Essentia Health-Fargo


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

Essentia Health-Fargo is a medical facility located in Fargo, ND. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.


Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 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

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • 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
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • 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
7% higher than the national average


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


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


Care Transition

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


Responsiveness of hospital staff

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


Essentia Health-Fargo

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

Excellent of the best. Visit was so refreshing. Spoke to me like a human that cared. Never had a surgeon like him before. Thanks dr S

Jack Z. May 08 2021

Review for Dr. Sawardeker

I have been going to Dr. Levin for a few years now and reccomend him to anyone who asks. He is very kind and knowledgeable.

May 04 2021

Review for Dr. Levin

Excellent, skilled care. Listens carefully and follows up. Positive outcomes .Works with a Great nursing team assisting in the care

Apr 22 2021

Review for Dr. Kolkhorst

Cheryl Flatt Apr 21 2021

Review for Dr. Ghazi

Apr 19 2021

Review for Dr. Sorensen


Essentia Health-Fargo

3000 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103

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