Minnesota Hospital Association

Quality & Patient Safety

Partnership for Patients Excellence Awards

More than 100 hospitals across Minnesota participated in the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 (HEN 2.0) focusing on improving ten hospital-acquired conditions. The goals of the campaign were to:

  • Decrease preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent
  • Decrease hospital readmissions by 20 percent   

MHA recognizes HEN participants for their superior performance in patient safety when they achieve and sustain a 40 percent reduction on at least six hospital-acquired conditions and meet three or more patient and family engagement (PFE) criteria. Hospitals that meet this level of achievement receive a Partnership for Patients Excellence banner to display in their hospital. Under the initial HEN work, 25 hospitals received a banner. 

91 hospitals have demonstrated high performance on three or more hospital-acquired conditions through HEN 2.0.

The following hospitals have been recognized by MHA for superior performance in patient safety as part of HEN 2.0:

  • Appleton Area Health Services
  • Buffalo Hospital
  • CentraCare Health - Melrose
  • CentraCare Health - Monticello
  • CentraCare Health - Paynesville
  • CHI St. Joseph's Health, Park Rapids
  • Essentia Health-Fosston
  • FirstLight Health System, Mora
  • Glencoe Regional Health Services
  • Granite Falls Health
  • Hutchinson Health
  • Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls
  • LifeCare Medical Center, Roseau
  • Maple Grove Hospital
  • Meeker Memorial Hospital, Litchfield
  • Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake
  • Mille Lacs Health System, Onamia
  • Northfield Hospital
  • Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester
  • Perham Health
  • Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls
  • RC Hospital & Clinics, Olivia
  • Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls
  • Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center
  • Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin
  • Sanford Luverne Medical Center
  • Sanford Tracy Medical Center
  • Sanford Wheaton Medical Center
  • Sleepy Eye Medical Center
  • Tri-County Health Care, Wadena
  • United Hospital District, Blue Earth
  • Windom Area Hospital