Clinics Rewarded for Optimal Care and Patient Outcomes

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Several CentraCare Health clinic sites were recognized for delivering optimal care and improving specific patient outcomes as part of the 2015 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the Minnesota Quality Incentive Payment System, a State of Minnesota pay-for-performance program administered by the Minnesota Health Action Group.

These clinics were recognized for achieving specific clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease or depression. Meeting achievement goals is the highest level of recognition and CentraCare Clinic – St. Joseph and CentraCare Clinic – River Campus Internal Medicine were recognized for achieving optimal diabetes care.

CentraCare Health’s clinic sites in St. Joseph, MelroseMonticello and Sauk Centre were recognized for meeting the improvement goal for optimal vascular care. CentraCare Health - Monticello Medical Group also met the improvement goal for depression care and CentraCare’s clinic site in Eagle Bend (Eagle Valley Clinic) was recognized for optimal diabetes care.

“I consider Minnesota to be one of the best in the country for community measures and quality metrics,” said CentraCare Clinic medical director George Morris, MD. “We are helping to set the bar for the nation.”

The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program uses publicly reported clinical data to identify clinics that meet or exceed optimal care standards for a specified percentage of patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression.

View a complete list of reward recipients