR, 3/18/14; Kirk Hughes interviewed

E-cigarette contents can cause poisoning
Fox 9, 3/18/14; Kirk Hughes interviewed

Oakdale neighbor donates kidney
Fox 9, 3/16/14; Dr. John Silkensen interviewed

Cold contributed to deaths of 26 in Minnesota
Star Tribune, 3/14/14; Dr. Nate Scott interviewed

Good Samaritan law essential
Star Tribune, 3/10/14; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

For Minnesotans with disabilities, this winter brings extra peril
Star Tribune, 3/5/14; Dr. Andrew Schmidt quoted

Electronic devices stealing kids’ sleep
KARE 11, 3/3/14; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

Restore long-term storage of newborn screening data
Star Tribune, 3/1/14; Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio and others commentary

Biopsy-based discard of donor kidneys may be misguided
Renal and Urology News, 2/26/14; Dr. Bertram Kasiske featured

Zohydro: FDA approves pain killer with 10 times the hydrocodone
Fox 9 News, 2/25/14; Dr. Charles Reznikoff interviewed

Heavy snowfall brings risk of injuries
WCCO 4, 2/20/14; Dr. Kartika Bhardwaj interviewed

HCMC doctor warns shoveling snow can trigger heart attacks
KSTP-5, 2/20/14; Dr. Bradley Bart interviewed

Another snowy day adds to a difficult winter
NW Cable 12, 2/20/14; Dr. Kartika Bhardwaj interviewed

Risk of stroke death higher for women
NW Cable 12, 2/18/14; Dr. Robert Taylor interviewed

At HCMC, a surprise drill in ER to deal with real emergencies
Star Tribune, 2/14/14; Dr. John Hick, Dr. Matt Rau interviewed

Health Check: HCMC Cancer Center
NW Cable 12, 2/11/14; Kelly Porter, RN interviewed

HCMC opens expanded Cancer Care Center
Business Journal, 2/11/14; Kelly Porter, RN quoted

Scared of needles? It’s because you’re wired differently
Star Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/11/14; Dr. Mark Linzer quoted

Run overby a train in Minneapolis, double amputee tells cautionary tale
Star Tribune, 2/9/14; Dr. Jon Krook quoted

Good Question: Why do we “twitch” when we start falling asleep?
WCCO 4, 2/7/14; Dr. Imran Khawaja answers

Pregnant and addicted: an awful burden to carry
MinnPost, 2/5/14; Dr. Virginia Lupo interviewed

Lung cancer screenings recommended for heavy smokers
WCCO 4, 2/5/14; Dr. Chip Truwit, Dr. Gopal Punjabi interviewed

Heroin addict speaks out about “epidemic”
Fox 9, 2/4/14; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

$99 lung cancer screenings for smokers at HCMC
Fox 9 News, 1/31/14; Dr. Chip Truwit, Dr. Gopal Punjabi interviewed

Champlin man rescued from burning car
WCCO 4, 1/30/14

Hearty Minnesotan with frostbite warns others
KARE 11, 1/28/14; Dr. Anne Lambert interviewed

Minnesota poised for coldest winter in 33 years
CBS News, 1/23/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Minnesota patient safety has improved over the past decade
KARE 11, 1/23/14; Lori Johnson interviewed

Minnesota medical mistakes down, and up
Star Tribune, 1/23/13; photo of Dr. Jackie Geissler

Student donates kidney to Minneapolis cop
WCCO 4, 1/18/14

Cutting-edge technology in Metro helps limit antibiotics doctors prescribe
KSTP 5, 1/14/14; Dr. David Williams interviewed

Docs ready for wave of new MNsure patients
Star Tribune, 1/12/13; Anthony Yanni quoted

Esme Murphy Show: Sleep APP-nea
WCCO Radio, 1/11/14; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

Deaths, spike in frostbite cases follow Twin Cities’ frigid weather
Star Tribune, 1/9/14; Christine Hill quoted

Polar blast grips the US as bitterly cold temps spread south
euronews, 1/7/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Minnesota braces for brutal cold, icy temps
Star Tribune, 1/7/14; Dr. Ryan Fey quoted

Frostbite 101: Record number of cases in 2014
Fox 9 News, 1/6/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Icy gusts spread winter pain across the Midwest
Vancouver Sun (AP), 1/6/14; Dr. Douglas Brunette interviewed

Gone with the wind chill: gusts spread winter pain
AZ Family News (AP), 1/6/14; Dr. Douglas Brunette interviewed

Frostbite: How to prevent it and recognize it
Star Tribune, 1/5/14; Dr. Jon Gayken interviewed

Experts warn of frostbite, dead batteries in cold
Erie Times News (AP), 1/4/14; Dr. Brian Mahoney interviewed

Everyone accounted for after Minneapolis fire, officials say
Star Tribune, 1/3/14

Explosion survivors share their experiences
KARE 11, 1/3/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Cedar Ave. explosion victims tell their stories
Fox 9, 1/3/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

2nd body found, Mpls apartment survivors tell their stories
MN Daily, 1/3/14

Cedar-Riverside fire survivors recount harrowing moments
MPR, 1/3/14

Survivors of Mpls building explosion talk about escape
KSTP 5, 1/3/14

Minneapolis fire: survivors tell of escape, second victim found
Pioneer Press, 1/3/14

