All Allina primary care clinics earn Bridges to Excellence awards
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 08/01/2011--Allina Hospitals & Clinics announced today that for the first time, every one of Allina's primary care clinics received a Minnesota Bridges to Excellence award.
The 53 clinic locations include:
The award from the Buyers Health Care Action Group relies on publicly reported clinical data to identify clinics that have high quality outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression.
"We are proud to receive this award because it showcases our commitment to excellence in care and transparency," said Bev Reiman, director of Allina Clinic Quality and Patient Care Services, Allina Hospitals & Clinics. "Patients benefit from this program, but all of us benefit by improvements in the health care system."
The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program was started six years ago to change the health care payment system from one that rewards doctors for the number of services they provide to one that rewards them for the quality of care delivered and outcomes achieved.
The Buyers Healthcare Action Group announced today that 295 clinics will receive $473,000 in rewards.
About Allina Clinics
Allina Clinics is a not-for-profit system of nearly 60 clinics including 42 Allina Medical Clinic locations, 12 Aspen Medical Group clinics and five Quello Clinic locations throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Allina Clinics are part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals, more than 90 and medical services, including home care, hospice and palliative care, oxygen and medical equipment, pharmacies and emergency medical transportation.
For more about Allina's care goals and ratings, go to allina.com/quality.
About the Buyers Health Care Action Group
Formed in 1988, the Buyers Health Care Action Group (BHCAG) is a Minnesota-based coalition of public and private employers working to recreate the health care system so consumers will get the care they need in the right place, at the right time and at the right price. BHCAG has introduced a number of nationally recognized innovations in health care contracting, delivery, quality and consumerism. BHCAG is based in Bloomington, Minn. For more information, visit bhcag.com.
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