SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality in the country. The results were calculated using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for quality. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association.
Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Quality recipients are those hospitals that achieved a rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.
“The providers and employees at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield are absolutely deserving of this recognition,” says Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator. “Our local team is fully engaged and dedicated to offering the highest quality health care. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality ranking is validation of those efforts.”
Thoreson and Jenny Kettner, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield nurse manager, credit long-term initiatives for the enhancement of quality at the medical center.
“Here at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield, we’ve worked on a number of quality improvements over the years, including various forms of heart care, surgical care and outpatient measures. We continually move our focus to new areas to ensure quality improvement touches all aspects of the patient experience,” says Kettner. “These top-tier practices are ingrained in our providers and staff, so we know our patients are getting the best care.”
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.