New accounts from survivors of New Year’s Day fire emerge
Star Tribune, 1/3/14

A long road ahead for victims of apartment fire
WCCO Radio,  1/3/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Health Check: Frostbite cases up at HCMC
NW Cable 12 TV, 12/31/14; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Police ready to help celebrators stay safe on NYE
WCCO 4, 12/30/13; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Aging but Dangerous – Sizzle
KLBB, 12/21/13; Dr. Meghan Walsh interviewed

Medical resident in Onamia
Mille Lacs Messenger, 12/20/13; Dr. Chandra Cherukuri quoted

Walter Chesley joins HCMC
Business Journal, 12/18/13

Don’t be left out in the cold!
Hibbing Daily Tribune, 12/18/13; Dr. David Plummer quoted

U freshman found dead on riverbank near Stone Arch Bridge
Star Tribune, 12/16/13; Dr. Brian Mahoney interviewed

Anoka High School grad new Trauma Director at HCMC
ABC Newspaper, 12/14/13; Dr. Chad Richardson interviewed

Deep freeze: Dress to avoid dangerous frostbite
Fox 9, 12/5/13; Dr. Anne Lambert interviewed

A new disorder plaguing teens: sleep texting
Star Tribune, 12/5/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan quoted

Snow keeps metro-area emergency departments busy
KSTP 5, 12/4/13

HCMC nurse sworn in for active duty by officers, colleagues
KSTP 5, 12/3/13; Melissa Conner, RN interviewed

HCMC ER nurse trading scrubs for Air Force uniform
WCCO 4, 12/3/13; Melissa Conner, RN, Kristi Roers, RN, Michelle Lambert, RN interviewed

Homeless youth Thanksgiving in downtown Minneapolis
Fox 9 News, 11/29/13

Dassel-Cokato linebacker thankful to be alive after brain injury
Star Tribune, 11/28/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu quoted

A Beautiful World
MPR, 11/28/13; HCMC patient, and homeless youth dinner featured

Thanksgiving dinner for homeless youth
KSTP 5, 11/27/13

Minnesota hospitals train to prevent, react to violence
Star Tribune, 11/21/13; Dr. Jeffrey Ho, Michael Cole, William Leon interviewed

Good Samaritan helps rescue fisherman
KSTP 5, 11/19/13; Dr. Douglas Brunette interviewed

Pediatricians recommend putting kids on healthy “media diet”
Moms Everyday, 11/11/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan quoted

Drunk driver’s crash victim travels long road to recovery
Fox 9, 11/10/13; Dr. Patrick Yoon, Dr. David Templeman interviewed

The sky-blue pressure chamber of yore
Stubble Magazine, 11/9/13; Steve Omodt interviewed

Hunter chooses euthanasia
WCCO Radio, 11/8/13; lead ethics consultant Ann Russel interviewed

Full circle: Former HCMC burn unit patient becomes doctor
Fox 9, 11/7/13; Dr. Jon Gayken, Dr. George Peltier, Margaret Brunner interviewed

Did you remember to change your clock?
WCCO Radio, 11/2/13; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

Kidney Sisters
Women’s Press, 11/1/13

Racquetball hall-of-famer just thankful to be alive
Rochester Post-Bulletin, 10/30/13; Dr. Fouad Bachour interviewed

Halloween health concerns loom around holiday
KARE 11, 10/29/13; Dr. Becky Gardner interviewed

Trick or treat tip: Don’t bite the glow stick!
Star Tribune, 10/29/13; Hennepin Regional Poison Control System

Strategies to reduce cost, improve care for high-utilizing Medicaid patients
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., 10/28/13

6 ways parents can give kids a “healthy media diet”
CBC, 10/28/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan quoted

Help children manage media use, doctors say
HealthDay, 10/28/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan quoted

Pediatricians set limits on kids’ media time
Wall Street Journal, 10/28/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan quoted

Children need a healthy “media diet” 
National Monitor, 10/29/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan quoted

Minn. hospitals, clinics prepare ahead of Affordable Care Act
KSTP 5, 10/22/13; Dr. Bill Heegaard interviewed

Affordable Care Act could magnify shortage of doctors
KSTP 5, 10/21/13; Dr. Meghan Walsh interviewed

Hospitals brace for more ER visits due to health care reform
KSTP 5, 10/20/13; Dr. Bill Heegaard interviewed

Why I left medicine: a burnt-our doctor’s decision to quit
National Public Radio, 10/18/13; Dr. Mark Linzer interviewed

Face Time: Dr. Jon Pryor
MSP Business Journal, 10/18/13; Dr. Jon Pryor interviewed

5 Ways to wake up amid Daylight Saving Time slump
Fox 9, 10/15/13; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

Investigators: Overdose Antidote
Fox 9, 10/10/13; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

HCMC excited for new pediatric ICU
Star Tribune, 10/9/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu and Julie Curti interviewed

PBS documentary explores brain injuries in NFL
MPR, 10/9/13; Dr. Brionn Tonkin interviewed

HCMC opens new pediatric unit
KSTP 5, 10/9/13

Plymouth woman 9-year breast cancer survivor
NW Cable 12, 10/7/13; Dr. Natarajan Raman interviewed

HCMC’s new Spiritual Care Center designed for all beliefs (subscription)
Finance & Commerce, 10/7/13; Suzanne Owens-Pike quoted

Problems using MNsure? Officials urge patience
MPR, 10/3/13; Anthony Yanni interviewed

