Essentia Health-Fargo

80%

Patients that would definitely recommend
10% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

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 better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

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
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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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

80%

Would definitely recommend
10% higher than the national average

Essentia Health-Fargo

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%76%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%79%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%66%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%87%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%70%66%

Essentia Health-Fargo

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%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Rita Alaniz May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Kobrinsky

I had a "Televisit" with Dr. Ghazi a couple days ago. He is a gifted physician who, when I am in his care, either in person or with a televisit, causes me to feel that my care and how I am feeling is his greatest concern in all the world. He has helped me immeasurably!

Greg G. May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Harmon

Very thorough, explained things clearly and in detail. Nice personality and very knowledgable.

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Abu Minshar

She is great! We are so happy to have her as our children's doctor. She takes her time with them. She hears our concerns and listens to us.

Sarah Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Kessler

Rushed, rude, and probably incompetent. I had much results and experiences with another clinic, which is not in Fargo. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Robin S Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Brandy Eaves Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sheldon

Dr Ghazi is a great listener, is very knowledgeable and has many weapons in his arsenal to combat chronic pain. We, in Fargo, are blessed to have wonderful pain care physician in our city.

Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Dr. Bradley is such a great care provider and you know it as soon as you walk in to the room. She truly cares and listens. Gives you enough time and makes you very comfortable. I'm so glad to have her as my doctor and would definitely recommend her.

Zekija K. Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Bradley

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

I would not recommend

Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Lillestol

Dr. Sorensen is one of the best primary care doctors I’ve seen. He is very thorough, listens to you, and does everything he can to find the cause of your issue. I think he’s a great doctor and makes me feel heard and is also very nice and fast!

Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sorensen

Closed-minded and arrogant know-it-all. Not compassionate or thoughtful. You get the sense that she inwardly mocks her patients. Questionable medical knowledge. Do not recommend this doctor.

Never Going Back Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Meyer

Dr. Mohs is an excellent surgeon and this other bad review is so not true! He takes time to ensure your cared for and all your needs are met.

Beyond pleased Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Mohs

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Kessler

Dr. Ghazi has helped me with pain problems since 2010. I highly recommend his expertise, his interest in patient problems, etc. He also has a facility and great staff that makes visits pleasant. 5 stars

Betty Schoephoerster Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Kelly Kruize Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

From start to finish my appointment with Andrew went great. He recommended a new migraine medication that works.

Beth A Feb 28 2020

Review for Andrew Volin

Mary F. Feb 27 2020

Review for Jennifer Henry

She was very friendly and personable. I was seeing her for the first time and felt she was very proactive with treatment. I did not feel rushed and was able to bring up my concerns - I felt heard and that she allowed me to ultimately make decisions. Excellent patient care.

Feb 19 2020

Review for Sara Hansen

Trent is very thorough and cares about his patients. I trust his direction and knowledge for my care.

Feb 19 2020

Review for Trent Bitz

Valerie N. Feb 16 2020

Review for Ryan Kessel

Valerie N. Feb 16 2020

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

I would highly recommend her. The way she controlled the pushing phase of my vaginal delivery led to no tearing and i was glad i was going home with no stiches.

Madiha anwar Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Rondeau

Seen this Dr after my Primary Doctor retired.Very cold rude which mirrors prejudice,He has that poor interpersonal skills which diminishes that patient doctor relationship,poor and lacks communication even via mychart.Run away like plaque from him.

New Running Away Patient Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sorensen

Amanda M. Feb 04 2020

Review for Aubrey Hess

Laura Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Stover

I have seen Dr. Gilca for several appointments, and also for eye surgery. She is excellent in her field, and excellent in her communication. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs to see an eye surgeon or has eye problems. And besides all of that, she's a very nice person!!!

Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Gilca

I had him when he was in St. Cloud, Mn. He was a terrible doctor. I know of 5 patients that went to him and they all had the same opinion , even worse. Very bad.

Jan 26 2020

Review for Dr. Bradley

She has always been there for me, takes time to listen to me when I am there. I dont feel rushed to leave.

V. Heydt Jan 25 2020

Review for Dawn McKinnon

Caring, professional physician. She takes the time to thoroughly answer questions to help reassure the patient & concerned family.

Rose Wilson Abraham Jan 22 2020

Review for Dr. Harmon

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

Jan 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Jenna Seley Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Robert Melander Dec 28 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Lana Frye Dec 23 2019

Review for Dr. Lillestol

Will Wright Dec 22 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Tom Colville Dec 21 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Excellent doctor in every way!

Richard Britt Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

He really gets it. Out of all the times in Essentia,he's the only one to. Very understanding and Educated.

Stephanie Flores Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Bradley

This doctor sucks even with 9 years of experience.I said again NINE years!! Shame on you Essentia Health!!

Concern Patient Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Sorensen

The new IMA Healthcare location at 45th street and 32nd Avenue South is bright, clean, and spacious. Dr. Steven G. Clemenson is very knowledgeable, willing to listen, thorough in his assessment, and great at teaching/communicating as needed.

Dec 06 2019

Review for Dr. Clemenson

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Geoffrey Reynolds CPA Dec 03 2019

Review for Dr. Williams

What is the assessment done carpal tunnel and is extremely well that explains everything and referred me to an awesome surgery

Trav Dec 01 2019

Review for Dr. Ostlie

He made the surgery so easy to be prepared for explained everything so amazingly very professional I'm very good with my family and me as a patient would highly recommend him to anybody he did a great job on my carpal tunnel surgery

Travis Dec 01 2019

Review for Dr. Nicolescu

Waited over 45 minutes for an appt less than 10 min.

