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June 2017

PETER, MN— River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic has been awarded the Women’s Choice Award America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. One of 320 hospital emergency departments in the nation receiving the award, River’s Edge has been recognized for timely and life-saving care.

“Earning this award shows our ongoing commitment to families within our community. Our team of healthcare professionals puts the health and safety of the community first, and works tirelessly to provide families in the St. Peter area with the highest level of patient care,” said George Rohrich, Chief Executive Officer.

Hospitals that achieve a high level of patient satisfaction are eligible to receive the Women’s Choice Award.  The methodology for America’s Best Hospital’s for Emergency Care award is unique in that it combines Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) on June 2 honored innovate programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 33rd annual awards ceremony.

River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic was awarded the Best Hospital Workplace in the small hospital category for the second consecutive year for its work in enhancing the interviewing and onboarding experience for staff and working with department leaders to identify reasons for turnover and implementing best practices for retention.

“The staff at River’s Edge are the best and provide excellent patient care,” said Jackie Kimmet, Chief Human Resource Officer.  “It is an honor to work with such a dedicated group of individuals.”

Seventeen awards were given for extraordinary achievement in categories ranging from advocacy on behalf of hospitals and volunteerism to innovation and improvement in patient care and patient safety.

“Each day, all across the state, Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are working to strengthen the health of our communities,” said MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa. “Our exceptional care teams set the bar high for patient care and for meeting the needs of their communities.  Thanks to their expertise, diligence and commitment to excellence, Minnesota’s hospitals continue to be among the best in the nation.”