MLHS receives ER care award

Mille Lacs Health System is proud to announce its fourth year in a row as a hospital that has garnered the Women’s Choice Award for Best Emergency Care.

This evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women state that they want from a hospital.

The list of 360 national award winners, including MLHS, represents hospitals that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, and consistently rank among the best of the 3,800 hospitals reporting on the performance of their respective Emergency Departments. They are judged on Emergency Department performance measures reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
"It is very much an honor to receive the Women’s Choice Award for the Emergency Department four years in a row,” said Catherine Steiner, MLHS Emergency Department Manager. “This year, we wanted to thank all the various departments that all work together to offer outstanding emergency care. MLHS and the emergency department are very fortunate to have remarkable staff in areas like Admissions, Lab, Radiology, Nursing, Ambulance and Nutrition Services, which allow us to offer fantastic care to every patient, every time.”

Only one other hospital in the state also received the award for Emergency Medical Care.

“This award really demonstrates our commitment to meeting the highest standards in Emergency Care for everyone in the communities we serve,” said Bill Nelson, CEO of Mille Lacs Health System. “Residents and visitors to our area can trust that the bar we set for ourselves is very high.”

“We have found that recommendations are an important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award. “By helping women know which hospitals in their area provide the best critical care, we are able to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to emergency situations.”