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Woodwinds gets patient safety excellence award

Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury has earned a Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Patient Safety Excellence Award for its work on preventing pressure ulcers.

"The focus on prevention is the key to better outcomes -- and I am proud of the staff at Woodwinds for this award and all of the stellar service that they provide," said Julie Schmidt, CEO/VP Woodwinds.

Woodwinds Health Campus joined the SAFE SKIN initiative, where Minnesota teams are working collectively on implementing an extensive list of recommended actions to prevent pressure ulcers.

The recommended actions are compiled in the SAFE SKIN Roadmap to a Comprehensive Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program.

The MHA Patient Safety Excellence Award is given to facilities that have achieved more than 90 percent of the recommended actions.