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We sponsor this site to promote conversations about quality care at our hospitals and the initiatives hospitals are creating to assure the best patient care.

Recent News & Outstanding Nurses Awards

Minnesota Hospitals Publish Nurse Staffing Information
A new reporting requirement impose on Minnesota hospitals by the state legislature will provide in-depth information on staffing levels at each facility. Although the law was intended to help consumers, a lot of the information could be too complicated to be useful for those making decisions on where to seek hospital care. Read more here.

House Calls by Firefighters Could Prevent Return Trips to Hospitals
Local hospitals — with the consent of patients — are working with fire departments to help assure that people understand and are following directions after they are discharged. THe hospitals know that many patients are eager to return home and may not hear or comprehend all the directions. The program is another example of how Twin Cities hospitals continue to innovate to deliver safe, high-quality care while managing costs. Supporting patients’ recovery while avoiding readmission to a hospital is vital goal. Read more here.

Meeting the Triple Aim Challenge
Hospitals in the Twin Cities are meeting the gold standard of health care: high quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and reducing the overall cost of health care. Read more here.

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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Outstanding Nurses Awards are given to the top nurses in the Twin Cities metro area. Nurses are nominated by peers, patients, and the general public, and finalists and winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges and Mpls.St.Pauleditorial staff.

Along with editorial staff, finalists and winners of the 2013 awards were chosen by two judges with a combined 50 years of experience. Nurses are chosen based on professionalism, bedside manner, patient interaction, credentials and experience, impact on an organization, and leadership. Additional weight is given to those who received multiple nominations from multiple sources and to those nominated by their patients.

View the Award Winners & Finalists