What’s New in Minnesota Health Care?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Children’s Minnesota Names Marc Gorelick, MD, as Next President and Chief Operating Officer

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to welcome Marc Gorelick, MD, as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Gorelick, who is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, will begin his role at Children’s Minnesota on March 20.

Dr. Gorelick will provide leadership, direction and oversight to the operations and management of Children’s Minnesota. He brings more than 20 years of experience in pediatric emergency medicine, education and research, hospital operations and healthcare leadership to his new role.

“Marc brings a unique perspective to Children’s Minnesota based on his years of experience as a physician and administrative leader,” says Bob Bonar, Dr. H.A., Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Minnesota.

North Memorial Opens Mental Health & Addiction Care Clinic

North Memorial Health Care announced it has expanded its behavioral health services with the addition of a new Mental Health & Addiction Care Clinic. This new center provides comprehensive, integrated services focused on psychological and mental health needs. The team of doctors and specialists has decades of experience providing the highest quality clinical care for mental health and addiction disorders.

“The need for these services in the state of Minnesota is great, and I am proud that North Memorial Health Care is bringing the same high-quality care that we are known for in all areas of medicine to mental health and addiction treatment,” says J. Kevin Croston, MD, CEO North Memorial Health Care.

HCMC Receives Prevention Care Recognition Award

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) recently received the Prevention Care Recognition Award from HealthPartners’ Partners in Quality Program. The award recognizes primary care and specialty groups for making major changes to their current processes, resulting in persistent, sustainable change for preventive care screening improvement.

The award was based on the process and performance improvement work currently being done at HCMC’s East Lake Clinic through a practice facilitation grant in partnership with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and Stratis Health. The clinic focused on the process for caring for adults and children with asthma and how they could improve interventions.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Receives Accreditations for Rehabilitation Programs

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has renewed Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s accreditation for pediatric inpatient rehabilitation and, for the first time, granted accreditation for our pediatric brain injury specialty program. Gillette is one of eight healthcare providers in the country with these designations. Three-year CARF accreditations are the “gold standard” across the country for recognizing rehabilitation facilities.

“Our clinical coordination and intense rehabilitation techniques truly set Gillette apart,” says Karen Brill, Vice President of Patient Care at Gillette.

Ridgeview Announces Partnership with Twin Cities-Based OneOme, Provider of RightMed Test; Patients to Benefit from Personalized Prescription Treatment Options

Driven to continually improve patient care, Ridgeview Medical Center announced a partnership with Twin Cities-based pharmacogenomics company OneOme, developer of the RightMed test. Through this partnership, Ridgeview patients will have an opportunity to receive personalized prescription treatment options.

Studies show that approximately 50 percent of the 4 billion prescriptions issued each year in the United States do not work as intended for patients.

Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives National Accreditation for Breast Cancer Care

HCMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center was recently fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This means they meet the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast.

“Without everyone working to provide quality care to our patients, we would not have been able to attain this accreditation,” says Practice Manager Kelly Ann Porter, RN, BS, OCN, CHPN.

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, the Comprehensive Cancer Center underwent a rigorous evaluation and review of performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards. To maintain accreditation, an on-site review must be repeated every three years.