Woodwinds Named a Top 100 Hospital in the U.S.

Thomson Reuters once again recognizes the Woodbury health campus.

recently received the 100 Top Hospital Award for 2012 from Thomson Reuters.

Woodwinds, part of the HealthEast Care System, earned the honor based on “its exceptional performance in patient safety, clinical quality, patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness,” according to a release.

“Being named a 100 Top Hospital is what happens when you have impassioned staff who are committed to doing what is right for patients and families,” Tom Schmitt, VP/CEO of Woodwinds, said in a statement. “They work as a team to ensure an outstanding experience—in both clinical care and the quality of service provided at Woodwinds.” 

Woodwinds—known for its birth center, alternative therapy options and holistic healing environment— in Woodbury in 2010.

“With our constant focus on achieving national benchmarks in clinical quality, safety and satisfaction,” Schmitt said. “I believe that Woodwinds and HealthEast will continue to make a positive impact on our communities and is positioned well to transform the future of health care.”

According to the release:

In addition to this year’s award, Woodwinds was named a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters in 2010. Last year, Woodwinds was named one of the 2011 Top Metro Hospitals in the Twin Cities by U.S. News & World Report, as well as one of country’s 2011 Great Community Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review.

Along with the other HealthEast hospitals, Woodwinds was named Top 10 Best Places to Work in Minnesota by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, six times including 2011, and twice named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.

To read more about this award visit, www.100tophospitals.com and www.modernhealthcare.com.


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Kris Janisch April 17, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Since I've been in town, I've never heard anything bad about Woodwinds. Honestly.
Elle C April 17, 2012 at 09:47 PM
My boyfriend was hospitalized at Woodwinds for 11 days earlier this year. As a former RN who has worked in several Metro hospitals, I can say his experience at Woodwinds was extraordinary, of the highest quality I've ever seen. We only had to deal with one staff member (a nurse) who was less than average - the rest were wonderful. But it was the doctors who were the most stellar. They gave the best one-on-one direct care and supervision I've ever seen. The doctors were amazing in their professionalism, kindness, compassion, patience; they took their time with us, answered all of our questions, were never rushed, helped refer us to all the services he needed afterward - which really helped us cope with a traumatic situation. We're both very thankful and happy to have such an amazing hospital in our hometown.
Kris Janisch April 17, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Thanks for the info Elle!


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