Nov 27 2019

Review for Dr. Bexell-Gierke

Tiffany is the most caring and understanding provider I have ever seen. She wants you to succeed with your health. She listens and is always coming up with different ways for you try to be your best. She is simply the best!

Nov 20 2019

Review for Tiffany Swenson

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

Fabulous care for almost 15 years.

Karen Nov 05 2019

Review for Dr. Holm

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

She always takes the time necessary to answer my questions and address my concerns.

Kirsten Oct 15 2019

Review for Dawn McKinnon

Marcia Hoyt Oct 14 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

He is not rushing. Super nice and listens

Kevin Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Jonason

The best Doctor for me and for you too? He is great, no hurry a smart man and knows you as a person not a chart number If you like honest . He talks with you not at you. Very nice person. Thank you Dr neil 18 years been coming to him.

kevin Oct 07 2019

Review for Dr. Jonason

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

Dr. Ghazi is my hero, I have been going to him for pain in my back and legs for years. His very knowledgeable when it comes to fixing the problems I have and I appreciate having him and his care team on my side.

Ruth C. Sep 18 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Kessler

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

current patient Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. DeCock

This doctor saw me few years back. He didn't know anything about me and was allowed to tell me what kind of work I could. Very disappointed in his work. How can a doc. know about what a person can and can't do. He must have gotten paid off by WSI.

Aug 30 2019

Review for Dr. Kuhlmann

Crushed Finger Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Blom

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

Anne is so passionate about the health of her patients and always spends quality time at each visit. Wouldn’t want the care of my kiddos in anyone else’s hands.

Aug 16 2019

Review for Anne Christensen

I have been seeing Dr. Ghazi for several years and have found him to be a good listener and doing whatever he can to alleviate my difficult back pain. Dr, Ghazi and his staff provide TLC.

Donna Bursik Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Susieq Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Great Physician and all around clinic - listens intently and truly cares about my health. Staff is wonderful and I wouldnt choose any other provider.

Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Odedra-Mistry

Jul 31 2019

Review for Holli Marquart

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

Jenna takes the time to listen to any questions or concerns I may have. She is an upbeat, empathetic, knowledgable medical professional. I have and will continue to recommend her to family and friends.

Jul 24 2019

Review for Dr. Zaffke

Jul 24 2019

Review for Tracy Beecher

Tracy has great bed side manner and she works great with Dr. Syrquin and kept him the loop with all of my post op care!

Angela Norton Jul 18 2019

Review for Tracy Beecher

TG Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Hella

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

Dr. Ghazi has done all my injections and procedures since he was with Sanford Health. I totally trust him.

Melissa Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Dr. Tsen was very patient with our son. He was very professional and detailed when explaining what was going on and how we should proceed.

Krista Hoeg Jul 08 2019

Review for Dr. Tsen

A decent general, however not a true specialist. He reacted somewhat negatively when I chose to see a specialist at the other healthcare system (who easily corrected the ongoing issue) because I wasn’t getting healed with Dr Ernst’s procedures.

Andy Jul 06 2019

Review for Dr. Ernst

Awesome , He is a Great Doctor.

Jun 30 2019

Review for Dr. Jonason

This is one of the Best Doctors in Mn. He has a beating heart, a soul and is a good man. He has a very good bed side manner. If your looking for one of the very best here he is. God Bless

Kevin Storeyin Fargo, MN - Jun 30 2019

Review for Dr. Jonason

She is great with my kids!!

Jun 29 2019

Review for Dr. Patel

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

Very professional, answered my long list of questions, listened to my concerns. I left feeling that I could communicate with him and that he was trustworthy and would not do a procedure on me if I was not a candidate.

Devils Lake - Jun 26 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

hes ghe best doctor ive had,hes saved me from unnecessary operatio s and is spot on with diagnosis

doug gulleksonin Fsrgo, ND - Jun 25 2019

Review for Dr. Steinke

He is an excellent doctor. He takes good care of me and is willing to do anything to solve a problem. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Fargo, ND - Jun 22 2019

Review for Dr. Sorensen

5 stars. She is absolutely a great surgeon. I would not think of anyone else to trust with my eyes.

David Millerin Ardoch, ND - Jun 12 2019

Review for Dr. Gilca

Dr. listen to me with my back problems and then sent me to have an MRI, so we will go from there.

Jun 12 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Barbara Jorgensenin Fargo, ND - Jun 06 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Dr Strand is a fantastic Dr. He takes his time to explain everything that's going on. He is very friendly and understanding. He has been my PCP for many years. I highly recommend Dr Strand.

Paul Lucas in Colfax, ND - Jun 04 2019

Review for Dr. Strand

Moving On... Jun 03 2019

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Jun 02 2019

Review for Dr. Wright

She’s the greatest! Always pleasant to take my kids to see her. Very personable and competent.

Jun 02 2019

Review for Agnes Liem

the best doctor for shoulder surgery!

Betty Storbakkenin ENDERLIN, ND - May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

Very caring and knowledgeable. Always spends all the time necessary to make sure you are comfortable and informed.

Roland Atwood in Fargo, ND - May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Bjellum

Knowledgeable, personable and very efficient.

May 29 2019

Review for Jamie Zink

Location

Essentia Health-Fargo

3000 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103