October 2, 2009
Thirty-one Minnesota Hospitals Win Patient Safety Awards
Fifth round of winners named in ongoing program to prevent adverse health events
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-one Minnesota hospitals recently were named winners of the Minnesota Hospital Association's Patient Safety Excellence Awards.
The awards honor hospitals' efforts to prevent four types of adverse health events: pressure ulcers, or bedsores; falls; wrong-site invasive procedures and foreign objects retained during labor and delivery.
The hospital association's safety campaigns -- SAFE SKIN, SAFE from FALLS, SAFE SITE and SAFE COUNT -- are based on national and state best practices and on participating hospitals' sharing of information about adverse health events that occurred at their facilities. To qualify for an award, hospitals must implement at least 90 percent of each campaign's required measures, such as consistently verifying the procedure that is to be performed on any patient immediately before beginning every surgery.
Today's winners are the fifth round of honorees in the quarterly program that began in spring of 2008.
To learn more, visit MHA's Web site at www.mnhospitals.org.
Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Awards Winners July 2009 (publicized October 2009) Hospital Award -------- ----- Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis SAFE SITE Albert Lea Medical Center - Mayo Health System SAFE SKIN District One Hospital, Faribault SAFE SITE Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville SAFE SITE Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina SAFE COUNT Fairview University Medical Center - Mesabi, SAFE from FALLS Hibbing Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Grand Rapids SAFE from FALLS Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis SAFE SKIN Hutchinson Area Health Care SAFE COUNT Meeker Memorial Hospital, Litchfield SAFE SITE, SAFE COUNT (two awards) Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids SAFE SKIN Mille Lacs Health System, Onamia SAFE COUNT New River Medical Center, Monticello SAFE COUNT New Ulm Medical Center SAFE SITE Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis SAFE SITE Pine Medical Center, Sandstone SAFE from FALLS Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls SAFE SITE Regions Hospital, St. Paul SAFE from FALLS Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia SAFE SITE RiverView Health, Crookston SAFE COUNT Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin SAFE SKIN Rochester Methodist Hospital SAFE SKIN Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester SAFE SKIN St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge SAFE from FALLS St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee SAFE SITE St. Joseph's Area Health Services, Inc., Park SAFE COUNT Rapids St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd SAFE from FALLS St. Michael's Hospital & Nursing Home, Sauk SAFE SITE Centre Tyler Healthcare Center/Avera SAFE SITE United Hospital, St. Paul SAFE SITE University of Minnesota Medical Center, SAFE COUNT Fairview, Minneapolis
The Minnesota Hospital Association represents Minnesota's hospitals and health systems.
SOURCE Minnesota Hospital Association