Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center

73%

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


Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center is a medical facility located in Brainerd, MN. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

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

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Respiratory failure following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction 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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74%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% higher than the national average

73%

Would definitely recommend
3% higher than the national average

Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%82%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%70%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%91%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%57%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%71%66%

Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%59%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%77%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Best Dr I have ever had.

Apr 25 2021

Review for Dr. Li

He has been my ENT for like 17 years. He is the best doctor most compassionate, thorough an absolute best doctor anyone could ever ask for when he was that Allina. He will be deeply missed I can't express how much.

Roxanne Griefenhagen Apr 13 2021

Review for Dr. Manger

Kathie Berrigan Apr 10 2021

Review for Dr. Moraghan

Lack of communication and poor explanation of treatment. Felt forced into options that were given. Felt like a number instead of an individual.

RMM Mar 20 2021

Review for Dr. Sjostrand

Excellent doctor. He was well-informed of my medical history, clearly laid out a plan, and listened carefully.

Mar 19 2021

Review for Dr. Bader

Location

Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center

523 N 3rd St, Brainerd, MN 56401

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