Allina plans $100 million health innovation center

Allina Hospitals & Clinics has launched a $100 million Center for Health Innovation dedicated to public health and healthcare quality. The 11-hospital system plans to spend $10 million annually for the first five years, and generate the remaining $50 million from donors and grants. The center's first three projects will include an initiative targeting cardiovascular disease in New Ulm, Minn., since almost nine out of 10 of the area's residents seek care at Allina's 45-bed New Ulm Medical Center, which gives it a leg up in using electronic medical record data to track the disease in the community. Allina will also work to improve health status in two diverse Twin Cities neighborhoods where the system operates an acute-care hospital and its headquarters. Yet another project is a patient-safety center that will focus on research and outcomes projects not duplicating those elsewhere in the country.

To learn more about the center:
- read this Modern Healthcare article (reg. req.)