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Reports: Quality and outcome indicators
Our passion for finding new and better approaches to patient care drives us to conduct clinical research and to measure the impact of our services. These activities help ensure that new advances in treatment benefit patients as quickly as possible, and support a dynamic environment for medical and nursing education.
In 2007, Abbott Northwestern established an Outcomes Institute through which physicians, nurses and other staff publish quality and outcome indicators. In 2008, the Institute began producing outcome reports for Abbott Northwestern's Centers of Excellence and Nursing Department.
2010 Minneapolis Heart Institute® outcome report
Minneapolis Heart Institute® sets the standard in cardiovascular care.
2009 WomenCare outcome report
Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s WomenCare® program recognizes and treats the special needs of women, from the childbearing years through menopause.
2010 Spine Institute Overview and Outcomes Report
The Spine Institute provides comprehensive care for all types of spine problems. It represents the collaborative efforts of nationally known physicians and the spine-dedicated staff, facilities and capabilities at Abbott Northwestern.
2008 Joint Replacement Center outcome report
Since opening in September 2008, Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center has improved the quality of life for hundreds of patients who were living with joint pain.
2011 Neuroscience Institute outcome report
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Neuroscience Institute combines skilled physicians, experienced staff, advanced technology and focused programs to provide a comprehensive resource for the care of any neurological condition. Highlights from the Neuroscience Institute's 2011 report include:
2011 Nursing Department outcome report
The strength and reputation of Abbott Northwestern's Nursing Department is evidenced in the more than 409 nurses who have been with the organization for 25 years or more. Highlights from the Nursing Department's 2011 report include:
2010 Penny George Institute for Health and Healing outcome report
As the largest hospital-based program of its kind in the country, the Penny George Institute is setting the national standard for enhancing health care through an integrative health approach. The 2010 Overview and Outcomes report highlights the Penny George Institute’s work in:
2008 Virginia Piper Cancer Institute outcome report
At the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, physicians, nurses and allied health care providers offer each patient comprehensive care in a compassionate setting. Highlights from the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute's 2008 report include:
The Outcomes Institute
The Outcomes Institute and its reports are supported by funding from the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation. The commitment of the Foundation and Abbott Northwestern's generous donors to improving patient care through these efforts is greatly appreciated.