Fairview gets high marks in healthcare report cardFairview Red Wing scored highly in a healthcare quality report released today by the Department of Health.
Fairview Red Wing scored highly in a healthcare quality report released today by the Department of Health.
The report, mandated in the 2008 Minnesota Healthcare Reform law, assembles ratings of hospitals and clinics across 43 categories -- from the treatment of chronic conditions like diabetes to the prevention of infections prior to surgery.
The Red Wing hospital surpassed the state average in all 16 categories where sufficient data was available.
In one notable example, 96 percent of patients studied were given instructions upon release from the hospital, as is recommended by state health officials. That compares with a statewide average of 70 percent.
The Fairview clinics in Red Wing and Zumbrota surpassed the state average in 10 out of 13 categories. The Zumbrota clinic received a lower-than-average rating for its treatment of diabetes, garnering 22 percent compared with the state average of 28 percent.
Other local hospitals and clinics included in the report include the Mayo Health System branch hospitals in Lake City and Cannon Falls and the Olmstead Medical Center branch clinic in Wanamingo.
To view the full report, go to http://www.health.state.mn.us/healthreform/measurement/report/index.html.
Look to this Saturday’s edition of the R-E for more on this story.