Awards and Recognition

2018

Stars Among Us Innovation Award (LeadingAge Minnesota): Ebenezer, the senior services arm of Fairview Health Services, was recognized for its innovation in developing a program that allows older adults to experience sights and sounds from around the world through virtual reality.

2018 Rising Stars (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine): 164 doctors from Fairview and its partners were recognized as exceptional physicians who have been practicing medicine for 10 years or less. Among the "Rising Stars" are providers from Fairview, HealthEast, University of Minnesota Physicians and independent clinics that are part of our provider network.

2018 Partner for Change Award and Greening the Operating Room Recognition Awards (Practice Greenhealth): Fairview Southdale Hospital was awarded for continuously improving programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably, as well as reducing the impact of surgical suites. 

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience (Women’s Choice Award): Fairview Southdale Hospital was recognized for its commitment to creating an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care.

2017

Four- and Five-Star Ratings (by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services): Fairview Southdale Hospital was one of only eight hospitals in Minnesota to receive a five-star rating in overall hospital quality in 2018. Woodwinds Health Campus, Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Ridges Hospital and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital all received four-star ratings.

Top Doctors (by Minnesota Monthly): 342 providers from across the Fairview system were recognized — more than any other Twin Cities health care system. That number includes providers from Fairview, HealthEast, University of Minnesota Physicians and independent partner clinics who see patients at our facilities.

► 2017 Risk Management Award (by American Excess Insurance Exchange): Fairview Ridges Hospital’s Emergency Department was honored with the Risk Management Award and a $12,000 grant for patient safety. 

2017 100 Top Hospitals (by Truven Health Analytics): For the second year in a row, Fairview Northland Medical Center was recognized for performance across 11 key measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

► 2017 Get With The Guidelines: Heart Failure Care (by American Heart Association): University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital each received “gold” certification, while Fairview Northland Medical Center and Fairview Range Medical Center both received “silver” status. To achieve the award, a hospital must be dedicated to developing, assessing and delivering evidence-based treatments and consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines for heart failure care.

 Top Doctors for Women (by Minnesota Monthly): Three HealthEast Heart Care physicians were named to the magazine’s list of top doctors for women’s health care.

 2017 Presidents' Community Partner Award (by Minnesota Campus Compact): Ebenezer-managed senior living community Martin Luther Campus was recognized as a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with a college or university.

► 2017 System for Change and Partner for Change Awards (by Practice Greenhealth): For the second year in a row, Fairview was recognized for working cohesively to set systemwide sustainability goals, track data, and share successes in environmental performance. In addition, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and University of Minnesota Medical Center were recognized for superior performance in environmental sustainability at the hospital level.

► 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award (by Healthgrades): Fairview Ridges Hospital, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, and HealthEast’s Woodwinds Health Campus. Recognizes delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay.

 2017 Governor's Safety Award (by Minnesota Safety Council): Fairview Range Medical Center was recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health. Applicants for the Governor’s Safety Award are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.

 110 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Know (by Becker’s Hospital Review): Fairview Health Services was named to the 2017 edition of Becker's Hospital Review’s 110 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to Know for the sixth year in a row.

2017 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Awards (Minnesota Health Action Group): 33 Fairview and University of Minnesota Health clinics were awarded for delivering high-quality clinical care.

► Best Children’s Hospital (by U.S. News & World Report): University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital was again ranked the Twin Cities’ best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, and nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology (#48), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#39), Neonatology (#33), Nephrology (#31)* and Pulmonology (#43). This is the fourth year in a row that our neonatology program earned the highest ranking of any hospital or service in Minnesota.

2016

► America’s Best Employers (by Forbes): Out of more than 500 employers on the list, Fairview came in at No. 60. No other Twin Cities health care system was ranked higher.

► Best Regional Hospitals List (by U.S. News & World Report): Fairview Southdale Hospital was named to the Best Regional Hospitals list by U.S. News & World Report, placing No. 4 in the Minneapolis metro area and No. 6 in Minnesota. In addition, Fairview Southdale Hospital was also given a high performing rating for its work in six categories of common medical procedures and conditions (abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement). Fairview Ridges Hospital was given a high performing rating for its work in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and hip replacement.

► Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement (by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota): Fairview Lakes Medical Center was recognized as a health care facility shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

Best 50 Supply Chains in North America (by Global Healthcare Exchange): Fairview was recognized for improving operational performance and driving down costs through supply chain automation.

► Innovation in Health Care Award (by HealthPartners): The innovative care delivery model used by Fairview Pharmacy's Medication Therapy Management team was recognized.

► Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award (by National Patient Safety Foundation): Fairview was recognized for creating and implementing a successful patient safety initiative that improved the management of biological specimens across its hospitals.

► 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence awards (by Minnesota Health Action Group): 19 Fairview clinics were honored for delivering high-quality outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease and/or depression.

► America’s Best Hospitals Awards (by Women’s Choice Awards): Hospitals throughout the Fairview system were recognized for excellence in care and patient experience:

► 2016 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Award (by Press Ganey): Fairview Northland Medical Center was recognized for outstanding nursing quality.

► 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award (by Press Ganey): Fairview Northland Medical Center was recognized for outstanding patient experience results in the Emergency Department. 

► Best Children’s Hospital (by U.S. News & World Report): University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is the Twin Cities’ top children’s hospital according to U.S. News & World Report, and nationally ranked in four pediatric specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#41), Neonatology (#30), Nephrology (#41) and Pulmonology (#33). Our neonatology program is the highest ranked in Minnesota