Awards & Recognition

 

  • 2017 – Dr. Julie Benson named the Minnesota Academy Family Physician of the Year
  • 2017 – Lakewood Care Center received five out of five rating from US News & World Report
  • 2017 – Lakewood Health System’s behavioral health department received Program of the Year, Customer Service of the Year, and Program Director of the Year from Horizon Health
  • 2016 – Lisa Bjerga, CFO, named one of Becker Hospital Reviews 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40
  • 2016 – Awarded the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • 2016 – Awarded the Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
  • 2015 – Lakewood Care Center received 2015 Innovation Award from Care Providers of Minnesota
  • 2015 – Dr. Christine Albrecht received the Rural Physician Associate Program’s (RPAP) Preceptor Achievement Award
  • 2015 – Choose Health program received the HealthPartners Innovations in Health Care Award
  • 2015 – Lakewood Care Center earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
  • 2015 – Lakewood clinics recognized by Minnesota Health Action Group (The Action Group) for delivering optimal care and achieving optimal care measures, or improving specific patient outcomes as part of the 2015 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the Minnesota Quality Incentive Payment System
  • 2015 – Recipient of the 2015 Bush Prize for Community Innovation for the Choose Health program
  • 2014 – Becky Bennett, PA, was named the 2014 Clinical Instructor of the Year award from the Augsburg College Physician Assistant program
  • 2014 – Awarded the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
  • 2014 – Recognized by the March of Dimes and the Minnesota Hospital Association for reducing the number of elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy
  • 2013 – Pillager clinic ranked first in office staff and provider ratings amongst 651 clinics in Minnesota by Clinician and Group Surveys – Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS)
  • 2013 – Awarded the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
  • 2013 – Awarded the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2013 – Awarded UCare Minnesota’s Overall Performance Quality of Care for the third year in a row
  • 2013 – Awarded the Best-in-Class® Seal by HR Solutions for the second year in a row
  • 2013 – Katie Paine-Santos, RN Coordinator for Lakewood’s Memory Care Unit was named Nurse – Caregiver of the Year by Care Providers of Minnesota
  • 2012 – Lakewood’s IT division was recognized as one of the five best IT small hospital workplaces in the country for the second year in a row by Healthcare IT News
  • 2012 – Awarded UCare Minnesota’s Overall Performance Quality of Care for the second year in a row
  • 2012 – Awarded a Best-in-Class® Seal by HR Solutions. This honor is for select organizations whose employee survey scores are within the top 10 percent of Employee Engagement and Overall Job Satisfaction levels
  • 2012 – Named the nationwide winner of Akro-Mils® Before & After Room Reorganization Photo Contest
  • 2011 – Lakewood’s IT division was recognized as one of the five best IT small hospital workplaces in the country by Healthcare IT News
  • 2011 – Awarded UCare Minnesota’s Overall Performance Quality of Care
  • 2011 – Recipient of the Minnesota Hospital Association Career Promotion Award for promotion of healthcare careers and summer internship program
  • 2011 – Lakewood Health System received the Environmental Excellence Award from SteriMed for implementing initiatives that reduce waste and costs
  • 2010 – Lakewood Health Care Home model is dubbed by the Minnesota Department of Health as an innovative “Successful Model”
  • 2010 – Recipient of two bronze Aster Awards for Excellence in Medical Marketing
  • 2010 – Recipient of the 2010 Good Catch for Patient Safety Award on behalf of the Minnesota Hospital Association
  • 2010 – Lakewood Health System Social Services Director recipient of Prairie Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 award
  • 2010 – Recipient of the MHA Innovation of the Year in Patient Care – Small Hospitals Category
  • 2010 – Recipient of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Minnesota Psychological Association
  • 2009 – Lakewood Health System President, Tim Rice, recipient of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Rural Health Hero Award
  • 2008 – Recipient of the Minnesota Hospital Association SAFE initiatives award
  • 2008 – Recipient of the nationally-recognized HealthLeaders Media Top Leadership Team Award (small hospital category)
  • 2008 – Dr. Bill Mennis and Dr. Ted Lelwica, both Lakewood family physicians, are joint-recipients of the Staples Community Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 – Recipient of the Minnesota Hospital Association award for Health-Care Career Promotion (small hospital category)
  • 2005 – Recipient of the CentraCare Spirit of Caring Award
  • 2005 – Lakewood Health System employee, Helen Kimball, was the recipient of the Minnesota Hospital Association Caregiver of the Year award
  • 2002 – Recipient of the Minnesota Department of Health Rural Health Hero Award
  • 2002 – Recipient of the Minnesota Department of Health Rural Health Team Award
  • 2002 – Recipient of the Minnesota Hospital Association Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace
  • 1998 – Recipient of the Minnesota Speech, Language, Hearing Association Distinguished Service Award for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program
  • 1997 – Recipient of the Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership Patient Enhancement Award for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program