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Fairview is an award-winning organization

We regularly earn national, state and local recognition for our work. Here are some recent highlights.

2013

► Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville is ranked among the best nursing homes in Minnesota, according to U.S. News & World Report, which gave the nursing home a five-star rating on a scale of one to five stars in its 2013 "Best Nursing Homes" report.

► University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is named among the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs,” by Becker’s Hospital Review. The medical center is the only Twin Cities hospital on the list.

2012

► U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals”University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is ranked as the top hospital in the Twin Cities and ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the United States in 11 medical and surgical specialties:

  • cancer (21st)
  • cardiology & heart surgery (44th)
  • diabetes & endocrinology (24th)
  • ear, nose & throat (26th)
  • gastroenterology (26th)
  • geriatrics (43rd)
  • nephrology (kidney disorders) (21st)
  • neurology and neurosurgery (25th)
  • orthopedics (29th)
  • pulmonology (17th)
  • urology (21st)

► Fairview Southdale Hospital is ranked fourth in the metro area by U.S. News & World Report and recognized as high performing in nine specialty areas: cancer; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; orthopedics; pulmonology and urology.

► Fairview Ridges Hospital is ranked sixth in the metro area by U.S. News & World Report and recognized as high performing in five specialty areas: geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

► U. S. News & World Report's "America's Best Children's Hospitals"—University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in the country in six medical and surgical specialties:

  • cancer treatment (24th)
  • diabetes & endocrinology (45th)
  • gastroenterology (40th)
  • neonatology (22nd)
  • nephrology (19th)
  • urology (45th)

► U.S. News & World Report’s “Most Connected Hospitals 2012-2013”—Three Fairview hospitals, including University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Fairview Southdale and Fairview Ridges hospitals, were recognized as being among only 156 hospitals nationwide that “are both digitally forward and clinically excellent,” according the report. As of 2013, all of Fairview’s hospitals and clinics have a unified electronic medical record.

► Star Tribune’s “Top 100 Workplaces”: Ebenezer ranked 16th on the “large company” list of the 100 best workplaces in the Twin Cities metro area. Fairview Lakes Medical Center also made the list as one 60 companies that met the national standards to be designated a Top Workplace, but were not ranked in Minnesota’s Top 100.
► Minnesota Hospital Association gives Fairview a statewide award for Health Care Career Promotion for our work with the Cedar Riverside Partnership's Urban Scrubs Camp, which provides high school students a unique opportunity to learn about career options in the medical field.

2011

► U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals”—University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the United States in nine medical and surgical specialties.

► U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals regional rankings":
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, ranks No. 1 among 32 hospitals in the Twin Cities greater metro area.
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital ranks seventh in the metro area and is recognized as high performing in six medical and surgical specialties.
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital is ranked ninth in the metro area and was recognized as high performing in three medical and surgical specialties.
     
► U. S. News & World Report's "America's Best Children's Hospitals"—University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital ranks among the top 50 children's hospitals in the country in eight medical and surgical specialties.

► Minnesota Hospital Association gives five statewide awards to Fairview-connected individuals and initiatives:
  • Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace (small hospital category): Fairview Northland Medical Center, for dramatic improvements in patient satisfaction and employee engagement since launching its "Achieving Excellence" initiative.
     
  • Community Benefit Award (large hospital): Fairview Health Services, for opening Fairview Pond Center Clinic in partnership with Bloomington Public Schools. It offers low-cost services to schoolchildren to improve their chances for academic success.
     
  • Community Benefit Award (small hospital): Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, for partnering to create CARE Clinic, a medical clinic open one evening a week that treats uninsured, low-income patients from Goodhue County.
  • Patient Safety Leadership Award: Fairview Southdale Hospital vice president and chief nursing officer Judy Pechacek, for leading a pressure ulcer prevention team that dramatically reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
     
  • Stephen Rogness Distinguished Service Award: Fairview Range Regional Health Services president and CEO Deb Boardman, for her work as a health care leader and advocate for more than 20 years.

► Fairview receives the Minnesota Governor's Partnership Award for Pollution Prevention. Fairview is recognized with a state award from the governor for our leading-edge green efforts, including unique and innovative programs and community partnerships in recycling.

► Fairview receives the American Heart Association's Gold-level "Start! Fit-Friendly Company" award. It honors companies nationwide that demonstrate progressive leadership by making their employees' health and wellness a priority.

► In the Joint Commission's "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures," Fairview Northland and Fairview Red Wing medical centers are recognized as being among the nation's top performers in pneumonia care and surgical care.

2010

► Thomson Reuters Top 10 U.S. health systems: Fairview is ranked as one of the Top 10 health care systems in the nation by researchers from the Thomson Reuters "100 Top Hospitals" program who analyzed the quality and efficiency of 255 U.S. health systems.

U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals”—University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the United States in six medical and surgical specialties.

U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Children's Hospitals"—University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital ranks among the top 30 children’s hospitals in the country in two medical specialties.

► Minnesota Hospital Association gives two statewide awards to Fairview-connected individuals:

  • Trustee of the Year: Silas Buck Foot III for his service as a member of the Fairview Red Wing and Fairview system boards of directors.
  • Volunteer of the Year: Dorice Russell for her work as an active volunteer at Fairview Northland Medical Center.

Star Tribune’s “Top 100 Workplaces”—Ebenezer ranks eighth on the “large company” list of the 100 best workplaces in the Twin Cities metro area.

► CEO Roundtable on Cancer Gold Standard Employer—Fairview becomes the first employer in Minnesota to earn Gold Standard accreditation for our commitment to reducing the risk of cancer for employees and their families by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings and ensuring access to quality treatment.
 
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