Essentia Health-Fosston

73%

Patients that would definitely recommend
3% higher than the national average

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
3% higher than the national average

73%

Would definitely recommend
3% higher than the national average

Essentia Health-Fosston

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%85%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%75%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%83%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%60%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%80%66%

Essentia Health-Fosston

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%70%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%76%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Robin S Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr Sawardecker listens, explains and engages with patients so you can feel assured you will have the best care and outcome. Very kind and never feels rushed. Excellent surgeon highly recommend

Shannon olson Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Awesome doctor. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easy to talk to.

Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. White

Kelly Kruize Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

He is very patient, kind, knowledgeable, has a good bedside manner and works very well with us team of nurses and PAs. He has taken very good care of my husband and I agree falls and broken bones.

Eileen Mooney in Detroit Lakes - Feb 26 2020

Review for Dr. Sharma

Valerie N. Feb 16 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr. Sawardeker did a phenomenal job with shoulder surgery. His team was wonderful. He protected me as I went back to work and was so accessible. Such a nice guy, my quality of life had gotten so poor due to my shoulder issues, but after surgery it's like I have a new life. I can't thank him enough.

Nikki Bohn Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Jenna Seley Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Robert Melander Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dec 26 2019

Review for Dr. Sharma

Will Wright Dec 22 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Tom Colville Dec 21 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Carpal Tunnel surgery went well. Dr. Sharma explained what was too be done and what to expect. After surgery directions were thorough. No problems developed. Follow up was explanation of what is going on in area and what to expect. I was very pleased with Dr. Sharma.

Dec 19 2019

Review for Dr. Sharma

Excellent doctor in every way!

Richard Britt Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Thank you so much for your excellent care. Your team put a scared and concerned young football player with a badly broken arm your experience and knowledge prevented him from having surgery. Thank you so much for all you did to ensure his recovery.

Lisa Severson Nov 15 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Totally Awesome. Very good surgeon. I had a total shoulder replacement. There was no pain after surgery and no pain going through therapy.

Thomas W. Flynn Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr Sharma performed surgery on my bilateral ankle fractures this past May and provided excellent followup care and treatment. He demonstrated a kind and compassionate yet professional manner. I was so fortunate to have him as my orthopedic surgeon.

Oct 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sharma

Marcia Hoyt Oct 14 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr. Sawardeker repaired my shoulder when I tore my rotator cuff and biceps. He is very thorough in explaining what to expect after surgery and the surgery itself went perfectly. I know have better than expected movement. I would highly recommend Dr. Sawardeker.

Barb K. Sep 24 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

I had surgery on my hand and I am very satisfied with the results. Dr. Sawardeker was very informative of what was going to take place and i was very pleased with manner and answering my questions.

Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Crushed Finger Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr. Sawardeker fixed both shoulders. One was a rotator cuff and the other was a complete replacement. I was very pleased with both surgery's. I would highly recommend Dr. Sawardeker for his kindness and caring attitude with his patients. He is one of the best! Roger Aukes in Park Rapids,Mn.

Roger Aukes in Park Rapids,Mn. Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr. Sawardecker is an asset to the Essentia Staff.. I am so happy he has chosen to practice close to us! He is so accommodating and is so in tune with patients needs. Besides being a talented surgeon.

Patricia G Olson Jul 27 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

He is very personable as well as being an excellent doctor. His "bedside manner" instills confidence and assurance. I was very impressed with him and his staff.

J. Harris Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

The kindness that Dr. Sawardeker showed me with each visit was wonderful. He took his time, made me feel as if I was his only appointment he had. All in all the service I received after my wrist injury was outstanding.

Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Barbara Jorgensen in Fargo, ND - Jun 06 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

the best doctor for shoulder surgery!

Betty Storbakken in ENDERLIN, ND - May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Mark Haugen Apr 12 2019

Review for Dr. Williams

Dr. Christensen is an amazing and caring provider. He is professional, but also personable. He has a very calm demeanor and always made me feel at ease through both of my pregnancies and a miscarriage.

Detroit Lakes, MN - Mar 26 2019

Review for Dr. Christensen

Harlan Tingelstad in Pelican Rapids, MN - Mar 20 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Marvel Haag in Fargo, ND - Mar 07 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr Sawardeker was AMAZING! I was 51 yrs old and broke my shoulder in 2 places. I had surgery Jan 14, 2019 and with PT, I was bk to work February 5th. I would recommend him, did a GREAT job for me!

