New Ulm Medical Center outcomes tracked on Web

[Mankato Free Press, April 23, 2010] Your chance of dying from a heart attack, pneumonia or heart failure can be significantly different at hospitals just miles from each other. That’s the findings of the latest report from a federal agency that tracks what happens to the nation’s 44 million Medicare patients.

Lori Wightman, president of the Allina-affiliated New Ulm Medical Center, said the growing number of government and nonprofit websites tracking clinics, hospitals and doctors is adding transparency and accountability. “Measuring what you do and what you get done is important. It’s moving in the right direction,” Wightman said. Read the full story at

Posted on April 26, 2010 in Mankato Free PressNew Ulm Medical Centernewspapers

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