Nicollet Methodist Hospital honored with MHA Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace
MHA on June 1 honored innovative programs and outstanding
leaders in health care at its 34th annual awards ceremony.
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital received the Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace
Award in the large hospital category, which recognizes hospitals that have gone
the extra mile to strengthen employee engagement and satisfaction.
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital was honored for its implementation of a
culture it calls “Head + Heart, Together.” This culture has created a work
environment where both patients and employees feel welcomed, included and
valued. Employees are supported in their well-being journeys and have resources
available to help them reach these goals.
Additional award winners will be profiled in upcoming issues of Newsline. To
learn more about the award winners, visit the MHA website. return to top
for PMP prescriber education sessions
The Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is offering
education sessions throughout Minnesota to prescribers of controlled
substances. Continuing education credits are available at no cost to
Following the completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe the prescriber’s
ability to minimize misuse of controlled substance prescriptions
- Describe the capabilities and
benefits of using the MN PMP
- Explain how prescribers can
implement the use of MN PMP into their workflow practices
- Describe how increased
utilization of MN PMP can impact prescription misuse
- Identify additional resources
to minimize misuse of controlled substance prescriptions
Sessions are scheduled June 14 in Bemidji, July 26 in St. Cloud
and Aug. 9 in Duluth. A session will also be scheduled in the Twin Cities in
fall 2018. To learn more and register, visit the PMP website. return to top
HIIN efforts save 8,000 lives, $2.9 billion in costs
Data released June 5 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ) show that national Hospital Improvement Innovation Network
(HIIN) efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions, such as adverse drug
events and injuries from falls, helped prevent an estimated 8,000 deaths and
save $2.9 billion between 2014 and 2016.
MHA is one of 16 national, regional or state hospital associations, Quality
Improvement Organizations and health system organizations selected by the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in HIIN. Through MHA’s
HIIN, hospitals and health systems across the state have made significant
progress toward reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and
readmissions, as well as reducing harm across the board.
Since 2014, Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems have averted 24,693 harms,
prevented 9,013 readmissions and saved $170,916,294 in costs.
To learn more about the nationwide results, view the CMS press release. return to top
Healthcare names new CEO
Riverwood Healthcare Center has selected Todd
Sandberg as chief executive officer. He will join Riverwood on June 18.
Sandberg brings more than 20 years of health care leadership experience,
including a broad range of responsibilities. He most recently served as the
vice president, regional operations, for Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia
and the vice president/administrator for Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center. Learn
more on Riverwood’s website. return to top