Business briefs for 11-14-13

Lakeview Homecare gets national honor

Lakeview Homecare has been awarded the Homecare Elite Award for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, Lakeview Homecare was designated in the Top 500 agencies in the United States.

“Congratulations to our homecare team for receiving this prestigious award and thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to excellence,” Lakeview Hospital President Curt Geissler said in a written statement.

The 2013 HomeCare Elite is the compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Now in its seventh year, this review names the top 25 percent of agencies based on performance measures.

“We are honored to be receiving this award. It verifies our high standards and commitment to providing the highest level of care to our neighbors at home,” said Denise Plourde, Lakeview’s Clinical Manager of Homecare and Hospice.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency and financial performance.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation.

Women, Wealth and Wellness

A “Lunch & Learn” session of Women, Wealth & Wellness is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Margaret Rivers Room at Stillwater Public Library, 224 3rd Street N.

Women, Wealth & Wellness is a series of quarterly “Lunch & Learn” events specifically designed for the women of the St. Croix Valley. Each event features a local financial or estate planning expert and presents a specialty health and wellness guest speaker.

The November 21st event presents “Trust Options for Today’s Family” and features event sponsor Shannon Hooley Enright, Estate Planning and Trust Attorney of Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff and Vierling, PLLP. It also presents “Eat Healthy — Even During the Holidays” with guest speaker Jennifer Sletten, Registered Dietician for Lakeview Hospital.

The event is presented by Thrivent Financial, Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff and Vierling, PLLP and First State Bank and Trust.

The cost is $15 and includes lunch provided by Grand Catering payable at the door by cash or check, credit payment online only. To register go to womenwealthwellness.eventbrite.com or call 651-351-3760.

Lakeview gets 2014 Women’s Choice Award

Lakeview Hospital received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics.

This award seeks to identify the country’s best health care institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital. This includes quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

“Lakeview is honored to be one of the hospitals to receive the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for obstetrics care,” Lakeview Hospital President Curt Geissler said. “This is a wonderful patient recognition of the dedication and service our nursing and medical staff provide to our new mothers, babies and their families. We are pleased to be able to provide such an outstanding level of care and service to our community.”

The Women’s Choice Award claims to be the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. Hospitals qualify for the annual list of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics based on a scoring process that incorporates a national standardized survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Real Estate agent recognized

Jonathan Lindstrom of RE/MAX Specialists in Stillwater was recently honored as a Super Real Estate Agent by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business following a review process by a panel of 20 real estate industry experts.

Compiled by Avery Crop – avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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