Healthcare providers, workers to speak out on impact of Allina corporate closures to patients, community


Contact: Sam Fettig, MNA
sam.fettig@mnnurses.orgJosh Keller, SEIU MN

Marisa Powell Zengin, Doctors Council

Speakers to address impact of ICU and pediatric inpatient closures at Mercy Hospital and Unity Campus, pattern of corporate priorities by Allina executives   

(St. Paul) – March 13, 2024 – Today, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) will join Allina physicians with the Doctors Council and healthcare workers with SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa to highlight the devastating impact on patients, workers, and the community of Allina executives’ plan to close the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus in Fridley, and to eliminate pediatric inpatient beds at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

In a press conference tomorrow, Allina healthcare providers and workers will discuss the impact of the closures on the ability of patients—especially children in the North metro—to receive the care they need in their community. Speakers will also highlight effects on providers, workers, and the community at large, and how these closures follow a pattern of corporate priorities by Allina CEO Lisa Shannon and other high-level, highly-paid executives at the health system.


  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 3:30 P.M.
  • WHERE: Mercy Park, 3950 115th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
  • WHO: Allina healthcare providers, workers, and community members
  • WHAT: Press conference on planned closures at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Campus in Fridley
  • WHY: To protect quality community care from the crisis of corporate greed in our care system