2018

  • Accredited as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology
  • Recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association and Stratis Health for participating in the statewide culture of excellence program
  • Named a 2018 Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Acute Care and Critical Access Hospital Bronze Level Honor Roll Honoree
  • Renee Miller, paramedic, awarded Star of Life Award by the Minnesota Ambulance Association
  • Sue Nathe, RHIT, honored as a 2018 Distinguished Member of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association

2017

  • Received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards
  • Received platinum recognition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries
  • Awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound by the American College of Radiology
  • Awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology
  • Awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology
  • Re-designated as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health's Minnesota Stroke System
  • Laboratory awarded a two-year term of accreditation by the College of American Pathologists.
  • Nursing staff awarded a Good Catch for Patient Safety Award by the Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Henning Clinic ranked as a top 15 performer in the state for courteous and helpful office staff and ranked above average in care coordination and access to care in the MN Community Measurement’s 2017 Patient Experience of Care Survey

2016

  • Re-designated as a Level 4 trauma hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Received silver recognition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries
  • Awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology
  • Designated as a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) hospital by a coalition of Minnesota health care organizations and individuals
  • Henning and Bertha clinics recognized by Minnesota Bridges to Excellence for their improvements in optimal diabetes care
  • Dave Quincer certified through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program

2015

  • One of 12 Minnesota hospitals to be named a Joint Commission Top Performer for attaining and sustaining excellence in key quality measures in immunization and pneumonia care
  • Recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in outcomes
  • Received bronze recognition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries
  • Recognized by March of Dimes for reducing the number of elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • John Pate, M.D., awarded a Good Catch for Patient Safety Award from the Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Henning Clinic recognized by the Minnesota Health Action Group’s Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program for delivering optimal care and improving patient outcomes in vascular disease and diabetes care
  • Bertha and Ottertail clinics recognized by the Minnesota Health Action Group’s Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program for delivering optimal care and improving patient outcomes in diabetes care

2014

  • One of 22 Minnesota hospitals to be named a Joint Commission Top Performer for attaining and sustaining excellence in key quality measures in pneumonia and surgical care
  • Recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among the facility’s employees during the 2013‐14 flu season

2013

  • Received the Minnesota Department of Health’s Partnership for Patients Excellence Award for reaching a superior level of performance in patient safety
  • Received an Excellence in Birth Registration Award from the Minnesota Department of Health for accurate and timely registration of newborns through the state’s electronic registration system
  • Recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health in collaboration with the March of Dimes for success in reducing early elective deliveries
  • Re-designated as a Level 4 trauma hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Received Journey to High Performance recognition by Press Ganey
  • David Fjeldheim certified through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program

2012

  • Received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards
  • Henning Clinic received Journey to High Performance recognition by Press Gainey

2011

  • Achieved Stage I of the Meaningful Use criteria by implementing EPIC, the certified Electronic Health Record
  • Recognized by The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank for Gift of Sight referrals leading to more than 30 eye donors
  • Designated as a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) hospital by a coalition of Minnesota health care organizations and individuals
  • Received an award of appreciation for participation in the 2010 Minnesota Hospital Association and LifeSource strategic initiative to increase organ and tissue awareness
  • Ottertail Clinic successfully completed the Rural Health Clinic Survey by the Minnesota Department of Health, consisting of policy and procedure review and an extensive physical survey of each area and department of the clinic
  • Obstetrics department presented with three awards of excellence: The Excellence in Birth Registration Award by the Minnesota Department of Health, the 2010 Consistency in Timeliness Award by the Minnesota Department of Health, and an Excellence Award by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
  • Diabetes Resource Program recognized by the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program
  • Don Bottemiller certified through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program

2010

  • Re-designated as a Level 4 trauma hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health
  • One of 18 Minnesota hospitals to receive the Paul Coverdell Award for National Acute Stroke Registry program that implements state-based registries that measure, track and improve the delivery and quality of stroke care
  • Received a Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Award for work in preventing foreign objects from being left within a patient unintentionally
  • Received an Excellence in Birth Registration Award from the Minnesota Department of Health for accurate and timely registration of newborns through the state’s electronic registration system

2009

  • Received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards
  • Recognized by The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank for referrals leading to 20 eye donors
  • Designated a Pink Ribbon Facility for taking steps to fight breast cancer, including being the first health care provider in the area to introduce digital mammography to the community in October 2008
  • Received a Safety Star Award Plaque by Health Care Insurance Reciprocal for an ongoing commitment to safety and injury management programs
  • Aaron Larson, M.D., awarded a Bush Foundation Medical Fellowship to pursue certification in the field of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota with a concentration on adult and geriatric issues

2008

  • Received an Excellence in Birth Registration Award from the Minnesota Department of Health for accurate and timely registration of newborns through the state’s electronic registration system
  • Received three Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Awards for work on preventing patients from falling, preventing adverse surgical events and preventing retained objects during labor and delivery

2007

  • First hospital in northwestern Minnesota to receive trauma designation under Minnesota’s statewide trauma systems
  • Selected as one of the first hospitals to participate in the Minnesota Rural Performance Improvement Project administered by the Rural Health Resource Center in Duluth
  • Re-accredited in mammography services by the Department of Health and Human Services

2005

  • Received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Program awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for meeting the ADA’s national standards

2004

  • Awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology
  • Recognized by The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank for referrals leading to more eye donors

2002

  • Received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Program awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for meeting the ADA’s national standards
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