New Scoring System Ranks MN 3rd For Best HospitalsMinnesota hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a new scoring system created by federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now using a five-star scale, based on patient satisfaction surveys.
Annual Report: More Errors, Fewer Deaths In Minn. Hospitals An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year. The Department of Health found 277 so-called "adverse events" in categories long been tracked, such as wrong-site surgery or foreign objects left in a patient.
Workers Blame Inmate Influx For InjuriesWorkers at a Minnesota psychiatric facility are being hurt on the job more often due in part to a recent state law that has forced the facility to quickly admit more jail inmates. Through November, the first full year since the law requiring that psychiatric hospitals accept mentally ill inmates from county jails took effect, 40 assaults have been reported at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, according to state data.
4 MN Hospitals Among 35 US Officials Designate For Ebola CareFour Minnesota hospitals are among the 35 hospitals health officials have designated across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday.
Study: Medical Conditions Have Little To Do With Nationwide C-Section RatesPregnant women are faced with many decisions and often have lots of questions. Now, it appears there's something new they may want to ask their doctors: the cesarean rate at the hospital where the baby will be born.
Union: Nurses Want Proof Minn. Hospitals Are Ready To Fight Ebola Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.
Regions Hospital 'Prepared' To Respond To Ebola ThreatThe threat of Ebola in the United States has hospitals in the Twin Cities making sure they're prepared for a potential case here. Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. began making an Ebola plan right after they heard about the outbreak in West Africa this summer.
Mayo Clinic Tops U.S. News & World's List Of Best HospitalsFor the first time, U.S. News & World Report says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the best hospital in the country. According to the magazine, the Mayo is ranked nationally in 15 adult and nine pediatric specialties.
Fundraising Makes Adopt-A-Rooms Possible At 'U' Children's HospitalThe University of Minnesota Children's Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.
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New Health Coverage Now In Effect In Minn. More than 50,000 Minnesotans, many who endured long wait times and other glitches with the state's overburdened health insurance exchange, finally had coverage in place Thursday. What was less clear was how many people who wanted coverage failed to get it.