Essentia Health has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as one of the top 20% highest-performing medium size health systems.

The annual Top 15 Health System study provides an objective measure of health system performance overall and offers insight into the ability of a system's member hospitals to deliver consistent top performance across the communities they serve, all based on a national health system scorecard. The 2019 study analyzed 337 health systems.

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The study delivers a rigorous, aggregate analysis of system metrics from individual hospital data. That data is then used to identify the top-performing systems in the nation, according to a balanced scorecard of measures derived from publicly available clinical, operational and patient perception of care data.

"Our colleagues consistently provide excellent and compassionate patient-centered care," says David C. Herman, MD, chief executive officer. "This recognition affirms that quality on a national level. I am proud of every member of our team."