Awards & Accreditations, 2012-2014

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  • Aqui Para Ti / Here for You clinic-based development program for Latino youth awarded 2014 Hilary E.C. Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Recognized for excellence in lactation care with the IBCLC Care Award for the period of January 2014 to December 2015 from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association
  • Selected participant in Best Fed Beginnings, a national effort led by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest
  • Participant in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the leading nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in the private sector
  • Coordinated Care Center selected for 2013 National Association of Public Hospitals (NAPH) Gage Award for population health improvement
  • Recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Received 2013 Wellness by Design Gold Award for fourth consecutive year from Hennepin County for our worksite wellness program, HealthQuest
  • Recognized as 2013 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program
  • Five specialties – diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, pulmonology, urology – cited as "high performing" by US News & World Report in 2013-14 America’s Best Hospitals publication
  • Hennepin Heart Center recognized as #1 rated Cardiology Clinic in the state for "overall provider experience" as part of the 2013 Clinician and Group CAHPS (CGCAHPS) survey
  • Six HCMC nurses honored as finalists in Mpls.St.Paul magazine's 2013 Outstanding Nurses Awards
  • Twenty-five HCMC physicians representing 17 specialties listed as 2013 Top Doctors by their peers in Mpls.St.Paul magazine
  • Recognized for outstanding support of Cancer Prevention Study-3 by the American Cancer Society for hosting largest enrollment site in 2013 Twin Cities campaign
  • Health e Matters monthly e-newsletter awarded 2013 Gold Award of Excellence in Electronic Marketing category by the Minnesota Health Strategy & Communications Network
  • HCMC Facebook page recognized as one of 10 Best Employer Brands on Facebook by SmartRecruiters Blog, a source for how to hire in the social web
  • Recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association with 2012 Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace Award
  • Richfield Clinic voted "Best Clinic" in 2012 by readers of Richfield’s Sun Current newspaper
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Updated 2/2014
  • Brooklyn Park Clinic has lowest Caesarean section rate in Minnesota according to 2012 Health Care Quality Report by MN Community Measurement. HCMC system also cited as among state’s top performers with C-section rates of 20 percent or less
  • Awarded silver medal of honor for organ donation excellence for the fifth time by the Department of Health and Human Services at 2012 National Learning Congress
  • Reached highest level of electronic medical record implementation (Stage 7) as tracked by HIMSS Analytics in 2012. We are the First Twin Cities hospital and third Minnesota hospital to achieve this level
  • Enhanced Discharge Transitions of Care Team, part of HCMC Pharmacy Services, was one of eight programs recognized for improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital readmissions by the Medication Management in Care Transitions Project of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Selected as a leading practice site for 340B drug pricing program, providing applied examples of leading 340B management and clinical practices to other institutions across the country
  • Security Department ranked 18th out of a group of 80 hospital security departments in Security Magazine's 2012 Security 500 Rankings
  • Faces of Inspiration campaign sharing patient and staff stories was honored for excellence in health care communications in the Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network’s 2012 Beacon Awards

Current Accreditations and Certifications

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  • Accredited by The Joint Commission for Hospital and Behavioral Health Care programs
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • Hennepin Stroke Center granted a continuing Passed Certification for the Advanced Primary Stroke Disease Specific Care program by The Joint Commission
  • Verified Level I Adult Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons
  • Verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons
  • Verified Burn Center by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons
  • Nine primary care clinics certified as Health Care Homes by the Minnesota Department of Health: Whittier Clinic, Brooklyn Center Clinic, Brooklyn Park Clinic, East Lake Clinic, Richfield Clinic, the downtown Pediatric Clinic, Positive Care Clinic, Aqui Para Ti, and the Coordinated Care Clinic
  • Nine clinics named accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators: Diabetes Center, Downtown Medicine Clinic, Internal Medicine Clinic at Parkside, Whittier Clinic, East Lake Clinic, Richfield Clinic, Brooklyn Center Clinic, Brooklyn Park Clinic, and St. Anthony Village Clinic
  • Designated Adult Renal Transplant Center, CMS certified and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing member in good standing
  • Knapp Rehabilitation Center accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities as a comprehensive rehabilitation program with a specialty in brain injury for adults and adolescents and a specialty in stroke rehabilitation for adults
  • HCMC EMG Laboratory fully accredited with exemplary status through the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. HCMC EMG Laboratory is one of only two accredited laboratories in Minnesota and the first in the state to achieve accreditation with exemplary status
  • Toxicology Laboratory accredited by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. HCMC Toxicology Laboratory is the first laboratory in Minnesota and one of only five in the Midwest to receive ABFT accreditation
  • Hyperbaric Medicine program accredited by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Society "with distinction"
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center certified as Survivorship Training and Rehab (STAR) Program by Oncology Rehab Partners. HCMC Cancer Center is only STAR Program in the state to offer premium cancer rehabilitation and survivorship services by a multidisciplinary team
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program in 2012 with a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care. We are the second Cancer Center in Minnesota to earn this certification
  • Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Hennepin Health Foundation awarded "Meets Standards" seal by Charities Review Council