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RARE - Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively

Participating Hospitals

Hospitals Sign On to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions

The following hospitals have signed on to support the RARE Campaign and reduce overall readmissions by 20% from their 2009 baseline—as measured by Minnesota Hospital Association Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPR) data—by December 31, 2012. The Operating Partners started recruiting hospitals mid-July 2011. New hospitals will be added as they join.

Their commitment underscores the leadership that's needed to significantly reduce avoidable readmissions—an issue that requires collaboration among community stakeholders. Reaching our goals will enable us to achieve the Triple Aim of improving population health, the patient care experience and the affordability of care in this area.

map of participating hospitals

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  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
  • Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Marshall
  • Bethesda Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo
  • Cambridge Medical Center, Cambridge
  • CentraCare Health System - Long Prairie, Long Prairie
  • Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet
  • District One Hospital, Faribault
  • Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria
  • Essentia Health Ada, Ada
  • Essentia Health Duluth, Duluth
  • Essentia Health Fargo, Fargo, ND*
  • Essentia Health Fosston, Fosston
  • Essentia Health Graceville, Graceville
  • Essentia Health Northern Pines, Aurora
  • Essentia Health Sandstone, Sandstone
  • Essentia Health St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
  • Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital - Detroit Lakes, Detroit Lakes
  • Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth
  • Essentia West - Fargo, Fargo ND*
  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Wyoming
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center, Princeton
  • Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, Red Wing
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina
  • Fairview University Medical Center - Mesabi, Hibbing
  • FirstLight Health System, Mora
  • Glencoe Regional Health Services, Glencoe
  • Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor, Granite Falls
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  • Hutchinson Area Health Care, Hutchinson
  • Johnson Memorial Health Services, Dawson
  • Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls
  • LakeWood Health Center, Baudette
  • Lakewood Health System, Staples
  • Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater
  • Lake View Memorial Hospital, Two Harbors
  • LifeCare Medical Center, Roseau
  • Madison Hospital, Madison
  • Mahnomen Health Center, Mahnomen
  • Meeker Memorial Hospital, Litchfield
  • Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids
  • Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake
  • Murray County Medical Center, Slayton
  • New Ulm Medical Center, New Ulm
  • North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale
  • Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester
  • Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna
  • Paynesville Area Health Care System, Paynesville
  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Pipestone County Medical Center, Pipestone
  • Phillips Eye Institute, Minneapolis
  • Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls
  • Regina Medical Center, Hastings
  • Regions Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar
  • Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia
  • River Falls Hospital, River Falls, WI*
  • River's Edge Hospital and Clinic, St. Peter
  • Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin
  • Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester
  • Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Bemidji
  • Sanford Medical Center, Canby
  • Sibley Medical Center, Arlington
  • Sleepy Eye Medical Center, Sleepy Eye
  • St. Cloud Hospital, Saint Cloud
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee
  • St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls
  • St. John's Hospital, Maplewood
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Park Rapids
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Saint Paul
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester
  • St. Michael's Hospital, Sauk Centre
  • Swift County-Benson Hospital, Benson
  • Tri-County Health Care, Wadena
  • Tyler Healthcare Center, Tyler
  • United Hospital, Saint Paul
  • Unity Hospital, Fridley
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis
  • Windom Area Hospital, Windom
  • Winona Health Services, Winona
  • Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury

Participating Health Systems

  • Allina Hospitals & Clinics
  • CentraCare
  • Essentia Health
  • Fairview Health Services
  • HealthEast Care System
  • HealthPartners Medical Group and Regions Hospital
*Hospitals outside of Minnesota can participate if they are an ICSI member and/or part of a health system serving Minnesota.
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RARE is a campaign lead by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, the Minnesota Hospital Association, and Stratis Health, which represents Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network in Minnesota.