RED WING, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System Southeast Minnesota has been awarded the Continuous Impact Award from the Minnesota Department of Health for their work in creating long-term improvements in the quality of stroke care. The award aims to recognize and showcase successful quality improvement initiatives throughout the state of Minnesota's hospital-based stroke programs.
"This is a great recognition our regional stroke teams are receiving due to their excellent work on our regional stroke program," says Derick Jones, M.D., emergency medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea and is also the Southeast Minnesota stroke medical director. "Mayo Clinic Health System continually strives for ways to improve quality of care for patients."
The Minnesota Department of Health award notes that Mayo Clinic Health System staff developed a 'stroke code' process that could be used each time a patient with symptoms of stroke came into one of the regional facilities. By doing this allows Mayo Clinic Health System providers to travel between hospitals with increased standardized processes. The end result initiated immediate results in better care for the patients.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester also received an Operational Excellence Award.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.
Press ContactAmanda Beltz