Published on September 29, 2020

Essentia Health recognized for depression care

In a comprehensive report titled “Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and Adolescents” by MN Community Measurement, Essentia Health and several of its clinics were recognized for outstanding performance.

Essentia Health was cited as a Top Performer, among the top five medical groups for overall depression-case outcomes. We also were cited as a High Performer, scoring above the statewide average on at least 50 percent of the measures in which we were eligible. Essentia was above average in the following “adult” measures: Six-Month Follow-Up; Response at Six Months; Remission at Six Months; 12-Month Follow-Up; Response at 12 Months; and Remission at 12 Months.

“Mental health — and specifically depression — is something that we take very seriously at Essentia Health,” said Dan Collins, vice president for quality at Essentia. “And while we’re proud of this recognition for our providers and clinics, we continue to strive for improvement. We are committed to meeting every aspect of our patients’ health care needs.”

The following clinics in Essentia’s East Market also were recognized as Top Performers, meaning they were among the top 15 clinics in the measure(s) listed:

  • Essentia Health-Northern Pines Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Proctor Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic: Adult Depression – Response at Six Months; Adult Depression – Remission at Six Months; Adult Depression – 12-Month Follow-Up; Adult Depression – Response at 12 Months; and Adult Depression – Remission at 12 Months
  • Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic: Adult Depression – Remission at Six Months; and Adult Depression – Remission at 12 Months
  • Essentia Health-International Falls Clinic: Adult Depression – 12-Month Follow-Up

MN Community Measurement is an independent nonprofit organization that uses data to drive improvement. The report is based on care provided in 2019.

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