Awards & Recognition

Essentia-wide

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certification

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded the level 3 ACO re-certification to Essentia, the highest level of certification possible. Currently, only two U.S. health systems have this certification. 2016 - 2019

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Re-accreditation

Essentia Health’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program received a full four-year re-accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). March 2016 - 2020

Hospitals

Essentia Health-Ada

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Home Care
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, August 8, 2015
  • Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation, December 2013
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • Critical Access Hospital

Essentia Health-Deer River

  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, November 9, 2016
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, March 22, 2017
  • Level IV Trauma Center, October 2013
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • American College of Radiology
    • CAT Scan, January 19, 2017
    • MRI, January 2016
    • Mammography, June 14, 2015

Essentia Health-Duluth

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Hospital, February 27, 2016
    • Home Care, February 23, 2016
    • Behavioral Health Care, February 23, 2016
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, December 28, 2016
  • Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Brain Injury - Inpatient/Outpatient, Adults/Adolescents/Children
    • Spinal Cord System of Care for Adults/Adolescents/Children
    • Pediatric Family-Centered Care (Inpatient)
    • Stroke Specialty Program
  • Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Award

Essentia Health-Fargo

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Hospital, November 30, 2016
    • Primary Stroke Center, September 16, 2016
    • Home Care, April 8, 2016
  • Baby-Friendly designation, May 2018
  • DNV GL-Healthcare Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, March 14, 2018
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, March 21, 2017
  • Level II Trauma Center, April 2015
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • American College of Radiology Accreditations:
    • Ultrasound - Breast, October 9, 2016
    • Ultrasound - Obstetrical, Gynecological, General, Vascular, February 3, 2016
    • CAT scan - Head/Neck/Chest/Abdomen, January 27, 2018
    • Mammography, March 1, 2016
    • MRI, March 12, 2015
    • Stereotactic, December 31, 2015
  • American College of Cardiology
    • National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, 2018
    • Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories, April 2017
  • Minnesota Department of Health
    • STEMI Receiving Center designation, December 1, 2017
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Awards
    • Mission: Lifeline - Gold Award for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center
    • Mission: Lifeline - Gold Award for ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) care
    • Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement with Target Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite, July 2018
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Breast Center Accreditation
  • Certified Carotid Artery Stenting Facility Accreditation
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses 
    • Beacon Award for Excellence
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip & Knee Replacement

Essentia Health-Fosston

  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, April 6, 2016
  • Level IV Trauma Center, December 8, 2015
  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
    • Overall Excellence in Quality & Patient Satisfaction, December 2015
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, October 29, 2017
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital (Graceville)

  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, July 2017
  • Level IV Trauma Center, September 13, 2016
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, February 4, 2016
  • Critical Access Hospital

Essentia Health-Northern Pines (Aurora)

  • Level IV Trauma Center, September 13, 2016
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, May 17, 2016
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, May 17, 2016
  • Critical Access Hospital
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, April 1, 2015
  • Silver Recognition Organ Donation, 2016

Essentia Health-Sandstone

  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, October 5, 2016
  • Level IV Trauma Center, July 2018 - July 2021
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • Critical Access Hospital

Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center (Brainerd)

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Primary Stroke Center, July 2017
    • Hospital, February 7, 2015
    • Hip Fracture, February 2, 2016
    • Hip Replacement-Gold Seal of Approval, May 2018
    • Knee Replacement-Gold Seal of Approval, May 2018
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, June 1, 2015
  • Level III Trauma Center, September 2017
  • American College of Radiology

    • MRI, May 28, 2016
    • Breast MRI, October 15, 2015
    • Mammography, January 19, 2017
    • Ultrasound - Obstetrical, Gynecological, General, Vascular, February 28, 2017
    • Ultrasound - Breast, December 14, 2016
    • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, May 17, 2017
    • CAT Scan, September 30, 2017
  • American College of Cardiology
    • Cath PCI Registry
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
    • Nuclear Medicine, June 30, 2015
  • Baby-Friendly Designation, October 2015
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
    • Cancer Center, April 2017
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip & Knee Replacement

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Hospital, July 10, 2015
    • Home Care, July 11, 2015
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, September 1, 2016
  • Level III Trauma Center, June 2, 2015
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • American College of Radiology Accreditations

    • Ultrasound, October 22, 2015
    • MRI, April 7, 2016
    • CAT Scan, April 6, 2016
    • Mammography, March 30, 2017
    • Nuclear Medicine, April 1, 2016
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Program Certification 

Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Critical Access Hospital, January 9, 2016
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, January 3, 2017
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, March 2018
  • American College of Radiology
    • Ultrasound, May 5, 2016
    • Mammography, August 31, 2016
    • CAT Scan, June 28, 2017

Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Hospital, July 23, 2016
    • Home Care, July 23, 2016
    • Primary Stroke Center, March 1, 2017
    • Endoscopy Suite
    • Sleep Center 
  • American College of Radiology
    • CAT Scan, April 20, 2016
    • MRI, August 14, 2016
    • Ultrasound, November 23, 2016
    • Nuclear Medicine, September 21, 2017
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, June 12, 2015
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Level II Adult Trauma Center, November 9, 2015
    • Level II Pediatric Trauma Program
    • Level I Bariatric Surgery
  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, November 9, 2015
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Baby-Friendly Designation, 2016-2021
  • Minnesota Department of Health
    • STEMI Receiving Center designation, December 1, 2017
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Awards  

    • Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus, July 2018
    • Get with the Guidelines®-Silver Award in the category of STEMI Receiving Center, June 2016
    • Get with the Guidelines®-Silver Plus Award for Stroke Care, June 2016
    • Mission: Lifeline - Silver Receiving Award
  • American College of Cardiology

    • National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Platinum Performance Achievement Award, 2018
    • Chest Pain Center
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certification, September 2018 - September 2021
  • Labs accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

    • Echocardiography
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • Vascular
  • Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses 
    • Beacon Award for Excellence
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
    • Comprehensive Center Accreditation

Essentia Health-Virginia

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Hospital, August 1, 2015
    • Laboratory, May 4, 2017
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, May 4, 2017

  • American College of Radiology
    • MRI, January 24, 2016
    • Mammography, May 24, 2016
    • CAT Scan, September 20, 2017
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification
  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
  • CARF Gold Standard Award for Inpatient Rehab, July 2017

  • CALS Certified Hospital (Comprehensive Advanced Life Support), May 2015

Clinics

Amberwing

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic, Fargo

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-52nd Avenue Clinic, Fargo

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, May 25, 2017

Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic

  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, August 10, 2016
    • Ultrasound, April 15, 2016

Essentia Health-Casselton Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 19, 2017

Essentia Health-Chisholm Clinic

  • College of American Pathologists, May 10, 2017
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, November 1, 2016

Essentia Health-Deer River Clinic

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Full Recognition for delivering evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs to the community

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation
    • Rheumatology, April 7, 2016
    • Dermatology, December 28, 2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Breast MRI, November 23, 2014
    • Stereotactic breast biopsy, August 14, 2015
    • PET/CAT scan, August 26, 2015
    • Breast ultrasound, October 19, 2016
    • Ultrasound January 16, 2017
    • Mammography, August 27, 2015
    • CAT scan, August 26, 2015
    • MRI, September 28, 2015
    • Nuclear medicine, September 30, 2017
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Sleep Center Accreditation, March 2014 - March 2019
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program Recognition
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Recognition
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
    • Comprehensive Community Cancer Program

Duluth Family Medicine Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, February 8, 2016

Essentia Health-Fosston Clinic

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Full Recognition for delivering evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs to the community

Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, January 5, 2016

Essentia Health-Hackensack Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 14, 2016

Essentia Health-Hankinson Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-Hermantown Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, September 22, 2017
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, April 29, 2017

Essentia Health-Hibbing Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, November 4, 2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, February 18, 2017
    • Ultrasound, March 30, 2015

Essentia Health-International Falls Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, February, 25 2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, May 4, 2015
    • MRI, October 4, 2017
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Full Recognition for delivering evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs to the community

Essentia Health-Jamestown Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 20, 2017

Essentia Health-Lakeside Clinic, Duluth

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, September 20, 2017

Essentia Health-Lakewalk Clinic, Duluth

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, February 10, 2016

Essentia Health-Lisbon Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, December 29, 2015

Essentia Health Medical Equipment and Supplies

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-Menahga Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-Moorhead Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 18, 2017

Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-Proctor Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, February 10, 2016

Essentia Health-Remer Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, January 4, 2016

Essentia Health-South University Clinic (Fargo)

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • College of American Pathologists, March 17, 2017
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Breast Center Accreditation
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
    • Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Sleep Center Accreditation, December 2014 - December 2019

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Frazee Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Lake Park Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Mahnomen Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Pelican Rapids Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Superior Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 19, 2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, June 23, 2016

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 18, 2016
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Sleep Center Accreditation, March 2017 - March 2022
  •  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Full Recognition for delivering evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs to the community, April 30, 2018 - April 30, 2020

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Crosslake Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, September 5, 2017

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Emily Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, September 6, 2017

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Pequot Lakes Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 11, 2016

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Pierz Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 4, 2016

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Pillager Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 6, 2016

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Pine River Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, October 23, 2017

Essentia Health-Valley City Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 20, 2017

Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • American College of Radiology
    • Ultrasound, April 15, 2016
    • Mammography, August 23, 2016

Essentia Health-Wahpeton Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 21, 2017
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, August 26, 2015
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Full Recognition for delivering evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs to the community, June 2018 - June 2020

Essentia Health-Walker Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-West Acres Clinic, Fargo

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 18, 2017

Essentia Health-West Duluth Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, September 19, 2017
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, December 8, 2015

Essentia Health-West Fargo Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 19, 2017

Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living Facilities

Essentia Health-Grace Home

  • U.S. News and World Report 
    • 2017 one of the Best Nursing Homes in the nation

Essentia Health-Grace Village

  • 2018 Excellence in Action Award from NRC Health

Essentia Health-Oak Crossing

  • U.S. News and World Report 
    • 2017 one of the Best Nursing Homes in the nation