With over 40 years of experience, Joann is a registered nurse (RN) who is retired from practice. She was affiliated with Unity Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During her active years in the nursing field, one of Joann’s areas of expertise was OR care and was a Scrub Physician’s Assistant with an expertise in open heart surgery. Her experience in that field began in Abbott Northwestern.
Mercy and Unity hospitals, parts of Allina Health, have provided exceptional care to North Metro communities for more than 50 years. In 2017, Mercy and Unity hospitals began operating as a single system of hospital care on two campuses in Coon Rapids and Fridley. This “One Hospital, Two Campuses” plan makes a significant investment to strengthen the services Mercy and Unity provide to patients in the North Metro. The “One Hospital, Two Campuses” strategy will integrate specialty services across two campuses over several years. The plan lays the foundation to support improved health of our communities for the next 20 years and beyond. In January 2017, we changed the names of Mercy and Unity hospitals to share the single name: Mercy Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.allinahealth.org/Unity-Hospital/About-us/Hospital-overview.