Personal tools
Look inside...

Allina Hospitals and Clinics

Allina actually owns Mercy Hospital where Ray Sandford is receiving involuntary electroshock. In other words, this enormous entity, Allina, is profiting from the forced electroshock administered to Ray.


Allina Hospitals and Clinics

Richard R. Pettingill is CEO of AllinaCity/State: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Connection to Ray's case: Allina owns Mercy Hospital, where Ray Sandford receives his forced electroshock.

Description: Allina is an enormous hospital system.

Coverage about Allina on the MindFreedom web site:

Many individuals have, at MindFreedom's request, reached out to Allina to engage in dialogue on this topic.

The results?

Public position on Ray Sandford's forced outpatient electroshock: Fully support and engage in forced electroshock of Ray Sandford.

Public position in general on outpatient involuntary electroshock over expressed wishes of subject: Fully support and engage in involuntary outpatient electroshock.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MindFreedom and Ray endorse nonviolence principles. Even if an individual or agency opposes Ray's human rights, MindFreedom and Ray ask that any communication be civil.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is the opinion of the author, based on reports from Ray Sandford and allies, to the best of their knowledge. If there is any dispute of the facts, please let MindFreedom know.


Protest to Richard Pettingill, Chief executive officer (CEO) of Allina Hospital and Clinics (pictured above).

Ask that your civil verbal protest be placed in Ray Sandford's medical record using their online web form:

Sample message (your own words are best):

"Dear Mr. Richard Pettingill:

"I request that my message be placed in the permanent medical record of your patient Ray Sandford, who states that he is receiving ongoing involuntary electroshock at Mercy Hospital administered by Allina psychiatrist Bernard M Coelho, MD.

"While you cannot violate the privacy of a patient, I ask that you respond in general about your policy of allowing involuntary electroshock over the expressed wishes of the subject.

"Whether or not you feel this is legal, it is unethical, immoral and traumatic to everyone in mental health care.

"The reason(s) I protest this forced electroshock are:

"My name and contact information: _______"

You may also try to phone Mr. Richard Pettingill's office at 612-262-0601 or 612-262-5000.

IMPORTANT: Please note that MindFreedom International embraces the nonviolent guidelines of Gandhi and MLK. We ask that any communication with this organization be civil.

Document Actions
Donate Now

Give securely online and indicate if you have a preferred campaign that you'd like to support with your donation!

We are MFI

Samantha Johnson, psychiatric survivor, MFI intern

Samantha Johnson is a 22-year-old psychiatric survivor who is interning at the MindFreedom International office. "I was absolutely in disbelief at how the people were treated at the hospital. It was an environment of emotional abuse interspersed with 'treatments' and 'policies' that could be more accurately described as assault. The tragic thing is that there really are some good people working there, but they are unable to provide people with the help they need inside a system that prioritizes profits over people. It might take five years of counseling for someone to truly recover from a mental health crisis, but it takes five minutes to tranquilize them. This is why I started working with MindFreedom. For 25 years MFI has been challenging the mental health system to see us as human beings- to treat us as human beings- through peaceful activism. At MFI we emphasize individual choice, empowerment, and compassion as necessary aspects of a true healing process."
Sign Up Today!

Social and Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
Facebook Like Box