Regions, Lakeview and Hudson hospitals featured in national reports.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Three HealthPartners hospitals have been recognized for quality and safety in The Joint Commission’s 2014 Annual Report. Regions Hospital, Lakeview Hospital and Hudson Hospital have been recognized for delivering the best care for certain conditions 95 percent of the time or more in The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures report.
For the third year in a row, Regions Hospital was recognized for delivering the highest quality care in four areas (heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care) in the Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures report. Lakeview and Hudson hospitals were recognized for high quality surgical care.
The annual report summarizes the performance of 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals on 46 processes that research shows are the safest and most effective care. More than 1,200 hospitals were recognized as Top Performers in 2014, an increase of 11 percent over 2013. Examples of quality and safety measures include providing needed interventions for heart attack patients within 90 minutes, providing the most appropriate antibiotics for pneumonia care, and maintaining the temperature and blood glucose (sugar) at normal levels after surgery.
For The Joint Commission’s 2014 Annual Report, 59 hospitals in Minnesota submitted core measure data and 22 hospitals were named Top Performers. In Wisconsin, 82 hospitals submitted data and 33 were named Top Performers.
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Founded in 1957, HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation. The organization is dedicated to improving health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community, and provides a full-range of health care delivery and health plan services including insurance, administration and health and well-being programs. HealthPartners serves more than 1.5 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide, and is the top-ranked commercial plan in Minnesota. The care system includes more than 1,700 physicians, seven hospitals, 55 primary care clinics, 22 urgent care locations and numerous specialty practices in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. HealthPartners Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic, Stillwater Medical Group and Physicians Neck & Back Clinic are all part of HealthPartners. In addition, HealthPartners Dental Group has more than 60 dentists and 22 dental clinics. HealthPartners also provides medical education and conducts research through its Institute for Education and Research. For more information, visit healthpartners.com.