Decades-old hyperbaric chamber on view during demolition
Star Tribune, 10/2/1

With a few glitches, MNsure goes live
MPR, 10/2/13; Anthony Yanni interviewed

Drinking while pregnant: Economist, doctors debate
MPR, 10/2/13; Dr. Virginia Lupo interviewed

Pharmacists: the solutions to expanding clinical services
Pharmacy Today, 10/1/13; Bruce Thompson interviewed

Concussion in youth
MN Healthcare News, 10/1/13; by Drs. Brionn Tonkin, Armantina Espinosa

Jordana Green Show: Can we use sleep to get over phobias?
WCCO Radio, 9/25/13; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

New HCMC leader looks to improve systems, care and cost
Star Tribune, 9/20/13; Dr. Jon Pryor interviewed

Jordana Green Show: Insomnia
WCCO Radio, 9/19/13; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

SIDS cases spike in Brooklyn Center
NW Cable 12 News, 9/18/13; Dr. Marjorie Hogan interviewed

Quick thinking, fast actions of coaches and EMTs likely improved outcome for Nelson
Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch, 9/16/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu interviewed

Doctor commends Dassel-Cokato coaches for recognizing injury
Fox 9 News, 9/10/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu interviewed

Cub Foods hands out pill bottles of candy at parade
KARE 11, 9/9/13; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

Doctor commends Dassel-Cokato coaches for recognizing injury
Fox 9, 9/9/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu interviewed

Club drug, “Molly” an emerging problem in Twin Cities
MPR, 9/9/13; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Dassel-Cokato football player in serious shape after head injury
Pioneer Press, 9/8/13; Dr. Brionn Tonkin quoted

Dassel-Cokato football player improving
Star Tribune, 9/8/13

Minn. football player, 16, recovering after brain injury
WCCO 4, 9/8/13

Prep football player recovers after severe head injury
KARE 11, 9/8/13

High school football player recovering after brain injury
KSTP 5, 9/8/13

Molly, new illegal drug, begins to infiltrate Twin Cities
MinnPost, 9/6/13; Dr. Ben Orozco interviewed

Minnetonka could get a new medical clinic, emergency facility
Sun-Sailor (Minnetonka), 9/5/13; Scott Wordelman quoted

HCMC – Historic leaders and innovators in adult and pediatric trauma
MD News, 9/1/13; Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, Dr. Andrew Kiragu, Sherrie Murphy and Julie Curti quoted

End of life care
MN Physician, 9/1/13;by Drs. Martha McCusker, Jeffrey Rubins

Marine Corps League, Delta, nurses send family to sick soldier
Fox 9, 8/28/13; Lynnea Forseth interviewed

Most medications okay while breastfeeding
KAAL TV, 8/26/13; Dr. Dana Barr interviewed

Local tie to new Wall of Heroes
Hutchinson Leader, 8/20/13

HCMC Wall of Heroes for donors, survivors has Rosemount connection
Rosemount Patch, 8/19/13

Back to school means changing kid’s sleep schedules
NW Cable 12, 8/13/13; Dr. Imran Khawaja interviewed

Tevlin: She drives Children’s Literacy Program at HCMC
Star Tribune, 8/11/13; Lynne Burke interviewed

Coalition seeks “Good Samaritan” law to prevent overdose deaths
MPR, 8/8/13; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Good Question: How often should mattresses be changed?
WCCO 4, 8/5/13; Dr. John Sweet interviewed

Physician well-being: a powerful way to improve the patient experience
Physicians Executive Journal, July/August 2013; Dr. Mark Linzer interviewed

Lessons in kids safety
MN Sun Post, 7/27/13; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Family remembers 2-year-old Corcoran boy killed in crash
KSTP 5, 7/27/13; Robert Ball interviewed

Minneapolis boy’s fall from window stokes parents’ fears, neighbors’ tensions
MPR, 7/23/13; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Psychiatric Emergency Room a ‘bottleneck’ for mental health care
MPR, 7/23/13; Dr. Kathleen Heaney interviewed

Six things I wish I’d known when I became a doctor
MPR, 7/19/13; Dr. Meghan Walsh interviewed

Family warns of invisible boating danger: carbon monoxide
WCCO 4, 7/19/13; Dr. Cher Adkinson interviewed

Delivering large babies
WCCO Radio, 7/15/13; Dr. Virginia Lupo interviewed

Family warns of hidden danger while boating
KARE 11, 7/11/13; Dr. Cheryl Adkinson interviewed

Smoking alcohol: a dangerous new trend
KSTP 5, 7/9/13; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Prescription painkiller abuse
KSTP 5, 7/3/13; live interview with Dr. Gavin Bart

New weight worry: low-income boys
Star Tribune, 7/3/13; Dr. Eileen Crespo interviewed

Water safety reminders for your summer adventures
KARE 11, 7/2/13; Julie Philbrook interviewed

Artist in Residence
Minnesota Medicine, 7/1/13; Wenda Ballinger interviewed

Prostate Cancer Survivor: we need to speak up about a silent disease
Star Tribune, 6/29/13; Dr. Natarajan Raman interviewed

HCMC wins award for reducing emergency dept. visits by a third
Star Tribune, 6/22/13; Dr. Paul Johnson quoted

HCMC recognized nationally for preventative care program
KSTP 5, 6/21/13; Josh Horn, RN interviewed

