Coronavirus update

Thank you for entrusting us with your health care. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your care and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide some services.

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. We are here to provide you with the care and support you need. We encourage you to stay informed about how to stay healthy and to learn what steps to take if you think you have COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on Allina Health's coronavirus response, and the information you need to stay healthy, learn more here.

Awards and recognition

Accreditation, awards and honors


  • Buffalo Hospital is proud to be named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™. This is a testament to the quality of care we provide and the exceptional staff who care for our community. We share this honor with our entire staff and physicians – and the communities we serve.

  • Named one of iVantage Health Analytic's HEALTHSTRONG Top Hospital
  • Top 25 hospitals in Minnesota as named by CareChex for overall hospital care
  • 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care
  • Second year to be recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a Twin Cities area hospital with the shortest average emergency room visits and wait times.
  • Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® recognized Buffalo Hospital as a high-performing hospital in the nation. Buffalo Hospital continues to exceed national benchmarks for the highest value in the U.S. in terms of patient care, patient satisfaction, and financial operations.


  • iVantage Healthstrong Hospital Award for meeting Hospital Strength Index established criteria as one of the top 12% of hospitals in the nation
  • Recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association as an exploratory hospital for LEAPT Resiliency work
  • Earned the highest grade possible in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score - "A"
  • Recognized as one of the Twin Cities area hospitals with the shortest average emergency room visits and wait times by the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal


  • Minnesota Hospital Association Partnership for Patients Excellence Award
  • National Award in partnership with the Wright County Fair for the innovative bike safety demonstration and helmet giveaway
  • The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 29th annual awards ceremony on Friday, May 17. Buffalo Hospital, part of Allina Health, received the award for Patient Safety Improvement in the Small Hospital Category due to their efforts to create a culture of safety.


  • George Family Foundation Leadership Award for the Healthy Communities Partnership Program
  • Allina Best CareAware for improved teamwork / multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • GE Healthcare Innovation Award for piloting Telehealth technology with Abbott Northwestern Hospital to provide mental health assessments, referrals, and treatment plans
  • "HCAHPS Best Performer Award for Medium Hospitals – Discharge Information Composite" by Avatar International
  • MHA Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace in the small hospital category
  • Leader in Health Care Award for Employer Achievement in Developing Wellness Programs by Minnesota Business Magazine
  • Buffalo Hospital's Heart Safe Communities collaborative was named a finalist for Jackson Healthcare's Hospital Charitable Service Awards


  • Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center


  • Buffalo Hospital's Birth Center was recognized for excellence in patient safety by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). MHA's Annual Health Care Awards honor the best and brightest in Minnesota health care - individuals who have offered dedicated service to hospitals and organizations that have implemented successful, innovative programs.
  • Buffalo Hospital's imaging department earned a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
  • Buffalo Hospital earned Patient Safety Excellence Awards from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for Safe Site and Safe Skin.


  • Full accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • A three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Awards from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for Safe Count and Safe from Falls


  • Buffalo Hospital received the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace Award for the third time in the small hospital category.


  • Buffalo Hospital received the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Community Health Commitment Award for its commitment to community health.


  • Buffalo Hospital received the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Innovator of the Year in Patient Care Award for implementing one of the most integrated electronic medical record systems in the nation. The hospital also received an award in 2003 for implementing InstyMeds, a prescription drug delivery system.