Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards recognize patient safety, volunteerism, innovations in patient care, hospital excellence
St. Paul -- Minnesota hospitals are committed to excellence and innovation in patient care. On Friday, May 18, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 28th annual awards ceremony.
Eighteen awards were given for extraordinary achievement in categories ranging from public achievement and volunteerism to innovation and improvement in patient care and patient safety.
"The achievements showcase the kind of top-quality care that typifies Minnesota hospitals," said MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa.
"By pursuing excellence in every aspect of their operations, the men and women of these innovative, high-performing hospitals have shown a real passion for the patients and communities they serve," Massa said. "Thanks to their innovation, diligence and commitment, Minnesota hospitals continue to be among the best in the nation."
The MN Urban AHEC was honored with a Health Care Career Promotion Award for its co-sponsorship of the Cedar Riverside Partnership/Urban Scrubs Camp,. This program was also co-sponsored by Fairview Health Services, Augsburg College and HealthForce Minnesota.
Front Row: Pam Cosby - MN Urban AHEC Executive Director, Regina Pekarek - Fairview Health Services, Jane Foote - HealthForce Minnesota, Laura Beeth - Fairview Health Services, Barbara Brandt - Director, Minnesota AHEC Network.
Second Row: Mike Christenson - Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Mark Eustis - Fairview Health Services, Carolyn Jacobson - Fairview Health Services, Louis Smith - Smith Partners, Cedar Riverside Partnership.
Not pictured: Paul Pribbenow - Augsburg College.
For a complete list of the award winners, please click here.