Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Winona Health’s awards and accreditation affirm that we have a dedicated, high-caliber, service-oriented staff the community can count on and trust.

1610, 2018

Ian Young, MD, receives medical staff’s first Teacher of the Year award

October 16th, 2018|

Ian Young, MD, Urgent CareIan Young, MD, received the first annual Teacher of the Year award from the Winona Health medical staff. The award is based on feedback provided by medical students during their clinical rotations at Winona Health.

Each year, Winona Health provides opportunities for students on their path to becoming a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified registered nurse anesthetist, to complete their clinical rotations under the guidance of Winona Health physicians.

The Des Moines University School of Medicine & Health Sciences students who nominated Dr. Young noted that the opportunity to work with Dr. Young is one of the reasons he chose to return to Winona Health to complete an additional month of training.

In […]

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2109, 2018

Winona Health Volunteer Manager, Kris Walters, receives state award

September 21st, 2018|

Kris Walters, Winona Health Volunteer Manager, received the 2018 Heart of Minnesota Outstanding Volunteer Resource Professional Award at the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers annual conference in Brooklyn Park on Thursday, September 13.

The award was established by the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers to honor a volunteer manager who provides supportive, enthusiastic leadership, and works to provide meaningful volunteer services to enhance the lives of patients, residents and others in the facility in which they work.

The Winona Health Volunteers shared the following comments in their nomination:

Through many years of Kris’s leadership, we have been inspired as volunteers to contribute our talent, energy and compassion to Winona Health. She gives us endless words of encouragement and advice and listens to our concerns and ideas so we […]

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2706, 2018

Winona Health again recognized among Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in U.S.

June 27th, 2018|

2nd consecutive year Winona Health on Top 100 list

Several Winona Health staff members gather for a “Top 100” photo. Earning a spot on the Top 100 list takes the commitment of the entire Winona Health team: physicians, associate providers, staff and volunteers.

Winona Health was named a Top 100 U.S. Rural & Community Hospital for the second consecutive year.

Earning a spot on the Top 100 list is based on performance across numerous metrics collected on all hospitals by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health. It is the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance.

“What this means to our patients is that […]

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806, 2018

Program to help curb opioid use earns Minnesota Hospital Association Quality and Safety Award

June 8th, 2018|

Members of the team on hand to accept the award (l – r): Merry Enright, Nurse Manager, Clinic; Cheryl Peterson, Operations Improvement Manager; Marti Bollman, VP of Primary Care and Wellness; Daniel Parker, MD, Internal Medicine Physician; E. Allen Beguin, MD, Family Medicine Physician; and Rachelle Schultz, EdD, President and CEO.

Winona Health’s Conservative Management Clinic has earned a Minnesota Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Award.

Winona Health developed the Conservative Management Clinic to increase safety, improve care, and decrease the risk of accidental overdose and medications getting into the wrong hands. After research and planning, Winona Health launched the Conservative Management Clinic in the fall of 2015.

In the Conservative Management Clinic, and now throughout Winona […]

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1005, 2018

Winona Health’s Community Care Network earns Innovation Award

May 10th, 2018|

Winona Health’s Community Care Network: front seated: Jenna Van Beek, RN; Paula Philipps, RN; Katie Semling, RN. Second row: Dawn Gronner, LSW; Kelly Fluharty, MPH; Betty Crawford, RN, On stairs from top: Amanda McGregor, LGSW; Merry Enright, RN, Population Health Manager; Cassie Boddy, LISW; Karen Mahon, RN; and Jodi Olson, LSW.

Winona Health’s Community Care Network has earned a Health Care Homes Innovation Award from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Health Care Homes Innovation awards recognize outstanding results and improved community health through whole-person care, team-based care, community partnership, quality improvement and health equity.

“The primary goal of the Community Care Network team is to develop relationships with clients so we can help them identify barriers and develop creative […]

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2107, 2017

Winona Health designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence!

July 21st, 2017|

Winona Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Being awarded the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence signifies that Winona Health has earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

“It takes an incredible team commitment to earn accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” said Claudine Van Meeteren, director of Imaging Services at Winona Health. “The criteria is extensive and includes everything from staff credentials, board certifications and continuing education to image quality assurance documentation. Our technology is the best of the best, and we have an outstanding team devoted to providing the highest standard of […]

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1304, 2017

Winona Health among TOP 100 in the U.S.

