Two Medi-Sota member hospitals were awarded by MHA the Patient Safety Excellence Award for their exceptional work to enhance patient safety and quality of care

The Patient Safety Excellence Awards program recognizes hospitals’ efforts to prevent pressure ulcers or bedsores; falls; wrong-site surgical or other invasive procedures; and foreign objects unintentionally left behind during labor and delivery. Awards are bestowed quarterly and hospitals must re-qualify each round. Awardees must implement at least 90 percent of each safety campaign — SAFE SKIN, SAFE from FALLS, SAFE SITE, SAFE COUNT and SAFE ACCOUNT — required measures. Following are the awardees from 4th quarter 2012:


  • Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital, SAFE SITE and SAFE ACCOUNT
  • Swift County-Benson Hospital, SAFE SKIN