Published on October 05, 2020

Essentia Health recognized for depression care - Fargo/Moorhead Area

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

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 were recognized as Top Performers, meaning they were among the top 15 clinics in the measure(s) listed:

  • Essentia Health-Osgood Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Ada Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening; and Adult Depression – Response at Six Months
  • Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Frazee Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Graceville Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Jamestown Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Menahga Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-Walker Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
  • Essentia Health-West Acres Clinic: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening; Adult Depression – Response at Six Months; and Adult Depression – Response at 12 Months
  • Essentia Health-Bagley Clinic: Adult Depression – Six-Month Follow-Up; and Adult Depression – 12-Month Follow-Up
  • Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Pelican Rapids Clinic: Adult Depression – Six-Month Follow-Up; and Adult Depression – Remission at Six Months
  • Essentia Health-Valley City Clinic: Adult Depression – Six-Month Follow-Up; Adult Depression – Response at Six Months; Adult Depression – Remission at Six Months; and Adult Depression – Remission at 12 Months
  • Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic: Adult Depression – Response at Six Months; Adult Depression – 12-Month Follow-Up; and Adult Depression – Response at 12 Months
    Essentia Health-Wahpeton Clinic: Adult Depression – 12-Month Follow-Up; and Adult Depression – Response at 12 Months

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

Visit EssentiaHealth.org to learn more about Essentia Health’s mental health offerings.

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