Awards & Recognition

Essentia-wide

HealthPartners Preventive Care Recognition Award

A project conducted by Essentia Health Primary Care staff and researchers to improve dementia care in our clinics won the 2016 Preventive Care Recognition Award. Essentia Health also won 13 Partners in Excellence awards for meeting or exceeding quality metrics in areas ranging from orthopedics to cardiology - November 2016.

Bridges to Excellence Awards for Quality Care 2016

Essentia Health clinics have been recognized – and financially rewarded – for meeting or making great improvement toward best-practice standards for diabetes, depression and vascular disease. The Minnesota Health Action Group and its Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program honored 276 clinics in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota and awarded $1.5 million in rewards. Essentia Health’s total reward was $106,312. - August 2016.

Professional Research Consultants Awards 2016

Essentia Health staff earn PRC awards in all service areas. 152 of Essentia's physicians, advanced practitioners and care teams placed at or near the top of PRC’s national rankings. - June 2016

Cancer Research Program Audit

The Essentia Health Cancer Research Program received the highest possible results in a recent audit conducted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)/American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN). It was the first time the Cancer Research Program – a system-wide program – underwent an ECOG/ACRIN audit. - May 2016

Healthcare Financial Management Association Recognition

Essentia Health has been recognized as a Best Practices Adopter by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. The recognition means Essentia has demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices for financial interactions with patients. - April 2016

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. - March 2016

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

DAISY Awards

DAISY Awards for nurses expand across the organization. The DAISY Award was founded by the family of Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) disease in 1999 at age 33. Awards are presented across Essentia. DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. - February 2016

ClearBalance ROI Value Model Award

This national recognition highlighted how Essentia Health reduced its bad debt by more than $4 million in a year. Through the use of the ClearBalance program, Essentia helped patients cover almost $21 million in medical costs in 2015 - 2016.

Organ Donation Registration

Five Essentia Health hospitals were among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide from 2011 - 2016.

Bridges to Excellence Awards for Quality Care 2015

32 of Essentia Health clinics have been recognized – and financially rewarded – for meeting or making great improvement toward best-practice standards for diabetes, depression and vascular disease. The awards come from the Minnesota Health Action Group and its Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program. - August 2015

Professional Research Consultants Awards 2015

Health staff earn PRC awards in all service areas. 221 of Essentia's physicians, advanced practitioners and care teams placed at or near the top of PRC’s national rankings. - June 2015

North Dakota Blue Cross Blue Shield Recognition

Essentia Health has been rated No. 1 in the care of North Dakota patients with diabetes, hypertension and vascular conditions served through the Blue Cross Blue Shield MediQHome program. - March 2015

HealthPartners Awards For Quality & Innovation

Primary care and pharmacy services recently received 11 awards for quality and innovation from HealthPartners. The awards were for meeting or exceeding quality metrics. - February 2015

Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched a national hypertension initiative in 2012. Called the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, its goal was to recognize healthcare systems and medical practices for helping their patients keep blood pressure under control.  Essentia Health was one of 30 health systems nationwide recognized for meeting the Million Hearts challenge. - February 2015

Hospitals

Essentia Health-Ada

  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, August 8, 2015
  • Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation, December 2013

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
  • 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
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, March 21, 2017
  • Level II Trauma Center, April 2015
  • 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 - ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, 2014
    • Chest Pain Center
  • 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, September 2016
    • Mission: Lifeline - STEMI Receiving Center
    • Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement with Target Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite, July 6, 2017
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Breast Center Accreditation
  • Certified Carotid Artery Stenting Facility Accreditation

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

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

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
  • 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, June 2, 2015

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

  • Joint Commission Accreditations/Certifications
    • Primary Stroke Center, July 2017
    • Hospital, February 7, 2015
    • Hip Replacement, February 3, 2016
    • Knee Replacement, February 3, 2016
    • Hip Fracture, February 2, 2016
  • College of American Pathologists – Laboratory, June 1, 2015
  • Level III Trauma Center, September 2017
  • American College of Radiology

    • MRI, October 28, 2016
    • Breast MRI, October 15, 2015
    • Mammography, January 19, 2017
    • Ultrasound - Obstetrical, Gynecological, General, Vascular, February 28, 2017
    • Ultrasound - Breast, December 14, 2017
    • 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 Accrediation Program for Breast Centers
    • Cancer Center, April 2017

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes

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

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
  • 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, June 2017
    • 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, NCDR ACTION Platinum Award, 2016
    • Chest Pain Center
  • Labs accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

    • Echocardiography
    • Nuclear Cardiology
    • Vascular
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program
  • Commission on Cancer Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
  • Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), Patient Safety Excellence Award

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
  • 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, 5/25/2017

Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic

  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, 8/10/2016
    • Ultrasound, 4/15/2016

Essentia Health-Casselton Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 4/19/2017

Essentia Health-Chisholm Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 2/8/2016

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation
    • Rheumatology, 4/7/2016
    • Dermatology, 12/28/2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Breast MRI, 11/23/2014
    • Stereotactic breast biopsy, 8/14/2015
    • PET/CAT scan, 8/26/2015
    • Breast ultrasound, 10/19/2016
    • Ultrasound 1/16/2017
    • Mammography, 8/27/2015
    • CAT scan, 8/26/2015
    • MRI, 9/28/2015
    • Nuclear medicine, 9/30/2017
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Sleep Center accreditation

Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 1/5/2016

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, 9/22/2017
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, 4/29/2017

Essentia Health-Hibbing Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 11/4/2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, 2/18/2017
    • Ultrasound, 3/30/2015

Essentia Health-International Falls Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 2/25/2016
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, 5/4/2015
    • MRI, 10/4/2017

Essentia Health-Jamestown Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 4/20/2017

Essentia Health-Lakeside Clinic, Duluth

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 9/20/2017

Essentia Health-Lakewalk Clinic, Duluth

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 2/10/2016

Essentia Health-Lisbon Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, 12/29/2015

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, 4/18/2017

Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-Proctor Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 2/10/2016

Essentia Health-Remer Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 1/4/2016

Essentia Health-South University Clinic (Fargo)

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • College of American Pathologists, 3/17/2017
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Breast Center Accreditation

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, 6/23/2016

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, April 18, 2016

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, 4/20/2017

Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

  • American College of Radiology
    • Ultrasound, 4/15/2016
    • Mammography, 8/23/2016

Essentia Health-Wahpeton Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 4/21/2017
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, 8/26/2015

Essentia Health-Walker Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation

Essentia Health-West Acres Clinic, Fargo

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 4/18/17

Essentia Health-West Duluth Clinic

  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 9/19/2017
  • American College of Radiology
    • Mammography, 12/8/2015

Essentia Health-West Fargo Clinic

  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation, 4/19/2017