The Urgency Room Opens In Vadnais Heights August 15th!

The UR partners with Allina Health to Bring a Faster, Friendlier ER Alternative to the North Metro

Aug 15, 2013, 11:26 ET from Emergency Physicians Professional Association

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), creators of The Urgency Room (UR) in Woodbury and Eagan along with Allina Health are proud to announce the opening on August 15th of the third UR location in Vadnais Heights just two blocks east of I-35E at the northeast corner of County Road E and Labore Road. The new UR facility is 14,000 square feet with a staff of 65 nurses, paramedics, guest service personnel and physicians. The UR is attached to the Helene Houle Medical Center, a 56,700 square foot building that is also home to Allina Health clinic and Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy clinic. The Helene Houle Medical Center is expected to be a medical hub for the northern suburbs.

Vadnais Heights is the third location for The Urgency Room, which opened its first location in Woodbury in the fall of 2010. The second location in Eagan opened in October of 2012. 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 is 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.

A medical center grand opening celebration for the community will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet providers and staff, win exciting prizes, tour the building, enjoy child-friendly games and activities and more. EPPA and The Urgency Room are proud to collaborate with Allina Health in this new venture and are excited to become a part of the Vadnais Heights community!

About The Urgency Room
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.

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 whenever possible.. For more information go to:

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

SOURCE Emergency Physicians Professional Association