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Winona Health awarded an “A” for patient safety


Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

WINONA, Minn., March 5, 2013 – Winona Health was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM. The A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals are based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections.



Compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.



“Earning an A for patient safety is a goal we’re committed to for every patient, every day,” said Kathleen Lanik, Winona Health’s chief quality and safety officer. “Every staff member understands that safety is nonnegotiable, and we continuously evaluate and improve our processes to ensure the highest level of quality and safety.”



To see Winona Health’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Local hospital scores also are available on a free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.



The Hospital Safety Score is calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member panel including: John Birkmeyer (University of Michigan), Ashish Jha (Harvard University), Lucian Leape (Harvard University), Arnold Millstein (Stanford University), Peter Pronovost (Johns Hopkins University), Patrick Romano (University of California, Davis), Sara Singer (Harvard University), Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt University), and Robert Wachter (University of California, San Francisco). More information is available at www.leapfroggroup.org.



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Weather-related cancellation: Winona Community Health Clinic cancelled for Tuesday, March 5

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Winona Community Health Clinic, a free clinic providing preventive healthcare services for people who are uninsured and unable pay for healthcare, scheduled for today, Tuesday, March 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Winona Health has been cancelled due to ..... 
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Controlling blood pressure prevents many health problems!

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Brenda Leigh Pohlman, MPH Blood pressure is the force of blood against the artery walls. It is often written or stated as two numbers. The first or top number represents the pressure when the heart contracts. This is called systolic pressure. The s ..... 
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Mabel Lions free pancake breakfast and health screening

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

The Mabel Lions will be hosting a free pancake breakfast Saturday, March 9 from 7:00 to 10:15 AM at the Mabel American Legion. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee, and milk. FCPH and area health care profess ..... 
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Winona Health lifts visitor limitations

Wed, Feb 20th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Winona Health’s visitor limitations have been lifted. The limitations, which were put in place to minimize patients’ and residents’ potential exposure to the influenza virus, went into effect at the hospital and Lake Winona, Adith Miller and R ..... 
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Controlling blood pressure prevents many health problems!

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Brenda Leigh Pohlman, MPH Blood pressure is the force of blood against the artery walls. It is often written or stated as two numbers. The first or top number represents the pressure when the heart contracts. This is called systolic pressure. The s ..... 
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Earth Dance Farms

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Just under six miles north of Spring Valley, among the patchwork fields of our county, sits a small family farm rich in color, vision, and consequently, flavor. Founded in 2005, by Norm Gross and Laurie Nelsen, Earth Dance Farms is a sustainable CSA ..... 
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The Biggest Loser challenge has begun

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Coffee Street Fitness & Dance of Lanesboro, Minn. has begun its Biggest Loser Challenge as of Monday, January 7, 2013, and will continue until June 2013. The program was initiated by Melinda Coscarelli Lutes, owner of Coffee Street Fitness & Dance o ..... 
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Taking back her life

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

Brandy Allen found out she had Crohn’s Disease in 2008, but she had been suffering long before then. She had been experiencing crippling stomach pains and had been in and out of emergency rooms and hospitals. “It felt like somebody was stabbi ..... 
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