AMA dubs obesity a disease
Fox 9, 6/19/13; Dr. Guilford Hartley interviewed

Special feature: an interview with Dr. Andrew Kiragu
MDH, 6/20/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu interviewed

How to tell if a child is malnourished
KSTP 5, 6/17/13; Dr. Diana Cutts interviewed

Derek Boogaard’s death shows how easily patients can get addictive pills
Star Tribune, 6/17/13; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Are marathoners running into heart trouble? 
Star Tribune, 6/16/13; Dr. Bradley Bart interviewed

HIV prevention at HCMC
WCCO Radio, 6/13/13; Dr. Keith Henry interviewed

Expert weighs in after baby dies in car
WCCO 4, 6/12/13; Julie Philbrook interviewed

Heroin at Home
TPT 2, 6/11/13; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Playground injury prevention
NW Cable 12, 6/11/13; Julie Philbrook interviewed

Web extra: Trauma Prevention Specialist talks summer safety
KSTP 5, 6/4/13; Julie Philbrook interviewed

Success difficult for organizations honoring the missing
KSTP 5, 6/3/13; Dr. Danielle Potokar interviewed

Tips to keep kids safe at the playground
KSTP 5, 6/3/13; Julie Philbrook interviewed

Caffeine withdrawal: symptoms classified as mental disorder
Fox 9, 6/3/13; Dr. Anne Marie Pylkas interviewed

Sharon Jones cancels Basilica Block party show after cancer diagnosis
Fox 9, 6/3/13; Dr. Hernando Gonzalez interviewed

Mother-Baby Program offers mental health services
MD News, 6/1/13; Dr. Helen Kim interviewed

No lotus position needed: Neuroscience pushes meditation into mainstream
Star Tribune, 5/30/13; Dr. Selma Sroka interviewed

American Indian student volunteers fill need at HCMC
Star Tribune, 5/30/13; Aida Strom interviewed

Plymouth company helps hospitals get cash for old equipment
Star Tribune, 5/25/13; Matthew Werder interviewed

Can HIV medications kill?
KAAL TV, 5/22/13; Dr. Keith Henry interviewed

Tips for tackling “thunderphobia”
Fox 9, 5/21/13; Psychologist Amelia Versland interviewed

Health Check: Spring allergy season kicks into high gear
NW Cable 12, 5/21/13; Dr. Melody Mendiola interviewed

In a year, Hennepin Health improves care for the poor, keeps costs down
Star Tribune, 5/18/13; photos from HCMC Dentistry Clinic

Bug season: mosquito control sprays as ticks emerge in MN
Fox 9, 5/9/13; Dr. Dean Tsukayama interviewed

Frank Vascellaro, a snorer in denial, undergoes sleep study
WCCO 4, 5/6/13; Dr. Michelle LeClaire interviewed

FDA warns migraine medicine Depakote may lower child’s IQ
Fox 9, 5/6/13; Dr. Virginia Lupo interviewed

Planning for a resource shortfall
Physician’s Weekly, 5/1/13; Dr. John Hick interviewed

Richfield firefighters help save downed paramedic
Richfield Patch, 4/25/13

Firefighters recognized for rescue
Fox 9, 4/23/13

HCMC to open new clinic in suburban shopping center
Business Journal, 4/22/13; Tom Hayes interviewed

Cinnamon challenge: Doctors warn lung damage is no joke
Fox 9, 4/22/13; Dr. David Roberts interviewed

Firms take a business approach to hunger
Star Tribune, 4/21/13; Dr. Diana Cutts quoted

At least 14 amputees are among wounded in Boston attack
USA Today, 4/18/13; Dr. Andrew Schmidt interviewed

Orthopaedic Trauma Association names Dr. Andrew Schmidt president
Becker’s ASC Review, 4/17/13

HCMC supports mom, infant health
MPR, 4/15/13; Dr. Helen Kim interviewed

HCMC offers mom “safety net” when it’s not just the “baby blues”
Star Tribune, 4/15/13; Dr. Helen Kim, Jesse Kuendig interviewed

Minnesotans weary of winter
Fox 9, 4/11/13; Dr. Gautam Shroff interviewed

Tips for dealing with “heart attack” snow
WCCO 4, 4/10/13; Dr. Steven Goldsmith interviewed

Synthetic drug use, far from gone away
Pioneer Press, 4/6/13; Debbie Anderson interviewed

St. Paul girl, 5, honored for role in saving teen from house fire
Pioneer Press, 4/2/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu interviewed

St. Paul woman thanks rescuers who saved daughters life in a blaze
Star Tribune, 4/2/13; Dr. Andrew Kiragu quoted

Patrick Yoon, MD recognized as 2013 Community Caregiver
Minnesota Physician Magazine, 4/1/13; Dr. Patrick Yoon interviewed

Hennepin paramedic’s life was saved by the CPR he teaches
Star Tribune, 3/20/13; Wayne Schneider, Greg Booth, Robert Ball interviewed

Extended winter is clouding Minnesotans’ mood
Star Tribune, 3/19/13; Dr. Eduardo Colon interviewed

Watch out for that ice
WCCO 4, 3/18/13

Paramedic brought back to life after losing pulse for an hour
KSTP-5, 3/18/13; Wayne Schneider, Jordan Wardell, Greg Booth interviewed

The human touch in medicine
Star Tribune, 3/16/13

Susan Olson joins HCMC
Business Journal, 3/14/13

Friday Roundtable: the costs of medical care
MPR, 3/8/13; Dr. Meghan Walsh, panelist

