Compare Us

We know that our patients have many choices about the type of medical care they receive, so we want to give you as much information as possible.

In fact, in the spirit of “transparency,” we are giving you the tools right here, to compare Lakewood’s services and scores with other healthcare systems. See for yourself by clicking on the tabs: Quality, Service, and Price.

Quality is the focus of everything we do. From efficiency efforts, safety, employee engagement and physician recruitment to external quality measures, continuing education, and a willingness to listen to our patients—quality is the fuel that drives our engine.

One of the best ways to rate healthcare quality and safety is through data collected by independent sources. We voluntarily participate in programs to measure our performance and compare with other hospitals throughout the region, state, and nation. The data included here is an effort to increase the level of transparency so that our patients can make informed healthcare decisions.

Click on the headings below, or the "Links" icon on the right to find quality and safety data. Please note that in some cases the data could be up to a year old:

  • Hospital Compare:  This is a national survey often referred to as HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. Use the results shown here to compare hospitals based on ten important hospital quality topics. 
  • Nursing Home Compare:  This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. 
  • MN Health Scores: These reports provide information about the care provided in clinics (doctor's offices), medical groups and hospitals throughout Minnesota.
  • Home Health Compare: This tool, also known as HH-CAHPS (Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), has detailed information about every Medicare-certified home health agency in the country.

Because we want patients to feel like they can share their opinions anonymously, we hire a third party vendor (Press Ganey) to survey, gather results, and report feedback to us throughout the year. Press Ganey works with more than 10,000 healthcare organizations nationwide to report findings, and improve clinical and business outcomes.

The charts below highlight our most recent scores, and compare them to the healthcare market.  


We know that it can be stressful when thinking about how much a procedure is going to cost, and how the payments will work. Based on your individual situation, we are happy to talk through estimated costs for procedures performed at Lakewood Health System. Please give us a call at the numbers listed below. We can help determine approximate out-of pocket costs based on your insurance. We can also help determine whether you are eligible for charity care or our Customer Assistance Program, or answer any general questions you have about prices and payments.

Please keep in mind that any quotations we provide are only estimates, and that there are unforeseen variables that can potentially influence these figures. Our estimates may include both the facility and professional fees, however, you may receive separate bills from a specialist, reference lab, or contracted radiologist who may serve you. Any estimates we provide are for informational purposes and convenience only. They are not part of a contract, and the actual cost of services provided may vary.

Hospital & Clinic Estimates: 218-894-8694
Care Center Estimates: 218-894-8344
Assisted Living Estimates: 218-894-2124

Find out more about patient rights and confidentiality here. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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