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Published on July 01, 2013

CentraCare Health Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

The CentraCare Health – Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello, Sauk Centre and St. Cloud hospitals have been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in patient safety as part of its Hospital Engagement Network. The MHA Hospital Engagement Network is focused on reducing hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent.

The Long Prairie, Melrose and St. Cloud hospitals received a Partnership for Patients Excellence Award from the Minnesota Hospital Association for achieving benchmark performance on five out of six metrics being tracked with the Partnership: venous thrombus embolism (blood clot), pressure ulcers, OB adverse events, falls and readmissions. The CentraCare hospitals were among 30 hospitals in Minnesota demonstrating high performance on three or more hospital acquired conditions.

“CentraCare Health is helping to further strengthen patient safety in Minnesota and contributing to the state’s well deserved reputation for high quality health care,” said Lawrence Massa, MHA president and CEO.

For more information about Minnesota hospitals’ patient safety initiatives, go to

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