Fairview listed among top Minnesota hospitalsFairview Red Wing Medical Center is one of seven Minnesota hospitals that provide above-average health care, according to MyHealthCompare.com.
By: Anne Jacobson, The Republican Eagle
Fairview Red Wing Medical Center is one of seven Minnesota hospitals that provide above-average health care, according to MyHealthCompare.com.
The new hospital comparison Web Site uses data from 43 medical quality and satisfaction measures — including heart disease, pneumonia, children’s asthma
and surgery — to rate
Fairview Red Wing scored 88.4 percent, second only to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn., which scored 88.9 percent. Fairview Northland also scored 88.4 percent.
“Our work is driven by the need to provide safe and exceptional care to each patient, every day,” Scott Wordelman said in a press release.
He is president and chief executive officer of Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.
The local hospital led the six other highly rated Minnesota hospitals in cardiac care, scoring 95.8 percent. That compares to the statewide average of 87.1 percent and national average of 87.3 percent.
Fairview Red Wing, which recently expanded its surgical center, scored 95.5 percent for surgical care. Pneumonia care also rated well above average at 92.3 percent.
“We are continually looking for ways to improve the care we provide,
so this recognition is rewarding,” Wordelman said.
Lake City Medical Center —-- Mayo Health System also was ranks highly for surgery, scoring 93.7 percent. Its pneumonia care exceeded 94 percent. A score of 75.1 percent in cardiac care brought that facility’s average down to 82.2 percent.
St. Marys Hospital, part of Mayo Clinic, had an overall score of 88.3 percent.
Cannon Falls Community Hospital was not rated in the findings posted this week at www.myhealthcompare.com
Overall, Minnesota and Wisconsin hospitals performed better than their counterparts nationwide. Wisconsin hospitals scored an average of 84.3 percent. Minnesota’s average score was 83.3 percent. The national average is 82.5 percent.
Forty-three Minnesota hospitals and 61 Wisconsin hospitals had sufficient data to be included in the MyHealthCompare analysis.
Dr. Archelle Georgious, president of Georgious Consulting in Minneapolis, founded MyHealthCompare.
The firm rated hospitals using date submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.