Rested and Ready! Getting better sleep
KARE 11; 3/7/13; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann interviewed

Discover the science behind shuteye
Prospectus, 3/7/13; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann interviewed

Souhan: A hockey hit that changed Duffy Fallon’s life
Star Tribune, 3/6/13; Dr. Sarah Rockswold interviewed

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured
KSTP 5; 3/4/13; Dr. Keith Henry interviewed via phone

Police get medical training in high-pressure situations
KSTP 5, 2/27/13; Dr. Jeff Ho and Rob Snyder interviewed

Power LOAD cot reduces injuries to paramedics, patients
KSTP 5, 2/23/13; Chad Dotzler interviewed

HCMC works to reduce injuries on the slopes
KSTP 5, 2/23/13; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Many HCMC patients lack housing security
Downtown Journal, 2/21/13; Dr. Diana Cutts quoted

Brooklyn Park Clinic has lowest C-section rate
NW Cable 12 News, 2/20/13; Kaydi Novack, CNM

C-section rates in Minnesota vary dramatically
Star Tribune, 2/20/13; Brooklyn Park Clinic mentioned

Lunch-bill aid fills an essential need
Star Tribune, 2/19/13; Dr. Diana Cutts quoted

Cavities still chronic Minnesota childhood disease
KSTP-5, 2/19/13; Dr. Patricia Tarren interviewed

New Chief Executive Officer has roots at HCMC
Hennepin County, 2/15/13; Dr. Jon Pryor quoted

Doctor joins Hennepin County Medical Center
The Doings/Oak Brook, 2/14/13; Dr. Gaurav Guliani mentioned

Adderall: The Get-Ahead Drug
SELF Magazine, 2/13/13; Dr. Paul Marshall quoted

HCMC names Wisconsin med exec CEO
Business Journal, 2/12/13; Dr. Jon Pryor quoted

Freezing rain leads to increased slips, injuries
WCCO 4, 1/29/13; Dr. William Heegaard interviewed

Experts weigh in on natural cold and flu remedies
NW Cable 12 TV, 1/29/13; Kristin Fischer interviewed

Cervical cancer awareness month
KARE 11, 1/25/13; Dr. Brad Linzie interviewed

Frostbite sets in fast in frigid temperatures
Fox 9 News, 1/22/13; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Frostbite 101
Star Tribune, 1/21/13

New Hope man tells tale of frostbite survival
NW Cable 12 News, 1/18/13; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

John Williams show: The flu
WCCO Radio, 1/17/13; Dr. David Hilden interviewed

HCMC’s Simulation Center tests doctors, nurses
NW Cable 12 News, 1/15/13; Gene Streck interviewed

Doctors busy treating frostbite at Hennepin County Medical Center
KSTP-5, 1/15/13; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Bicyclist says finding woman stranded in car was “fate”
KARE 11, 1/14/13

Hero wants to hug crash survivor
Fox 9, 1/14/13

Woman recovering after being trapped in her car for 18 hours
KSTP-5, 1/14/13; Dr. Anne Lambert interviewed

Woman who spent night in car recovering
WCCO 4, 1/14/13

Trapped in her car for 18 hours, Centerville woman prayed for help
Star Tribune, 1/14/13; Dr. Anne Lambert interviewed

Hennepin County paramedics protect themselves from flu
WCCO 4, 1/12/13; Kyle Koelln interviewed

Deaths increase, misery mounts as flu sweeps the nation
USA Today, 1/10/13; Dr. John Hick interviewed

FDA orders makers of sleeping pills to cut dosage for women
WCCO 4, 1/10/13; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann interviewed

Woman has surprise delivery at Brooklyn Park Clinic
NW Cable 12 News, 1/10/13

Woman delivers baby during clinic visit
KARE 11, 1/9/13

With bad flu season, can Tamiflu help?
KARE 11, 1/7/13; Dr. Melody Mendiola interviewed

New HCMC Simulation Center
KSTP-5, 1/5/13; Lisa Fitzgerald-Swenson interviewed live

Flu cases on the rise
NW Cable 12 News, 1/4/13; Dr. Kartika Bhardwaj interviewed

Event promotes helmets for winter athletes
MPR, 12/28/12; John Price interviewed

Health beat: hospitals begin “save this brain” campaign
Star Tribune, 12/28/12; Mary Bensman quoted

Lithium batteries in gifts pose health threat
MPR, 12/26/12; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Medical Education at HCMC
MD News, December 2012; Dr. Michael Belzer, Dr. Meghan Walsh interviewed

Coon Rapids man joins emergency department at HCMC
ABC Newspapers, 12/18/12

Santa visits boy fighting brain cancer at HCMC
WCCO 4 News, 12/17/12

HCMC’s Brooklyn Park Clinic’s 2-year anniversary
NW Cable 12 News, 12/12/12; Dr. Lowell Stoltzfus, Brenda Kennelly interviewed

Twin Cities paramedics find job tougher after winter blast
KARE 11, 12/11/12; Doug Gesme interviewed

Storm’s aftermath causes headaches for drivers, injuries for walkers
WCCO 4, 12/10/12; Dr. David Plummer interviewed

Heavy snow brings health risks, warnings
KARE 11, 12/10/12; Robert Ball interviewed

