Our system’s hospitals earn highest possible quality ratings

Medicare evaluates hospitals on effectiveness, safety, and patient experience

Seven of Fairview’s hospitals have been awarded four- or five-star ratings in overall quality by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

We are the only health system in the Twin Cities with hospitals achieving the five-star rating: Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville and Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Those hospitals are among only eight in Minnesota and 293 nationally to receive five stars.

The CMS rating system is based on 57 publicly reported quality measures including patient experience, safety, effectiveness of care, and readmission rates. CMS evaluates more than 4,000 hospitals nationwide and assigns them one to five stars, with five being the best possible rating. This information helps patients compare hospitals.

Hospitals in our system that received four stars are: Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming, Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing, Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital in Grand Rapids, and Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury.

"This is further affirmation that our staff and physicians provide the highest level of care for our patients," says Abraham Jacob, MD, Chief Quality Officer, M Health Fairview. "Our system of hospitals and clinics is proud to be recognized as one of the leading health systems in the region, and we're honored that our communities trust us to care for them. We have several highly rated hospitals in our system that continue to provide a model for health care delivery in the region."

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