Lana in Fargo, ND - Mar 04 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Jeff L in Fargo, ND - Feb 27 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

You know who I am in Fargo, ND - Dec 31 2018

Review for Dr. Vinych

Very thorough, personable and competent. Would recommend him to anyone.

Fosston , MN - Dec 11 2018

Review for Dr. Coauette

He comes highly recommended. He makes me comfortable and really listens to my concerns. We come up with the treatment options together and let me make the final decisions of the treatment options.

Park Rapids - Oct 28 2018

Review for Dr. Christensen

He saved my left hand from a infection from a stray dog bite. I am now getting my right ring finger fixed by him. One of the best surgeon's out there. Takes time to listen to you and answer all your concerns about the surgery.

Robert Vogel in Fargo, ND - Oct 10 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Mike in West Fargo, ND - Oct 05 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Park Rapids, MN - Sep 19 2018

Review for Dr. Wroblewski

Douglas Doxsee in West Fargo, ND - Sep 11 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Did a excellent job fixing my badly broken wrist. Would highly recommend.

Nancy Bjornstad in Carrington, ND - Sep 05 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Saw dr white once too get exray of my hip never heard back from her

Sean in MN, MN - Aug 27 2018

Review for Dr. White

I have never had a doctor who was so warm and caring, eager to explain and make sure I understand what did or what will happen. Follow up visits are a delight. I could not have had a more super sugeon

Marilyn Hoffart in Moorhead, MN - Aug 26 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

The 1st day it was incredible after surgery 3 hours I can move all my fingers flex my wrist,no brace. and NO numbness or pain all night and after the 2nd day I can pick up a 3 pound cantaloupe flex my wrist pain is almost totally gone this dr is incredible 15 stars!!!!!!!!!!!

JOEL KRIEG in Fargo, ND - Aug 25 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Steve in Detroit Lakes, MN - Jul 17 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dale Diede in Pingree, ND - Jul 09 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Chris W. in Fargo, ND - Jun 20 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

After falling off a roof and having multiple breakes in the elbow he was able to repair it and give me full function again. He is very personable and really cares how you are doing after surgery. If you ever need orthopedic surgery there is not a better doctor in my opinion!

Brent in Fargo, ND - Jun 13 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Jayson Brunette in Fargo , ND - Jun 11 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Rita Alaniz in Detroit Lakes, MN - Jun 05 2018

Review for Dr. Christensen

Very knowledgeable and caring.

Elwood in Fargo, MN - May 19 2018

Review for Dr. Ambros

Misty in Fargo, ND - May 10 2018

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

I was sent to an assistant of Dr.Cormier. She was good in person on Thursday, had blood drawn and told me she would call friday with the results, including irdering up additional testing in Fargo. Friday came and went, absolutely no communication from her.

Detroit Lakes, MN - Nov 04 2017

Review for Dr. Cormier

Jerry and Chris Beaulieu in Fargo, ND - Mar 16 2017

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Other doctors at Oakdale ENT are kind, however if heaven forbid you have to deal with Dr. Williams, he is extremely rude, uncaring, dismissive and condescending. He is the reason I have left the practice after a decade of being a patient.

Sally J in Hopkins, MN - Jan 21 2017

Review for Dr. Williams

Riley B in Karlstad, MN - Jan 13 2017

Review for Dr. Tsibulsky

She is a wonderful, caring doctor. Very friendly and makes you feel important.

Monroeville, PA - Nov 02 2016

Review for Dr. White

This doctor is great, he took time with me and was very honest and kind. Easy on the eyes too.

Fargo, ND - Apr 26 2016

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr. Christensen is a talented, caring Doctor whom has the patients best interest in mind. He takes the time to explain all options thoroughly, and helps to guide you in making the best decision for your life, health & circumstances. I trust him 100%.

Sarah Jo Scott in Detroit Lakes, MN - Mar 21 2016

Review for Dr. Christensen

Jsw in Fosston Minnesota - Mar 18 2016

Review for Dr. Ofstedal

Jsw in Fosston Minnesota - Mar 18 2016

Review for Dr. Swanson

Anonymous in Newfolden, MN - Feb 16 2016

Review for Dr. Tsibulsky

Location

Essentia Health-Fosston

900 Hilligoss Blvd SE, Fosston, MN 56542