Accreditation & Awards in Barron
Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron demonstrates a commitment to achieving high-quality, safe care for the patients we serve.
Our commitment is evidenced in the accreditations and awards we've received from these organizations:
American College of Emergency Physicians — Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation
In 2022, all five Emergency Departments in Northwest Wisconsin achieved accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Accreditation is given to programs that meet the high standards established by the organization's Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program. Only 45 emergency departments in the nation have achieved this accreditation, and Northwest Wisconsin locations are the only emergency departments in Minnesota or Wisconsin with this accreditation.
American Nurses Credentialing Center — Magnet recognition
In 2023, Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin achieved Magnet recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence. Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
- Lower risk of patient falls and lower hospital infections
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses
- Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their position
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — Star Rating
Overall Hospital Quality
Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron earned the highest 5-star rating in 2023. CMS measures the broad categories of mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron is recognized as a 5-star hospital based on data from patient experience surveys in 2023. Hospitals receive ratings of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the highest score. HCAHPS star ratings help consumers choose highly rated hospitals in their area.
The Joint Commission — Gold Seal of Approval
Earning accreditation or certification signifies many things, with none larger than a devotion to patient safety and quality of care. See the accreditation report for Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron.
U.S. News and World Report — Top Hospitals
Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron was rated as high-performing in hip fracture.