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2009-10-02 11:28:00

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...

2008-12-11 08:46:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- St. John's Hospital of Springfield, Illinois has been identified by The Leapfrog Group as one of only 13 hospitals in the nation to earn the designation "Highest Value Hospital," based on a review of over 1,220 hospitals participating in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group is the first national quality organization to evaluate and identify hospitals providing excellent quality and at the same time demonstrating an appropriate use of...

2008-12-11 05:00:00

13 Hospitals Meet Quality and Efficiency Criteria in Four Major Procedures WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group has identified the nation's Highest Value Hospitals based on a review of over 1,220 hospitals participating in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group is the first national quality organization to evaluate and identify hospitals providing excellent quality and at the same time demonstrating an appropriate use of resources for specific...

2008-06-25 15:03:08

The public phase of a special fundraising effort for the east metro's only Level I Trauma Center gets underway this week. The Regions Hospital Foundation's capital campaign, "Lead. Inspire. Save Lives," aims to raise $7.6 million - the cost of the initial phase of the new Emergency Center. More than $6.6 million has already been committed by local businesses and community leaders in the advanced phase of the campaign. Regions' new ER will open in July 2009 in response to the growing...

2008-04-30 18:00:41

By Mary Divine, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Apr. 30--The condition of one of the women pulled from a sport utility vehicle that plunged into the St. Croix River in Stillwater earlier this month has improved. Kalaiselvi Vijayakumar, 25, was listed in serious condition this morning at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, said Jennifer Kovacich, a hospital spokeswoman. Vijayakumar had been listed in critical condition since the April 13 accident. Another woman injured in the accident, Deepa...

2008-02-26 03:00:33

St. Joseph's Hospital, Minnesota's first hospital and a nationally recognized pioneer in cardiovascular care, announced today that Dr. Robert W. Emery has joined its organization as Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Emery has enjoyed a distinguished cardiothoracic surgical career spanning more than 30 years, both in the Twin Cities and across the country. His academic and professional appointments include Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Medical Center in...


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