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Hutchinson Health earns ‘top performer’ award

SPONSORED POST – Hutchinson Health announced Nov. 19 it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Hutchinson Health was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 Annual Report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care, VTE, and Immunization.

Hutchinson Health is one of 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

• achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;

• achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and

• having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above,  and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Hutchinson Health for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

Winter sports previews

Winter sports are right around the corner! For more information on your favorite local team, pick up the Nov. 26 edition of The Herald Journal!

Schank signs with NDSU

HLWW senior Connor Schank signed his national letter-of-intent with North Dakota State University Tuesday morning at HLWW High School. For more on Schank, read the Nov. 26 edition of The Herald Journal.

Wright County Board to consider compensation items

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider several compensation items during its Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting including setting the board’s salary and per diem rates for 2016, and setting the 2016 compensation for the elected department heads (auditor/treasurer, attorney, and sheriff).

The board will also consider an appointment to the Great River Regional Library Board.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Thanksgiving Community Service at Living Waters

Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 312 Pacific Ave, Waverly will host a Thanksgiving Community Service Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. The service is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Orchard Christian Church, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Vets honored in local communities

WINSTED, HOWARD LAKE, LESTER PRAIRIE, WAVERLY, MAYER, MN – At various Veterans Day programs Wednesday, local citizens celebrated the contributions of those who have served in the US Armed Forces.

Look for coverage in the Monday, Nov. 16 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Below is a photo of Blue Star Service Banner recipients in Winsted.

Nearly 100 years ago, the Blue Star Service Banner was designed and patented by World War I Army Capt. Robert L. Queisser of the 5th Ohio Infantry, whose two sons served on the front line.

According to the American Legion website, Queisser’s banner quickly became the unofficial symbol for parents with a child in active military service. Today, the tradition is to hang the banner in the window of the home, as a reminder that war touches every neighborhood.

Parents and grandparents of active military service personnel received Blue Star Service Banners during the Martin Krueger Post #407 Veterans Day dinner Wednesday evening in downtown Winsted.

Parents and grandparents of active military service personnel received Blue Star Service Banners during the Martin Krueger Post #407 Veterans Day dinner Wednesday evening in downtown Winsted.