Mabel Clinic recognized for diabetes care

Released: 08/01/16

Kirsten Wyffels, doctor of nursing practice, provides family medicine care at Mabel Clinic. Recently the clinic was recognized by the Minnesota Health Action Group (The Action Group) for improving care delivery and outcomes for patients with diabetes as part of the 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence.

The Minnesota Health Action Group (The Action Group) announced that Winneshiek Medical Center’s Mabel Clinic is among 276 Minnesota and border state clinics that were recently recognized for improving care delivery and outcomes for patients with diabetes, as part of the 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the Quality Incentive Payment System, a State of Minnesota pay-for-performance program that is administered by The Action Group.

Winneshiek Medical Center’s Mabel Clinic was recognized for improving patient outcomes for diabetes care by at least 10 percentage points in the last year. “Our Mabel Clinic staff does an outstanding job of providing quality care to the Mabel region,” says Lisa Radtke, chief administrative officer for Winneshiek Medical Center. “Our mission is to be a lifelong health care partner and recognition such as this is another example of why our patients can place their trust in the care we provide.”

“We made a commitment to the health care needs of the region when we expanded Mabel Clinic by adding providers and extending hours of service and most recently with a renovation of the facility,” says Dave Rooney, WMC operations administrator. “This award really showcases the commitment Kirsten Wyffels, doctor of nursing practice, has for patients who seek diabetes care at Mabel Clinic.”

Mabel Clinic provides family medicine services such as well child exams, athletic physicals, well-woman exams and midwifery OB care, care for chronic illness like diabetes, hypertension or COPD; immunizations, wellness labs, strep tests and offers same day appointments for illness. Additionally, Mabel Clinic provides DOT exams and care for work-related injuries.

The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program uses publicly reported outcomes data to identify clinics that meet or exceed optimal care standards for a specified percentage of patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression.

“Clinics that receive rewards are doing an exceptional job in caring for their patients, and we applaud them for their commitment and results,” said Carolyn Pare, president and CEO of The Action Group. “Our aspiration is for all Minnesotans to receive the right care, at the right time and at the right price. This can only be achieved through genuine collaboration on behalf of providers, patients, purchasers, and other community stakeholders.”

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