MDH analyzes medical record security
KSTP 5, 12/7/12; Kari Myrold interviewed

Marijuana use not a cut-and-dried issue
East Central Minnesota Post-Review, 12/5/12; Dr. Charlie Reznikoff quoted

Stillwater native joins HCMC pediatrics department
Stillwater Gazette, 11/28/12; Dr. Gretchen Voge

Not common, lupus can be deadly
KARE 11, 11/26/12; Dr. Barbara Segal interviewed

Fighting office germs
Star Tribune, 11/19/12; Dr. Melody Mendiola interviewed

Gas fireplaces are inviting but present danger
KSTP-5, 11/18/12; Dr. George Peltier interviewed

Web extra: CPR demonstration
KSTP-5, 11/16/12; Rob Snyder interviewed

Fasting may not be needed for cholesterol test
KARE 11, 11/13/12; Dr. Bradley Bart interviewed

Jack Jablonski wins Courage in Sports award
CBS/WCCO 4, 11/11/12; HCMC mentioned

Duluth Ice Arena evacuated due to high levels of carbon monoxide
KSTP-5, 11/8/12; Debbie Anderson, Poison Center, interviewed

Ultrafiltration fails in acute HF patients
MedPage Today, 11/6/12; Dr. Bradley Bart quoted

Ultrafiltration fails to show benefit in acute heart failure
Forbes, 11/6/12; Dr. Bradley Bart quoted

On the path to ACOs
Minnesota Medicine, 11/1/12; Dr. Mark Linzer interviewed

Minnesotans answer Boston’s call for help
Star Tribune, 10/28/12; Chris Kummer quoted

HCMC clinics sprouting all over
Business Journal, 10/26/12; Tim Harlin quoted

FDA investigates Monster Energy Drinks linked to 5 deaths 
Fox 9 News, 10/23/12; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

A third of working risk pay or job loss when child gets sick, survey says
MinnPost, 10/23/12; Raegan Sipe, RN quoted

Halloween contacts can cause health horrors
WCCO 4 News, 10/19/12; Dr. Aaron Nathenson interviewed

A brighter home for the treatment of the mentally ill
MPR/10/18/12; John Gray interviewed

Safety-Net hospitals brace for cut to federal subsidies
Kaiser Health News, 10/14/12; Mike Harristhal interviewed

Breastfeeding after cancer
The Grio/NBC News, 10/11/12; Dr. Virginia Lupo quoted

Safety Net hospitals brace for potential cuts
MPR, 10/9/12;  Michael Harristhal, Rachel Kass interviewed

Out of the pollen, into the dust mites
Star Tribune, 10/9/12; Dr. Jon Sweet interviewed

Doctor stopped Twin Cities 10 mile bid to save collapsed runner
Fox 9 News, 10/8/12; Dr. Carl Dean interviewed

Teen hit by car in graphic video has message for bicyclists
WCCO 4 News, 9/27/12; Dr. Andrew Kiragu, Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Patient experience rallies inspire behavior change
NAPH, 9/24/12; Sheila Moroney quoted

Former patient says methodone was just another addiction
Duluth News-Tribune, 9/23/12; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

U professor studies young athletes’ eating habits
MN Daily, 9/20/12; Megan Thomas quotes

Speedway trip had lightning finish
Star Tribune, 9/18/12; Dr. Ryan Fey quoted

Study links ibuprofen, acetaminophen to hearing loss
KARE 11 News, 9/13/12; Dr. Robert Maisel interviewed

Acupuncture advocate: results are better than placebos
Fox 9 News, 9/11/12; Pat Culliton interviewed

Blue Cross ad aims to fight obesity by targeting parents
WCCO 4 News, 9/10/12; Rachel Newby interviewed

HCMC is first metro hospital to go paperless
Business Journal, 9/10/12; Joanne Sunquist quoted

HIMSS Analytics recognizes HCMC with Stage 7 Award
HIMSS Analytics, 9/10/12; Joanne Sunquist quoted

3-year-old Prior Lake girl survives radiation injury 
KARE 11 News, 9/6/12; Dr. Cheryl Adkinson interviewed

Doctors recommend flu vaccines as school starts
Fox 9 News, 9/4/12; Dr. Stacene Maroushek interviewed

Sleep is critical for kids before school
WCCO 4 News, 8/27/12; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann interviewed

Healthier food for your children can make them healthier and smarter
The Washington Times, 8/25/12; Dr. Diana Cutts quoted

New Richmond nurse hired at HCMC
New Richmond News, 8/25/12; Dana Langness

9-year-old honored for saving sister’s life
WCCO 4, 8/20/12; Tom Polzin interviewed

Minneapolis kid honored as 911 hero
KARE 11, 8/20/12; Tom Polzin interviewed

St. Paul teen’s death might be first in the area linked to codeine mix
Star Tribune, 8/8/12; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

35W bridge collapse survivor signs book at HCMC today
KSTP 5, 8/1/12

5 years since 35W bridge collapse
Fox 9, 8/1/12

Bridge collapse victims reflect on tragedy and loss
WCCO 4, 8/1/12

Good Question: How do we remember big events so vividly?
WCCO 4, 8/1/12; Dr. Eduardo Colon interviewed

Science could explain 7 babies born to 7 mothers in 7 months
KSTP-5, 7/30/12; Dr. Virginia Lupo interviewed

Unrelenting heat can wither your meds, too
Star Tribune, 7/22/12; Ann Brigino interviewed

