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Patients that would definitely recommend
2% 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

4 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • 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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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
1% higher than the national average


Would definitely recommend
2% higher than the national average

Essentia Health-Northern Pines

National Average

Communication with doctors

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


Communication with nurses

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


Communication about medicines

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


Discharge Information

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


Responsiveness of hospital staff

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


Essentia Health-Northern Pines

National Average


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



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



Provider Reviews

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Dr Fernandez-Pokorny has been my rheumatologist for several years. I cannot say enough praise for her as she has gone over and above to help me live with my disease. I feel very fortunate to have access to such a wonderful person and her staff.

Benjamin N. Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Fernandez-Pokorny

Dr. Reich is a phenomenal GI doctor. He explains things really well, listens, and makes a great care plan for me. If you are looking for an excellent gastroenterologist in the northland, he is it!

Kayla Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Reich

I had 2 knee replacements with total success!

Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Hendricks

He did what he did to help my husband Richard Christiansen with surgeries etc!! HE ROCKS!! We love him BIG TIME for what he did for Richard Christiansen!!

Eloise Christiansen. Ellie Jul 26 2019

Review for Dr. Hendricks

Dr. Hendricks is a good listener. He wants to answer all your questions. Dr. Hendricks can explain procedures in an understandable way. He is very encouraging towards patients progress in their recovery. Dr. Hendricks is thorough in his practice as an orthopedic surgeon.

Mar 29 2019

Review for Dr. Hendricks

Dr. Malloy saved my life. That's a good start. Not only did he talk with us after the procedure but when we requested to speak again later he came quickly and answered all our questions. I have confidence in him and recommend him.

Boydin Duluth - Jan 08 2019

Review for Dr. Malloy

Twice forgot to see me and it was a later appointment and went home when cleaning crew arrived!!

Virginia , MN - Nov 07 2018

Review for Dr. Mitchell

B Jonesin none - Aug 15 2018

Review for Dr. Cary

Dr Whiting has been our family Doctor for many years. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

Michelle Fowlerin Embarrass, MN - May 30 2018

Review for Dr. Whiting

Dr. Malloy was excellent in explaining the procedures and had a very good bedside manner.

Feb 08 2018

Review for Dr. Malloy

I would highly recommend Dr. R. Hendricks for Orthopedic Surgery. He was wonderful. He saved my father (in his 70's) from having extreme pain in his hip so he could continue a great quality life. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is easy to talk to.

Bethin MN - Jan 21 2018

Review for Dr. Hendricks

I would recommend Dr Malloy to my friends and family

Darrin Jacksonin Duluth, MN - Mar 16 2017

Review for Dr. Malloy

Dr. Whiting is a wonderful Physician and he makes you feel like a friend.

St Paul, MN - Feb 21 2017

Review for Dr. Whiting

I was a new patient, Ann took plenty of time asking about my and my family history, After my examination another of the staff walked me to the prescription machine and showed me how to use it. All the personal that I saw were very pleasant and professional. My experience was excellent.

Vaughn Fin Two Harbors, MN - Jan 13 2017

Review for Ann Vreeland

Jonin Edmond, oklahoma - Dec 25 2016

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Bernard Min Hibbing - Oct 02 2016

Review for Dr. Riess

Most pleasant

S J Oin Grand Marais, MN - Sep 22 2016

Review for Dr. Malloy

Dr. Rubin and his entire staff are thorough, kind, compassionate, and very understanding. I would highly recommend anyone to this office for any gastro health issue, you will not be disappointed.

Cathy Mockin Superior, WI - Aug 12 2016

Review for Dr. Rubin

Great Doctor!

Donin virginia, mn - Jul 24 2016

Review for Dr. Friday

Derby, ks - Jun 03 2016

Review for Dr. Mitchell

Apr 12 2016

Review for Dr. Johnson

Very professional and nice to be with.

Duluth, MN - Mar 23 2016

Review for Dr. Hendricks

She doesn't listen to concerns, doesn't explain results or test or answer question.

Duluth, MN - Mar 10 2016

Review for Dr. Cary

Dr. Friday is an easy listener and takes the time to explain the answers to my questions.

Richard Krsieanin Eveleth, MN - Jan 15 2016

Review for Dr. Friday

My son had laparoscopic hernia surgery with Dr. Riess and ended up having to repair 3! Dr. Riess is an amazing doctor. He has a very friendly attitude, respectful of your concerns and very professional and knowledgeable. We HIGHLY recommend Dr. Riess. The nursing staff was great as well.

Janette Paulin Hibbing, MN - Dec 16 2015

Review for Dr. Riess


Essentia Health-Northern Pines

5211 Highway 110, Aurora, MN 55705