WestHealth, now part of Allina Health is participating in Plymouth on Parade, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 11:30. The parade starts at Plymouth Boulevard and 34thAvenue. It runs down Plymouth Boulevard to 37th Avenue. WestHealth will be distributing Allina Health blinking safety lights to be used for walking in early morning or late evening.
Allina Health officials and community leaders broke ground April 12 on the new emergency department at WestHealth in Plymouth. The 24-hour, full-service ED will be staffed by Abbott Northwestern Hospital physicians. It is scheduled to open in late 2012April 30th, 2012
Allina and west metro leaders celebrate ED construction start at WestHealth
PLYMOUTH, Minn. 04/12/2012–Allina Hospitals & Clinics officials and community leaders broke ground on the new emergency department (ED) at WestHealth today. The 24-hour, full-service emergency department will be staffed by physicians from Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
“Our goal is to provide the right care in the right setting. With the completion of this emergency department, WestHealth will be the outpatient health care campus of the future, with the ability to treat patients closer to home, even for more serious issues,” said Ben Bache-Wiig, MD, president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
The emergency department is part of a planned multi-year development that was launched in the mid-90s. Future service expansion will also include a transitional care unit to serve patients in the community in lower cost settings than a traditional hospital.
The emergency department will be an 18,000 square-foot building adjacent and attached to the 180,000 square-foot campus. Allina officials expect to complete the project before the end of 2012.
“We are pleased that Allina is investing in our community. The addition of an emergency department will add yet another dimension to the array of quality health care services that WestHealth already offers in Plymouth and the west metro area,” said Kelli Slavik, mayor of Plymouth.
Located at Interstate 494 and Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway), WestHealth offers primary care, pharmacy, outpatient surgery, imaging, specialty care and urgent care and serves more than 1,000 patients each day.
WestHealth is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Phil Ecker, MD, Angie Rohland, FNP – Minnesota Dermatology; Jennifer Biglow, MD – Zel Skin and Laser will provide a free skin cancer screening
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Where: WestHealth Same Day Surgery Center, 2nd Floor
Call 763-577-7000 to register or visit the information desk at WestHealth.
Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 6:30 p.m.— 8:30 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave
Cost: $6 Plymouth Resident/ $8 Non-Resident
Staff from Piper Breast Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute will be answering your questions on women’s health topics including heart and breast care.
This program will be hosted in an open forum setting.
Program sponsored by Allina Health.
For more information or to register please contact 763-509-5225
Our new electronic medical record system will give you greater peace of mind that your caregivers have all of the information they need to provide you and your family safe, quality care.
- Faster access to your test results, medical history, medications and health conditions.
- Your caregivers will have a more complete picture of your medical history at Allina.
- Added safety features, such as immediate checks for drug and allergy interactions when new prescriptions are being considered.
- Once the system if fully implemented, you will have one electronic medical record that can be easily accessed and shared by each of your Allina caregivers – no matter which Allina hospital, clinic or outpatient facility you choose to visit.
February 1, 2012
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is making a significant investment in WestHealth with the addition of an emergency department that will be staffed 24/7 with emergency room physicians affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
This is part of a planned multiyear development that was launched in the mid 90s. Future service expansion will also include a transitional care unit to serve patients in the community in lower cost settings than a traditional hospital.
“This will be the outpatient health care campus of the future and another step toward Allina’s commitment to achieving the Triple Aim of lower costs, higher quality and improved patient experience,” said Ben BacheWiig, M.D., president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. “Not only will west metro residents have convenient access to additional health and wellness services at WestHealth, I think patients will like the efficiency and other advantages of being part of Allina’s electronic health record,” BacheWiig said.
The Emergency Department will be an 18,000 squarefoot building adjacent and attached to the 180,000 squarefoot campus. Allina officials expect to be able to break ground in February and complete the project before the end of 2012.
“We are proud to have an innovative facility like WestHealth in Plymouth and welcome Allina’s continued commitment to our community with this latest expansion of health care services,” said Kelli Slavik, mayor of Plymouth.
The original design and planning for West Health anticipated several stages of development to create a health and wellness campus. The first building was constructed in 1994. Phase 2—housing expanded clinical services—was completed in 1998.
The Emergency Department constitutes Phase 3 and is rapidly progressing through the permitting and design phase. Allina is working with BWBR Architects and Mortenson Construction.
Located at Interstate 494 and Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway), WestHealth serves more than 1,000 patients each day. WestHealth is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a notforprofit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina and the latest health information can be found online at www.allina.com.
Please watch for the article about WestHealth in the October issue of Plymouth Magazine
You may also read the electronic article, at the following link:
WestHealth is offering free community programming this Fall. Sessions will be held on Tuesday’s from 6-7pm in the WestHealth Plymouth conference room.
For more information on dates and how to register, please click on the community events link under the health and wellness tab, or check out our Facebook Page or call 763-577-7000.
Westhealth is participating in the 13th Annual Plymouth on Parade, September 24, 2011 at 11:30 am.
For more information, please visit the following link:
To help alleviate the problem of hunger and the availability of fresh produce available to food shelves in the west metro, Mosaic’s employee volunteer committee is partnering with WestHealth on a project called a “corporate giving garden.” At the center of the project is a 4000 square foot garden which volunteers will work to prepare the site, cultivate fruit and vegetables and then harvest and donate the produce to Interfaith Outreach Community Partners’ (IOCP) food shelf located in Plymouth. Through the partnership, WestHealth is providing the land and water supply and working with Mosaic to coordinate other logistics. The garden will be located on WestHealth’s campus at the corner of Campus Drive and Annapolis Circle North, approximately two blocks from Mosaic’s Plymouth office.