April 13th, 2017|

Winona Health was named a top 100 U.S. rural and community hospital. The list includes the 100 top-performing rural and community U.S. hospitals in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers.

There are 5,564 registered hospitals in the U.S. according to the American Hospital Association, and 1,829 are categorized as rural community hospitals. In Minnesota alone, there are 145 hospitals, 108 of which are rural community hospitals. Of the top 100 in the U.S., only four Minnesota hospitals were recognized– Winona Health in Winona;  Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls; Allina Health-District One Hospital in Faribault; and Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea.

“To be in the […]

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602, 2015

Among only 7 percent in the nation for IT award

February 6th, 2015|

Independent, rural community health system, Winona Health, earns national award for advanced Information Technology

A rural Minnesota, independent community healthcare system is among the top 7 percent of healthcare systems in the nation when it comes to using information technology to improve healthcare quality, safety and outcomes.

Winona Health, nestled in Winona, Minn., (population 28,000) along the Mississippi river in southeast Minnesota, has been a pioneer in health information technology adoption to improve care since 2001 when it was among the first healthcare organizations to develop an integrated electronic medical record system. Today, the organization conducts healthcare appointments in a paperless environment.

After a rigorous, independent onsite visit during which evaluators observed healthcare providers and nurses caring for patients using the organization’s electronic patient records, they announced that […]

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2304, 2014

Winona Health receives state Excellence Award based on Baldrige criteria

April 23rd, 2014|

Pictured left to right: Brian Lassiter, President, Performance Excellence Network; Rachelle Schultz, President/CEO, Winona Health; Ken Mogren, Board Chair, Winona Health; Jennifer Burmeister, Director, Southeast Minnesota, Performance Excellence Network. Pictured (l–r): Brian Lassiter, President, Performance Excellence Network; Rachelle Schultz, President/CEO, Winona Health; Ken Mogren, Board Chair, Winona Health; Jennifer Burmeister, Director, Southeast Minnesota, Performance Excellence Network.

The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, presented Winona Health with the 2013 Performance Excellence Award. The Award is based on the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Only two organizations in the state were recognized at this level: Winona Health and Cardinal of Minnesota.

An organization achieving the Excellence Award has undergone rigorous evaluation by independent, trained […]

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Archives

2013:

  • Winona Health 2012 Annual Report earns Gold award in national competition.
  • Winona Health recognized as a “Most Wired Small and Rural” hospital.
  • Winona Health awarded an “A” for patient safety.
  • Winona Health again awarded an “A” for patient safety.

2012:

  • Winona Health marketing team receives national and regional.
  • Winona Health recognized for positive performance in new reform-minded hospital ratings system.
  • Winona Health recognized for Electronic Medical Record advancement.

2011:

  • Winona Health Laboratory again receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists).
  • Winona Health Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program receives national certification.
  • Winona Health earns patient safety excellence award.
  • Winona Health participates in major program to Advance Health Information Technology.
  • Winona Health Diabetes Self-Management Program now accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators).
  • Winona Health marketing team receives national award.
  • Winona Health recognized for Performance Excellence.
  • Winona Health again earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition.
  • Winona Health assisted living residences earn confident choices designation.

2010:

  • Winona Health Family Medicine receives recognition from professional medical management association.
  • Winona Health Emergency Department earns level IV Trauma designation.
  • Winona Health Auxiliary recognized as Outstanding Philanthropic Organization.

2009:

  • Winona Health earns top performer status in Center for Medicare & Medicaid quality program.
  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals

2008:

  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals

2007:

  • Minnesota Quality Award – Achievement Level
  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals
  • Most Innovative Acute Care Hospitals

2006:

  • Minnesota Quality Award – Advancement Level
  • Premier Quality Award
  • Heritage Commission “Commendation Award”
  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals

2005:

  • Business Appreciation Award in Technology
  • Excellence in Practice Award
  • Environmental Services Account of the Year
  • Minnesota Quality Award – Advancement Level
  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals

2004:

  • Innovation In Patient Care: Integrated EMR
  • President’s Award
  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals

2003:

  • Business Appreciation Award: Healthcare
  • Patient Safety Award: Safe Site Surgery
  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals

2002:

  • Health Care’s Most Wired: Small and Rural Hospitals
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