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Awards and Recognition

Joint Commission Gold Seal

The success of Lake Region Healthcare shines through its recognition by national organizations and other groups that rank health care facilities. We are proud to have earned the following awards of distinction and recognition of excellence:

The Joint Commission

Lake Region Healthcare has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Because The Joint Commission standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry, hospitals that participate in this accreditation process also commit to providing the highest level of quality patient care. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval earned by Lake Region Healthcare provides clear evidence that we demonstrate compliance to the most stringent standards of performance.

CARF Accreditation for Acute Rehabilitation Services

When the services or provider you choose receives a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation, you can rest assured of receiving the highest-quality services possible. Lake Region Healthcare again earned a three-year accreditation for our acute rehabilitation services.

Cardiac Rehabilitation National Certification

Lake Region Healthcare has also been awarded the AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation) program certification for its outstanding cardiac rehabilitation program. The AACVPR certification recognizes programs that have been rigorously reviewed and meet the AACVPR requirements for exceptionally high standards of care.

CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program

The Lake Region Hospital Laboratory successfully completed an inspection process resulting in a CAP (College of American Pathologists) accreditation. This places Lake Region Healthcare in an exclusive group of laboratories worldwide that have met the maximum standards of excellence. The program’s goal is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard-setting, and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Gynecology Specialty on U.S.News & World Report Best List

Lake Region Healthcare has been recognized as one of America’s high-performing hospitals in the gynecology specialty area in U.S.News & World Report “Best Hospitals” 2011–12 edition. U.S.News surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for almost 5,000 hospitals to rank the best. Death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation were a few of the factors considered. Lake Region Healthcare’s gynecology department scored particularly high in patient safety with a superior rating, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.

Thomson Top 100 Hospitals

Lake Region Hospital was named one of the country’s top 100 hospitals in performance improvement in 2006. The designation is based on the study of publicly available data from 2001–2006. In addition to patient outcomes, the study’s authors reviewed hospital statistics for patient safety, hospital efficiency, financial stability and growth.  

Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Awards

We have received the following awards from the Minnesota Hospital Association(MHA):

The MHA Patient Safety Excellence Award is given to hospitals that are actively participating in one of MHA’s safety campaigns and achieve 90 percent or higher of campaign roadmap steps.

The Patient Safety Excellence Award for work on preventing pressure ulcers through the SAFE SKIN initiative. The SAFE SKIN Road Map to a Comprehensive Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program provides a detailed list of recommended actions that are organized under the SAFE SKIN acronym:

  • Safety coordination.
  • Accurate and concurrent reporting.
  • Facility expectations, staff education and accountability.
  • Education for patients and families.
  • Skin inspection and risk assessment.
  • Keep pressure off—minimize pressure, friction and shear.
  • Incontinence/moisture protection.
  • Nutrition.

The Patient Safety Excellence Award for work on preventing adverse surgical events (the wrong procedure being performed, or a procedure being performed on the wrong body part or patient) through the SAFE SITE initiative. The Road Map to a Comprehensive Safe Site Procedure Program provides a detailed list of recommended actions that are organized under the SAFE SITE acronym:

  • Safe site team.
  • Access to information.
  • Facility expectations.
  • Educate staff and patients.
  • Sign site with initials.
  • Informed consent.
  • Time out.
  • Effective communication.

The Patient Safety Excellence Award for work on preventing patients from falling during hospital stays through the SAFE from FALLS initiative. The SAFE from FALLS Road Map to a Comprehensive Falls Prevention Program provides a detailed list of recommended actions that are organized under the SAFE from FALLS acronym: 

  • Safety coordination.
  • Accurate and concurrent reporting.
  • Facility expectations, staff education and accountability.
  • Education for patients and families.
  • Fall risk screening.
  • Assessment of risk factors.
  • Linked interventions.
  • Learn from events.
  • Safe environment.

The SAFE COUNT campaign aims to prevent objects such as sponges from being retained after a patient gives birth. The SAFE COUNT Road Map to Preventing Retained Objects in Vaginal Deliveries provides a detailed list of recommended actions that are organized under the SAFE COUNT acronym:

  • SAFE COUNT teams.
  • Access to information.
  • Facility expectations.
  • Educate staff.
  • Count sponges, sharps and other items.
  • Obtain post-delivery imaging.
  • Use of whiteboard or other visual documentation.
  • Never use anything but radiopaque.
  • Time-out, "Pause for the Gauze."

The SAFE ACCOUNT campaign aims to prevent objects from being retained after a patient has surgery. The SAFE ACCOUNT Road Map to Preventing Retained Objects in the O.R. provides a detailed list of recommended actions:

  • SAFE ACCOUNT teams.
  • Access to information.
  • Facility expectations.
  • Educate staff.

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