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Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center receives CMS four-star rating

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center receives CMS four-star rating

By Anthony Matt The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the 2021 ratings for hospitals as part of its Care Compare program, and Essentia Health facilities throughout the region fared well. Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth received a four-star rating. Essentia Health-Duluth received a three-star rating, as did Essentia Health-Virginia and...

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center receives CMS four-star rating

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center receives CMS four-star rating

By Anthony Matt The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the 2021 ratings for hospitals as part of its Care Compare program, and Essentia Health facilities throughout the region fared well. Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth received a four-star rating. Essentia Health-Duluth received a three-star rating, as did Essentia Health-Virginia and...

Essentia Health expands pre-service estimates

Essentia Health expands pre-service estimates

By Anthony Matt In an effort to be more transparent about health care costs and help patients make informed decisions, Essentia Health is expanding pre-service estimates for all scheduled surgical services. Essentia will provide an estimate of any deductible and out-of-pocket cost based on a patient’s insurance plan. The program started May 3 and is...

Essentia Health to continue requiring masks for visitors, patients and staff

Essentia Health to continue requiring masks for visitors, patients and staff

Despite the easing of mask mandates from federal agencies, state government and municipal leaders, Essentia Health will continue to enforce its mask policy. Universal masking for patients, visitors and staff will remain a requirement in all Essentia facilities across Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent guidelines do...

Essentia Health eases visitor restrictions

Essentia Health eases visitor restrictions

As COVID-19 positivity rates decrease, vaccinations increase and fewer patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, Essentia Health is moving to less restrictive visitation guidelines. Beginning today, two adult visitors per patient will be allowed in clinic and hospital settings, including emergency departments. Some surgical and procedural spaces may have special instructions that will be communicated...

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