HCMC receives national award for population health

RIGHT: William B. Walker, MD, secretary of America's Essential Hospitals (formerly NAPH) and director and health officer, Contra Costa Health Services; Dr. Paul Johnson, HCMC; Jerod Loeb, PhD, outside director of the Essential Hospitals Institute (formerly NPHHI) and executive vice president, division of healthcare quality evaluation, The Joint Commission
LEFT to right:  Jerod Loeb, PhD, outside director of the Essential Hospitals Institute (formerly NPHHI) and executive vice president, division of healthcare quality evaluation, The Joint Commission; Dr. Paul Johnson, HCMC; William B. Walker, MD, secretary of America’s Essential Hospitals (formerly NAPH) and director and health officer, Contra Costa Health Services

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has received the National Association of Public Hospitals’ 2013 Gage Award for Improving Population Health for its Coordinated Care Center – a program that has significantly reduced emergency department visits and inpatient stays.

HCMC was honored with the award during the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) 2013 Annual Conference, June 19 to 21, in Hollywood, Fla. Continue reading “HCMC receives national award for population health”

New program supports emotional health of moms and babies

First of its kind program in Minnesota offers mental health services to support women and families — including a “Day Hospital” 

MotherBabyimageThe Mother-Baby Program at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is the first of its kind in Minnesota, offering a range of mental health services to support women and families. Only three other programs of this type  exist nationwide.

With a mission to support families by strengthening the emotional health and parenting capacity of mothers, this unique program includes outpatient psychiatry services, a HopeLine triage and resource line, and a day hospital for pregnant women and mothers experiencing depression, anxiety, or other emotional distress. Continue reading “New program supports emotional health of moms and babies”