Awards / Designations / Accreditations

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MHA Safe SiteAwards

  • MDH FluSafe 2016-2017 Blue Ribbon Level – Sep 2017
  • 5 Star Rating for Patient Experience – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – July 2017
  • 2016 Pope County Salute to Business and Industry – Oct 2016
  • 5 Star Rating for Patient Experience – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Apr and Oct 2016
  • 4 Star Rating for Overall Quality – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Oct 2016
  • MDH FluSafe 2015-2016 Blue Ribbon Level – Sep 2016
  • Performance Leadership 2015 – Top Quartile Nationally – iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH)  – Nov 2015
  • MDH FluSafe 2014-2015 Red Ribbon Level – Sep 2015
  • March of Dimes Early Elective Delivery Recognition – 2014
  • MDH FluSafe 2013-2014 Red Ribbon Level – Aug 2014
  • MDH FluSafe 2012-2013 Red Ribbon Level – Aug 2013
  • MDH FluSafe 2011-2012 Red Ribbon Level – Aug 2012
  • MHA Safe Site Procedure Program Patient Safety Excellence Award – June 2012
  • MDH Excellence in Recognition of Parentage Award – May 2012
  • MDH Data Quality in Birth Registration Award – May 2012
  • Joint Commission Resources Bronze Award for Employee Flu Vaccination Challenge – 2011-12
  • MHA Safe Account Procedure Program Patient Safety Excellence Award – Feb 2012
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award – Sept 2011
  • MDH Timeliness Perfection in Birth Registration Award – Apr 2011
  • MDH Excellence in Birth Registration Award – Apr 2011, Apr 2009
  • Joint Commission Resources Silver Award recognition for Employee Flu Vaccination Challenge – 2009-10
  • MHA Safe Count Campaign Patient Safety Excellence Award – Jan 2009
  • Joint Commission Resources recognition for successful Employee Flu Vaccination Challenge – 2008-09
  • MHA Safe From Falls Campaign Patient Safety Excellence Award – Oct 2008

Designations/Accreditations

  • EMRLevel IV Trauma Center – MDH: MN Statewide Trauma System – Glacial Ridge Hospital – Re-certification – Sep 2016
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by the state of Minnesota Stroke System (MDH) – June 2014
  • Stage 2 of Meaningful Use of a certified EMR – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – 2014
  • Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support Licensed Glacial Ridge Ambulance – MN Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB)
  • American Board of Bariatric Medicine (ABBM) Certified – Medical Weight Loss Clinic
  • American College of Radiology (ACR) Accredited Mammography Facility
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certified
  • Critical Access Hospital – MDH: Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)
  • Healthland Premier Site for Electronic Medical Records
  • Level IV Trauma Center – MDH: MN Statewide Trauma System – Glacial Ridge Hospital
  • Meaningful Use Vanguard (MUV) Member – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • Medicare Certified – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Glacial Ridge Hospital, Glacial Ridge Homecare / Hospice
  • Pink Ribbon Facility
  • Rural Health Clinic – MDH: Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) -Brooten Medical Center, Glenwood Medical Center
  • Stage 1 of Meaningful Use of a certified EMR – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – August 2011
  • We Honor Veterans Partner Level II – Department of Veterans Affairs – Glacial Ridge Hospice

Glacial Ridge Health System provides quality care for residents and visitors throughout our county and portions of neighboring counties including the towns of Alexandria, Morris, Benson, Osakis, Sauk Centre, and Belgrade. We are a state-of-the-art facility located one hour from St. Cloud and located halfway between Fargo and the Twin Cities.