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Awards and recognition

  • Accreditation, awards and honors

    As a part of Allina Health, River Falls Area Hospital demonstrates a commitment to provide exceptional health care to the patients we serve. Each year, the hospital and staff are recognized for their incredible care and expertise through the following awards and accreditations:

    2015

    • River Falls Area Hospital has been named one of 52 hospitals in the nation with the cleanest patient rooms. The accolade comes from Becker’s Hospital Review, which analyzed data in which 93 percent of RFAH patients reported their rooms were "always" clean.
    • 2015 Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals: Emergency Care

    2014

    • Recognition from the March of Dimes/Minnesota Department of Health for the Birth Center’s success in reducing early elective deliveries
    • Earned three-year accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology.
    • Named on 2014 list of "100 Great Community Hospitals" by Becker's Hospital Review.
    • Car seat technician Mary Waters named as Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety technician of the year (2014).
    • Named as a "Top Performer" by the Joint Commission for care of surgical patients.
    • Designated as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health for the first time.

    2013

    • Recognition from the March of Dimes/Minnesota Department of Health for the Birth Center’s success in reducing early elective deliveries
    • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, the hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for surgical care
    • Top 100 Critical Access Hospital: Ranked by iVantage Health Analytics, the hospital is one of the nation's best critical access hospitals (25 hospital beds or less) as determined by iVantage's Hospital Strength Index

    2012

    • College of American Pathologists Accredited (CAP)
    • Exceeding Expectations Award: Presented by Avatar International based on performance on key patient satisfaction survey items related to our ability to outperform our patients' expectations.
    • Joint Commission Silver Level Certificate: The Silver Level certificate is awarded to organizations that have achieved an 85%-94% level of compliance with vaccination of their employees and staff.

    2011

    • River Falls Area Hospital earned accreditation by the Joint Commission Accreditation, following an on-site survey in March 2011. In addition, the hospital was granted continued deemed status from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services following The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services validation survey conducted by the State of Wisconsin in May 2011.
    • River Falls Area Hospital received the Exceeding Expectations Award presented by Avatar International based on performance of the key patient satisfaction survey items related to our ability to outperform our patients' expectations.
    • Sleep Center Accreditation American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
    • River Falls Area Hospital received Mammography Accreditation presented by American College of Radiology/Federal Drug Administration.
    • River Falls Area Hospital earned the Silver Level certificate presented by the Joint Commission Silver Level Certificate. This award is given to organizations that have achieved an 85-94% level of compliance with vaccination of their employees and staff.

    2010

    • Accreditation with Commendation was received by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation (COC) on November 12, 2010. River Falls Area Hospital is the only critical access hospital accredited for cancer care in Wisconsin.
    • The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification recognized that the River Falls Area Hospital program was rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care and was awarded Cardiac Rehab Certification.
    • Making Medicine Mercury Free Award by Practice Greenhealth, which recognizes facilities that have made significant efforts to be virtually mercury free.
    • Hospital of Choice Award by the American Alliance for Health Care Providers. This award recognizes hospitals that go beyond in pursuit of excellence and quality of care.
    • River Falls Area Hospital of Choice Award presented to River Falls Area Hospital by the American Alliance of Health Care Providers in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
    • River Falls Area Hospital was awarded with the Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence presented by VHA Inc., a national health care network honoring 28 hospitals nationally for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and efforts to improve the patient experience.
    • River Falls Area Hospital was awarded the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures presented by The Joint Commission. River Falls Area Hospital was named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve surgical care.

    2009

    • River Falls Area Hospital of Choice Award presented to River Falls Area Hospital by the American Alliance of Health Care Providers in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

    2008

    • River Falls Area Hospital of Choice Award presented to River Falls Area Hospital by the American Alliance of Health Care Providers in 2008, 2009, and 2010.