Awards & Recognition

After more than 50 years of service, it is the outstanding care and compassion we provide to patients and their families that drives us to be remarkable. And the fact North Memorial has been recognized by state and national healthcare experts is a testament to the physicians, employees and volunteers whose caring, compassion and dedication have made a positive impact on our patient's lives.



Blue Distinction Center + for Cardiac Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recognizes certain hospitals for their quality in cardiac care with Blue Center of Distinction Awards. North Memorial was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+  for delivering quality care while also meeting key requirements for cost-efficiency. Plus ("+") is a new designation level added to the program and is awarded to hospitals that have met the Blue Distinction Centers standards for quality, while demonstrating better cost efficiency than their peers. Click here to learn more.

Blue Distinction Center + for Hip & Knee Replacement

Blue Cross Blue Shield has identified North Memorial Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center + for hip and knee replacement. Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals proven to outperform their peers in key areas such as quality, safety and, in the case of Blue Distinction Centers+, efficiency. Click here to learn more.

Get With the Guidelines - Stroke

North Memorial Medical Center's Stroke Program has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for efforts to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. The "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke" distinction is used to recognize hospitals that demonstrate very strong adherence to evidence-based patient care practices, including certain 'Stroke Achievement' indicators and compliance with 'Stroke Quality' measures. Click here to learn more.

"A" for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group

North Memorial Medical Center was one of Minnesota's hospitals to earn an “A” grade for safety in a recent report. The Hospital Safety Score was created and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency. It is an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private healthcare experts.

Web Health Award for northmemorial.com

North Memorial's redesigned website was recently recognized with a Web Health Award. Nationally, there were more than 60 award recipients in the category "Consumer Website", and others included Aetna; Baptist Health, South Florida; Detroit Medical Center; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Cigna and Norvo Nordisk. Now in its 15th year, the goal of the Web Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals.

Wellness by Design

Thanks to the efforts of our HR and Employee Health Center teams, North Memorial has been recognized multiple times by Hennepin County with a Wellness by Design Award for excellence in developing, promoting and maintaining healthy worksites.

UCare "Salute to Excellence" Award

UCare recognized North Memorial for delivering high-quality care to its Medicaid and Minnesota Senior Health Options members. The "Salute to Excellence!" Awards honor outstanding clinic and care systems that participated in UCare's 2012 Pay for Performance Program. "UCare greatly values the high-quality health care delivered by North Memorial Medical Center medical professionals to UCare members," said Nancy Feldman, President and CEO of UCare.