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HealthPartners recognizes exceptional care system partners for innovation

Annual Partners in Excellence Awards celebrates over 50 health care providers from across the Upper Midwest


     

November 30, 2018


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Recently, HealthPartners recognized over 50 health care providers as part of its Annual Partners in Excellence program.

The program celebrates providers across the Upper Midwest who are doing meaningful work to improve health, experience and affordability for the patients and communities they serve. Awards recognize medical, specialty, pharmacy and hospital providers who contract with the HealthPartners health plan.

“Each year, our care system partners continue to push the envelope and redefine what it means to provide quality, innovative care to patients,” said Chuck Abrahamson, vice president of Provider Relations and Provider Network Management. “Each team or individual recognized has achieved measurable results and shown a steadfast commitment to improving patient experience. We are pleased to celebrate those who continue to make health care more affordable and accessible for every patient.”

A full list of winners is below. More information about Partners in Excellence is available at HealthPartners.com/Quality.

2018 Partners in Excellence Winners

Partners in Excellence Pharmacy Awards, Silver or Gold distinction.

This award recognizes pharmacy groups based on four performance measures. This year’s winners include:

Allina Pharmacy

  • Improving Cholesterol Medication Persistency – Silver

Astrup Sterling Pharmacy

  • Improving use of Diabetes Medications – Gold

CentraCare Pharmacy

  • Improving Antidepressant Medication Persistency – Silver

Coborn’s MTM Services

  • Improving Member Engagement in MTM Services – Gold

Costco Pharmacy

  • Improving Antidepressant Medication Persistency – Gold

CVS Pharmacy

  • Improving Cholesterol Medication Persistency – Silver
  • Improving Use of Diabetes Medications – Silver

Essentia Health MTM Services

  • Improving Member Engagement in MTM Services – Silver

Essentia Health Pharmacy

  • Improving Use of Asthma Controller Medications – Gold

Fairview MTM Services

  • Improving Member Engagement in MTM Services – Gold

Fairview Pharmacy

  • Improving Use of Asthma Controller Medications – Silver

Goodrich Pharmacy MTM Services

  • Improving Member Engagement in MTM Services – Silver

HealthPartners Mail Order Pharmacy

  • Improving Antidepressant Medication Persistency – Gold
  • Improving Use of Asthma Controller Medications – Gold
  • Improving Use of Diabetes Medications – Gold

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

  • Improving Antidepressant Medication Persistency – Silver
  • Improving Cholesterol Medication Persistency – Silver
  • Improving Use of Asthma Controller Medications – Silver

Lunds & Byerly’s Pharmacy

  • Improving Use of Diabetes Medications – Gold

Mattson Pharmacy

  • Improving Use of Diabetes Medications – Silver

Park Nicollet Pharmacy

  • Improving Antidepressant Medication Persistency – Silver

Regions Hospital Pharmacy

  • Improving Use of Asthma Controller Medications – Gold

Shopko Pharmacy

  • Improving Cholesterol Medication Persistency – Silver

St. Paul Corner Drug MTM Services

  • Improving Member Engagement in MTM Services – Gold

Thrifty White Pharmacy

  • Improving Use of Asthma Controller Medications – Gold
  • Improving Use of Diabetes Medications – Silver

Partners in Excellence Medical Awards, Silver or Gold distinction.

This award recognizes medical and specialty groups. Silver Award winners receive high scores in patient experience and quality. Gold award winners meet the full Triple Aim, achieving high scores in affordability as well as patient experience and quality. This year’s winners include:

Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists

  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Silver
  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Silver

Affiliated Community Medical Centers

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver

Allina Health

  • Care & Treatment, BH – Silver
  • Getting Care, Cardiology – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, Cardiology – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, Cardiology – Silver
  • Care & Treatment, ENT – Silver
  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Silver
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Altru Health System

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Avera Health

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver

Burnsville Family Physicians

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold
  • Staying Health & Illness Care, PC – Gold

CentraCare Health

  • Care & Management, Cardiology – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Gold

Comprehensive Healthcare for Women

  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Gold

Douglas County Hospital

  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Ear, Nose & Throat SpecialtyCare

  • Care & Treatment, ENT – Gold

Entira Family Clinics

  • Care & Treatment, BH – Gold
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Gold
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Gold

