WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
Here at MCMC, we are more than just a hospital. We hold several distinctions and maintain partnerships that separate our health care facility from the rest.
COMMITTED TO COMPASSIONATE AND EXCEPTIONAL HEALTH CARE
MINNESOTA CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE HOME (HCH)
1 OF 8 ACROSS MINNESOTA
MCMC began Health Care Home (HCH) implementation in 2014 with one nurse practitioner initially seeking HCH certification and quickly spread certification to the entire group of primary care providers. They take the health of their population seriously and embrace ways to partner with community resources to enhance health outcomes. An innovative approach to health improvement is their "Big Blue Bus" program that travels to outlying communities, providing health education and support for the remote populations. Visitors of the bus were recipients of blood pressure readings, blood glucose monitoring and diabetic foot assessments. Each month different health spotlights were offered such as diabetic education, heart healthy snacks, pulmonary assessments, reviewing of medications by a pharmacist and seasonal flu vaccinations.
DESIGNATED MINNESOTA TRAUMA FACILITY
LEVEL IV DESIGNATION
Minnesota's trauma system is a network of hospitals and ambulance services organized and coordinated to optimize the care provided to seriously injured people by ensuring that injured people are cared for at a hospital with resources that are matched with the injured persons' needs. Hospitals voluntarily participate in the trauma system by attaining designation. Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of one and 44, and the third leading cause of death overall, second only to cancer and heart disease. More years of potential life before age 65 are lost due to injury than due to any other cause. Deaths due to injury costs Minnesota over $2.5 billion dollars each year. For a severely injured person, the time between sustaining an injury and receiving definitive care is the most important predictor of survival—the “golden hour.” The chance of survival diminishes with time, despite of the availability of resources and modern technology. However, a trauma system enhances the chance of survival regardless of proximity to an urban trauma center. MCMC is designated as an official Level IV Trauma Facility.
ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL
MDH DESIGNATES FACILITIES AS ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITALS, PRIMARY STROKE CENTERS, AND COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTERS
MCMC undergoes a review and site visit process every three years with the Minnesota Department of Health to renew our designation with the State of Minnesota as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. The review analyzes the total patient experience for a suspected stroke patient from hospital arrival, through ED to CT, and finally the transfer to tertiary care. Following this year's remote site visit, which also included tours of the stroke alert process, including discussions with stroke program leadership, Murray County Medical Center was designated as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by the MDH.
PARTNER OF THE STATEWIDE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP (SHIP)
IMPROVING HEALTHY LIVING IN MURRAY COUNTY
Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) investments support community-driven solutions to expand opportunities for active living, healthy eating and commercial tobacco-free living, helping all Minnesotans prevent chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Murray County Medical Center is a community partner leading SHIP activities throughout Murray County communities.