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Published on November 23, 2015

CentraCare Health – Monticello Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

CentraCare Health – Monticello has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in patient safety as part of its Hospital Engagement Network 2.0. The MHA Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 is working to reduce hospital acquired conditions by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent.

CentraCare Health – Monticello has committed resources to improve on 6 of the 10 focus areas, including adverse drug events; catheter-associated urinary tract infections; central-line-associated blood stream infections; injuries from falls and immobility; obstetrical adverse events, including early elective deliveries; pressure ulcers; preventable readmissions; surgical site infections; venous thromboembolism; and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It was among 22 hospitals recognized by MHA for demonstrating high performance on six or more hospital acquired conditions

CentraCare Health – Monticello has implemented state wide policy and procedures that reflect best practice Implementation for falls, Skin, and Early Elective Deliveries.  We have also worked to implement the Patient Family Partner Program. 

“We are proud to be recognized by the MHA for our commitment to patient safety,” said Mary Ellen Wells, administrator at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “The care of our patients is our number one priority and receiving this recognition demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality health care in our community.”


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