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Seven Fairview hospitals among the best in the nation according to CMS rating

April 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced their star ratings for quality, and seven of our hospitals rate among the nation’s best with ratings of four stars or higher.

In the Twin Cities, we are the only health care system to have hospitals achieve a five-star rating, with both Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital doing so. They are two of only 293 hospitals (top 6 percent) nationally to receive five stars. In Minnesota, only eight hospitals achieved this.

“This is further affirmation that our staff and physicians provide the highest level of care for our patients,” says Abraham Jacob, MD, Chief Quality Officer, M Health Fairview. “Our system of hospitals and clinics is proud to be recognized as one of the leading health systems in the region, and we’re honored that our communities trust us to care for them. We have several highly rated hospitals in our system that continue to provide a model for health care delivery in the region.”

Hospitals in our system which achieved the four-star rating are:

• Fairview Northland Medical Center
• Fairview Lakes Medical Center
• Fairview Range Medical Center
• Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital
• Woodwinds Health Campus

CMS evaluates more than 4,000 hospitals nationwide and assigns them one to five stars, with five being the highest possible rating. This information helps patients compare hospitals.

The CMS rating system is based on 57 publicly reported quality measures across performance areas, such as patient experience, safety of care, readmission and effectiveness of care.

Congratulations to our top performing hospitals!

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