No reason to delay getting hearing aids
Star Tribune, 7/17/12; Janet Hansen interviewed

Hunger games: Congress targets food assistance for the most vulnerable
The Pumphandle, 7/13/12; Dr. Diana Cutts interviewed

Drowning prevention strategies for parents
KSTP-5, 7/15/12; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Major heroin ring dismantled after 15-month investigation
WCCO 4 News, 7/12/12; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Should Minnesota make opiate OD antidote Narcan more available?
MPR, 7/10/12; Dr. Gavin Bart interviewed

Study: Kids raised with pets are healthier
Fox 9 News, 7/9/12; Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio interviewed

Mpls. barista recovering, police search for hit-and-run driver
KARE 11, 7/7/12

Noise may add to heart attack risk
Star Tribune, 7/4/12; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann quoted

Heat exhaustion cases on the rise
KARE 11, 7/3/12; Oriana Beaudet, RN interviewed

Dangerous heat expected through July 4
MPR, 7/3/12; Mary Woodley-Douglas, RN interviewed

Warm days can create dangerously hot surfaces
KAAL TV (Rochester), 7/3/12; Dr. Ryan Fey interviewed

Heat and humidity making it tough to stay hydrated
KARE 11, 7/2/12; Mary Woodley-Douglas, RN interviewed

Overnight rain gives Twin Cities brief respite from heat
Star Tribune, 7/3/12; Mary Woodley-Douglas, RN quoted

Heat safety
Fox 9, 7/2/12; Dr. Brian Mahoney interviewed

Minnesota health policy makers face many “fine-print” decisions, tight deadline
Minnesota Public Radio, 6/29/12; Mike Harristhal interviewed

Assessment helps save Mound resident
Waconia Patriot, 6/22/12; Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez quoted

FDA approves weight-loss drug
Fox 9 News, 6/27/12;  Dr. Guilford Hartley interviewed

Sleep violence: a real danger, little understood
Scientific American, 6/14/12; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann quoted

Medicaid numbers spike in Minnesota
Star Tribune, 6/13/12; photo taken in Coordinated Care Clinic

Nocturnal wanderings
UMNews, 6/12/12; Dr. Mark Mahowald interviewed

Doctor discusses bath salt incidents, effects
Fox 9 News, 6/5/12; Dr. Ben Orozco interviewed

What can infection lead to? Doctors issue warning
WCCO 4 News, 6/5/12; Dr. Mark Sprenkle interviewed

Twin Cities hospitals quickly respond to heart attack patients
KSTP-5 News, 6/5/12; Dr. Brian Mahoney interviewed

Bikers be aware: Ride defensively
Star Tribune, 6/1/12; Julie Philbrook, RN quoted

Heart attack victim, doctor stress importance of CPR
WCCO 4 News, 5/31/12; Dr. Joanna Moore interviewed

Deer tick season arrives early
WCCO Radio, 5/30/12; Dr. David Hilden interviewed

New hyperbaric chamber among the most advanced in U.S.
Cable 12 News, 5/24/12; Dr. Cher Adkinson interviewed

Warning: New laundry detergent looks like candy to kids
KSTP-5 News, 5/24/12; Dr. Ben Orozco interviewed

HCMC replaces 1960s-era hyperbaric chamber
Star Tribune, 5/23/12; Dr. Cheryl Adkinson, Dr. Bjorn Westgaard quoted

A tablet PC made for emergencies
Star Tribune, 5/19/12; Robert Ball quoted

The new study buddy
Northland News Center, 5/18/12; Dr. Paul Marshall interviewed

Sleepwalking more common than once thought
KARE 11 News, 5/15/12; Dr. Mark Mahowald interviewed

Is the Twin Cities Metro Area prepared for a storm?
MPR, 5/15/12; Mark Lappe interviewed

ERs see increase in cases of kids swallowing button batteries
KSTP-5, 5/14/12; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

Window falls
KSTP-5, 5/13/12; Julie Philbrook interviewed

Work-life balance for hospitalists a people issue, not a women’s issue
The Hospitalist, 5/9/12; Dr. Mark Linzer quoted

Expert to parents: secure window screens
Minnesota Public Radio, 5/2/12; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

Hennepin County Medical Center’s new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine
MD News, 5/1/12; Dr. Cheryl Adkinson quoted

Minneapolis students fed up with being underfed at lunch
WCCO 4 News, 4/30/12; Megan Thomas interviewed

Doc discusses teen diabetes, prevention
Fox 9 News, 4/30/12; Dr. Julia Joseph-DiCaprio interviewed

New sunscreen label rules debut in June
Fox 9 News, 4/23/12; Dr. Bruce Bart interviewed

Preventing kids’ sports injuries
KSTP 5 News, 4/22/12; Julie Philbrook, RN interviewed

State funds for medical training in limbo
Minnesota Public Radio, 4/16/12; Dr. Michael Belzer interviewed

EDs grapple with surging demands from patients with dental problems
Dentistry IQ, 5/1/12; Dr. Mary Seieroe quoted

Chew on this: Wrigley rolls out caffeinated gum
Star Tribune, 4/15/13; Dr. Julia Joseph-DiCaprio interviewed

