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Published on July 28, 2020
Each year, Essentia Health contracts with Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to randomly survey patients about their experiences in its hospitals and clinics. PRC uses results from these surveys to rank Essentia physicians, staff and facilities within its national database of approximately 400 healthcare organizations. The 2020 awards are based on patient surveys conducted throughout 2019.
In Essentia’s West Market, which encompasses eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, two physicians received PRC’s Top Performer Award meaning they scored at or above the 100th percentile for overall quality of care. Top Performers include:
Across the Essentia Health system, six physicians and advanced practitioners were named Top Performers.
Additional honors were awarded to the following:
5-Star Award: Scoring in the top 10 percent (at or above the 90th percentile) of PRC national client database for percentage of patients who rate the overall quality of care by the clinic/facility or unit/provider as “Excellent.”
The following hospital units also received a 5-Star Award in Overall Quality of Care:
4-Star Award: Scoring in the top 25 percent (75th through 89th percentiles) for percentage of patients rating the overall quality of care of the unit/clinic/provider as “Excellent.”
The following hospital units also received a 4-Star Award in Overall Quality of Care:
“The kindness and compassion with which our physicians and providers deliver their care to our patients is the basis for the healing they provide each and every day,” said Essentia Health CEO David C. Herman, MD. “This recognition, although not the reason for their caring manner, is an important demonstration of the gratitude and appreciation their patients feel for their care. I am inspired by their work, and proud and humbled to have them as colleagues.”
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