Awards and Recognition

Alomere Health Named a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Alomere Health scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX® for the fourth consectutive year. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.

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Alomere Health Achieves Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and Five-Star Distinction in Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2021.

Alomere Health is honored to have been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Awardrecipient. This distinction places Alomere Health among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Alomere Health has received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 2 years in a row (2020-2021) and was also recognized with a Five-Star Distinction in Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2021.


Echo Press Best of The Lakes Area honors Alomere Health with four awards for 2020:

Best Medical Facility: Alexandria Clinic

Finalist: Alomere Health

Best Physical Rehab: Heartland Orthopedic Specialist

Finalist: Alomere Health Rehab Services

Best Physician: Dr. Dan Kryder

Finalists: Dr. Brian Carlson & Dr. Amanda Walz

Best Hearing Clinic: Lakes E.N.T. & Hearing Clinic


These awards are evidence of our culture of accountability, compassion, excellence, hospitality, and integrity- values that are embraced by our staff and physicians. Thank you Alexandria Area community & neighbors for placing your trust in us. That's the most valuable recognition of all. 


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Honor Alomere Health with 5-Star Designation

Alomere Health has been recognized by CMS as a 4 Star hospital. This national recognition is evidence and a great testament to the teamwork and overall commitment to supporting a culture of accountability and excellence that has been embraced by the staff and physicians who work in the clinics and hospital settings.


US News & World Report Honors Alomere Health with "High Performing Hospital" Ranking

The U.S. News analysis of hospitals includes data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties and regionally in states and major metro areas. Alomere Health achieved the highest rating possible in hip replacement surgery.


Alomere Health is one of Nation’s Top 100

For the second time, Alomere Health has been named one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals. We do not apply for this award, but are selected from over 3,000 hospitals nationwide. This award is based on best performance across the whole hospital in the areas of: patient outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, efficiency and financial stablilty. The hospital was previously honored in 2002.


Alomere Health is currently accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). HFAP was founded by the American Osteopathic Association and is nationally recognized by the federal government, state governments, insurance carriers and managed care organizations. HFAP conducts accreditation surveys of acute care hospitals, ambulatory care and surgery centers, mental health, and physical rehabilitation facilities.

For more information about Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) visit:

Alomere Health is a member of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). MHA's vision is to be a leader in health-care policy, advocacy, and an educational resource for members. Alomere Health is an active participant in the various events and initiatives provided by MHA which are designed to promote the delivery of quality and safe patient care.

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Other Recognitions

  • Alomere Health Sleep Center received 5 year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Minnesota Hospital Assocaition Partnership for Patients Excellence Award for reaching superior level of performance through Hospital Engagement Network 2016

  • Recieved "A" safety rating from the Leapfrog Group 2017

  • Level III Trauma Designation/Redesignation* - 2009, 2012, 2015, & 2018

  • Minnesota Department of Health Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation 2015

  • Named Top Performing Rural Hospital by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health 2016

  • Rated one of the Top Fourteen Hospitals in Minnesota for Safe Surgery by Consumer Reports - 2013

  • Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

  • Top 10% in the State: Joint Replacement Medical Excellence Award by CareChex - 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Top 10% in the Nation: Joint Replacement Medical Excellence Award by CareChex - 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Medicare Rural Referred Center

  • Laboratory HFAP Accreditation (Two Year Award) - 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 & 2017

  • Top 100 in the Nation: Joint Replacement Patient Safety Award by CareChex - 2012

  • Minnesota Department of Health Licensed Alomere Health for 127 beds, set up and staffed for 99 beds - 2012

  • Top 10% in the Nation: Joint Replacement Patient Safety Award by CareChex - 2011 & 2012

  • Top 10% in the State: Joint Replacement Patient Safety Award by CareChex - 2011 & 2012

  • Top 100 in the Nation: Joint Replacement Medical Excellence by CareChex - 2011

  • Commission on Cancer Accreditation with Outstanding Acheivement Award - 2011

  • #1 in State for Joint Replacement Medical Excellence by CareChex - 2011

  • Excellence in Birth Registration Award from Minnesota Department of Health - 2011

  • Marshall Steele Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program established in 2007

  • Sole Community Hospital Status in 2006

  • Named top 100 Hospitals in the Nation by Thomson Reuters - 2002 and 2008

  • Hospital Earns Four Patient Safety Excellence Awards

  • Certification by Commission on Cancer**

*"DCH is a jewel in the state-wide trauma system." Busiest Level III in Minnesota

**Eleven exemplary citations (the maximum possible)

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