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The Urgency Room Breaks Ground On Its Third Location In Vadnais Heights

The UR partners with Allina Health for a Faster, Friendlier Alternative to the ER Set to Open This Spring!

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:    Groundbreaking for The Urgency Room in Vadnais Heights

Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), creators of The Urgency Room (UR) in Woodbury and Eagan along with Allina Health are proud to break ground on the third UR location in Vadnais Heights at the northeast corner of County Road E and Labore Road. The new UR facility is being developed by The Davis Group and will be 14,000 square feet when completed. The UR staff will include 65 nurses, paramedics, guest service personnel and physicians.

The Urgency Room opened its first location in Woodbury in the fall of 2010. The second location in Eagan opened in October of this year. Along with the other locations, The UR in Vadnais Heights will provide emergency medical care with board-certified emergency physicians and highly skilled ER nurses and paramedics.  Unlike Woodbury and Eagan, the Vadnais Heights location will be attached to an Aspen Medical Clinic facility.   All UR locations, including Vadnais Heights, are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and open to all patients regardless of clinic affiliation.

The UR is the region's first medical facility of its kind to offer a unique alternative to a hospital-based ER for people who feel they need urgent medical care. To date, The Urgency Room has treated patients with everything from broken bones and serious lacerations to blood clots and heart attack symptoms.  The UR provides the same level of care as an ER, but with faster and friendlier service. Staffed exclusively with ER physicians, experienced ER nurses and paramedics, The Urgency Room offers the best possible care for patients of all ages, including infants and children.

From the moment a patient walks through the doors of The UR, their uncertainty and anxiety with situation and wait time is alleviated. The UR facility and process is designed to make patients as comfortable as possible, expediting their evaluation and care all while controlling the cost associated with a typical ER visit.

Community Partnership
The Vadnais Heights facility is set to open to the public in the spring of 2013.  EPPA and The Urgency Room are eager to collaborate with Allina Health in this new venture and are excited to become a part of the Vadnais Heights community!



Thursday, November 1, 2012

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  


The Urgency Room in Vadnais Heights

Northeast corner of County Road E and Labore Road


Representatives from The UR and Allina Healthcare will have shovels in hand for the ceremony and will be available afterward for comment. Bob Wieland, MD, EVP of Allina Health and Gary Gosewisch, MD, President and CEO of EPPA and The Urgency Room will speak at the event.

About The UR
The UR was developed by Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), a locally based group of board-certified emergency physicians who provide ER physician staffing in five Twin Cities hospitals. The UR offers a superior patient experience for acute and urgent medical needs such as severe abdominal pain, kidney stones, severe headaches and migraines, asthma attacks, broken bones, chest pains, pneumonia, concussions and severe lacerations, as well as issues with children and infants (e.g., high fevers). Should a patient require admission to a hospital, direct admission to the appropriate facility is arranged. For more information go to: www.urgencyroom.com.

About Allina Health
Allina Health (formerly Allina Hospitals & Clinics) is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at www.allinahealth.org.

SOURCE The Urgency Room

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