Emergency Care National Award

Onamia, MN, February 12, 2014 ─ Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, MN., has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments attend to life-and-death issues, as well as the day-to-day smaller emergencies, and they deal with them all.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies Mille Lacs Health System’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

“The award is based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” says Delia Passi, CEO & founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Mille Lacs Health System not only performed well clinically with regard to emergency care measures, but they also have a high recommendation rating, which is very important to women when it comes to health-related decisions.”

Bill Nelson, CEO of MLHS, says, “Mille Lacs Health System’s Emergency Department providers and staff have an extraordinary amount of dedication and commitment. Every day, they demonstrate our mission by having not only courtesy and compassion, but the specific medical expertise needed to handle emergency situations that residents and visitors to our area experience. This award affirms the exceptional work of people who save lives and deal with emergencies – both big and small.”

Hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award consistently rank in the top 25 percent of the 3,600 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Women’s Choice America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care award signifies that a hospital meets high standards regarding a woman’s preferences, and the distinction allows women to make an informed decision about where to go for care regarding themselves or their families.

by Mary Rains
Mille Lacs Health System