Essentia Health – Central Region

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Gold

Essentia Health – East Regions

  • Quality of Care & Services, Cardiology – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, ENT – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, ENT – Silver
  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Silver
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Silver
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Essentia Health – West Regions

  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Silver
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Fairview Medical Group

  • Care & Treatment, ENT – Gold
  • Getting Care, ENT – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, ENT – Gold
  • Getting Care, Ortho – Gold
  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Silver
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver
  • Staying Healthy & Illness Care, PC – Silver

HealthEast Care System

  • Care & Management, Cardiology – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics

  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Gold
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Gold
  • Staying Healthy & Illness Care, PC – Gold

HealthPartners Clinics

  • Care & Treatment, BH – Gold
  • Care & Management, Cardiology – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, ENT – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, ENT – Gold
  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Gold
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold
  • Staying Healthy & Illness Care, PC – Gold

HealthPartners/TRIA/Park Orthopedics

  • Getting Care, Ortho – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, Ortho – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, Ortho – Gold

Hudson Physicians

  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Gold

Integrity Health Network

  • Getting Care, Ortho – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, Ortho – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, Ortho – Silver

John A. Haugen Associates

  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Gold

Lakewood Clinic

  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

  • Care & Treatment, ENT – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, ENT – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, ENT – Gold

North Clinic

  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Gold
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold

North Memorial Health Care

  • Quality of Care & Services, Cardiology – Gold

Northern Orthopedics

  • Getting Care, Ortho – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, Ortho – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, Ortho – Silver

Northfield Hospital

  • Getting Care & information, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Oakdale Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic

  • Quality of Care & Services, ENT – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, ENT – Silver

Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates

  • Getting Care, OBGYN—Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Gold

Olmsted Medical Center

  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Park Nicollet Health Services

  • Care & Treatment, BH – Gold
  • Getting Care, Cardiology – Gold
  • Quality Care & Services, Cardiology – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, Cardiology – Gold
  • Care & Treatment, ENT – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, ENT – Gold
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Gold
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold
  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Silver
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Silver

Premier ObGyn of Minnesota

  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Gold

Richfield Medical Group

  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Silver

Ridgeview Clinics

  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, OBGYN – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, OBGYN – Gold

Sanford Health – Sioux Falls

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver

St. Luke’s Clinics

  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

Stillwater Medical Group

  • Quality of Care & Services, ENT – Gold
  • Care & Management, OBGYN – Gold
  • Getting Care, OBGYN – Gold
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, PC – Gold
  • Getting Care & Information, PC – Gold
  • Staying Health & Illness Care, PC – Gold

Summit Orthopedics

  • Getting Care, Ortho – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, Ortho – Gold

Twin Cities Orthopedics

  • Getting Care, Ortho – Silver
  • Quality of Care & Services, Ortho – Silver

University of Minnesota Physicians

  • Getting Care, Ortho—Silver
  • Quality of Care & Communication, PC – Silver

University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview

  • Care & Management, Cardiology – Gold
  • Quality of Care & Services, Cardiology – Gold
  • Quality of Communication, Cardiology – Gold

Innovations in Health Care Awards.

The Innovation in Health Care Award recognizes health care organizations that design and implement innovations for a condition, or for the care delivery model/process.

The following winners were selected out of 28 nominations received this year:

  • CentraCare Health and Central Minnesota Mental Health Center: HealthCare Integration Program: Primary and Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA): Outpatient Treatment After Initial Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Fairview Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management Department: Medication Therapy Management Services to Reduce Readmissions for Patients with Psychiatric Illness
  • HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Pharmacies: Enhanced High-Risk Patient Access to Opioid Antagonist via Proactive Assessment
  • TRIA Orthopaedic Center: Reduction in Post-Operative Narcotic Pain Medication Through Standardization

Preventive Care Awards.

The Preventive Care Recognition Award recognizes major process changes that result in persistent, sustainable improvement for preventive care screening.

The following winners were selected out of 5 nominations received this year:

  • Allina Senior Health: Improving Prevnar Vaccination Rates Amongst Assisted Living Dwelling Seniors
  • CentraCare Health: Hypertension Pharmacologic Innovation Tool
  • Sanford Westbrook Medical Clinic: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates to 80 Percent by 2018

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