Tough choices on your health start today

Star Tribune, 4/16/12; Commentary by Dr. Donald Jacobs, others

Lights and sirens don’t phase you? Maybe “The Howler” will get your attention

KSTP-5 News, 4/16/12; Paramedic Chad Dotzler interviewed

K-E diet fad creates controversy
Fox 9 News, 4/16/12; Dietician Megan Thomas interviewed

Saving seconds during a seizure
Cable 12 TV, 4/10/12; Dr. Michelle Biros and paramedics Dustin Speed and Don Wolfe interviewed

Doctors working to raise boy’s body temperature
Minnesota Public Radio, 4/10/12; Dr. Jim Miner interviewed

A stroke at any age
Cable 12 TV, 4/3/12; Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez interviewed

Transformations in care
Minnesota Physician, 4/1/12; Dr. Mark Linzer

Seasonal allergies
Cable 12 TV, 3/27/12; Dr. Melody Mendiola interviewed

Gastric bypass surgery helps MN couple ditch diabetes
Fox 9 News, 3/26/12; Dr. Guilford Hartley interviewed

Fast action, sales rep’s timing save local stroke patient
KSTP-5 News, 3/26/12; Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez interviewed

HCMC program strengthens brain after concussion
KARE 11 News, 3/20/12; Dr. Sarah Rockswold interviewed

Hennepin Regional Poison Center celebrates 40th anniversary
KSTP-5, 3/20/12

Is sleep really necessary in 8-hour blocks?
MPR, 3/14/12; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann interviewed

Slippery start lands at least 30 in hospital
WCCO 4 News, 3/8/12

Quick snow shower triggers crashes and spinouts
KARE 11 News, 3/8/12; Christine Hill quoted

Surviving ear infection season
Cable 12 TV, 2/28/12; Dr. Janielle Nordell interviewed

The Way We Play the Game
Sports Illustrated, 2/27/12

Web surrounds Boogaard overdose investigation
Fox 9 News, 2/22/12; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

Inhalable caffeine being investigated by FDA
KARE 11 News, 2/21/12; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

Is the “cinnamon challenge” dangerous?
KARE 11 News, 2/21/12; Dr. Jon Cole interviewed

When you need a banker–STAT!
Star Tribune, 2/14/12

C-sections not always best for preemies
Huffington Post, 2/9/12; Dr. Virginia Lupo interviewed

The Concussion Discussion: Minnesota leads way in prevention and treatment
KARE 11 News, 2/6/12; Dr. Andrew Kiragu and Dr. Sarah Rockswold interviewed

Art no longer for art’s sake
National Association of Public Hospitals, 1/29/12; Wenda Lyons-Ballinger

From nightmare on ice to uncertain recovery
MSNBC, 1/27/12; Hennepin EMS photographed

Hospital teaches low-income families to fight obesity
Minnesota Public Radio, 1/27/12

Researchers untangling link between hunger and obesity
Minnesota Public Radio, 1/27/12; Dr. Diana Cutts interviewed

Ridgewater College to benefit from United Way grant
West Central Tribune, 1/24/12; EMS training program mentioned

Sleep-malady drugs now in short supply in Twin Cities
Star Tribune, 1/23/12; Connie Ullevig, RN quoted

Paralyzed hockey player Jablonski leaves hospital for rehab center today
MPR, 1/23/12

Jack Jablonski leaves hospital for rehab center
KARE 11 News, 1/23/12

Jabs: “This is like a calling almost” 
Star Tribune, 1/20/12

Good Question: How much of diabetes is genetic?
WCCO 4 News, 1/19/12; Dr. Nolawit Tesfaye interviewed

Jablonski family pleased with new hockey penalties
KARE 11 News, 1/16/12

Amerk’s Joe Finley pulling for injured friend Jack Jablonski
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)

Jablonskis urge quick changes to make hockey safer
Star Tribune, 1/12/12

“Jack’s Pledge” aims to lower hockey risks
Fargo InForum, 1/12/12

Getting better sleep in the New Year
KARE 11 News, 1/11/12; Dr. Michel Cramer-Bornemann interviewed live from Sleep Center

Construction of a countywide EHR part of a larger national IT program
FierceHealthIT, 1/10/12;

A second set of eyes cuts errors at HCMC
Star Tribune, 1/6/12; Bruce Thompson quoted

Outpouring of support for injured hockey player
MPR, 1/5/12; Dr. Walt Galicich interviewed

Injured Benilde hockey player unlikely to walk again
Pioneer Press, 1/5/12;  Dr. Walt Galicich interviewed

Jack Jablonski won’t walk again, parents say
Fox 9 News, 1/5/12; Dr. Walt Galicich interviewed

Doctor: Hockey player won’t walk again
ESPN; 1/5/12; Dr. Walt Galicich quoted

Do different birth years mean different insurance statements for twins?
Kaiser Health News, 1/3/12

3 sets of twins born in different years
Fox News, 1/3/12

Coaches assail dangerous youth hockey hits
Star Tribune, 1/3/12; Dr. Tina Slusher quoted

Benilde hockey player has severed spinal cord
Fox 9 News, 1/2/12; Dr. Tina Slusher interviewed

BSM hockey player to have surgery this week
St. Louis Park Patch, 1/2/12; Dr. Tina Slusher interviewed

Support pouring in for BSM athlete
St. Louis Park Patch, 1/2/12

Support strong for Benilde hockey player
KARE 11 News, 1/2/12; Dr. Tina Slusher interviewed

HCMC ushers in twins; one this year, one last
Star Tribune, 1/1/12