Hennepin County Medical Center Joins Healthcare Value Network

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For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Nicole Singer
[email protected]
(414) 270-3000, ext. 231

Appleton, Wis. (Nov. 6, 2014) – The Healthcare Value Network (HVN) is pleased to announce its newest member, Hennepin County Medical Center, located in Minneapolis. The network unites healthcare leaders from approximately 60 other systems across North America that share a commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective care through the application of principles and methods of enterprise excellence.

Hennepin County Medical Center is a major teaching hospital, trauma center, and clinic network employing more than 5,500 healthcare professionals. Operated by the Hennepin Healthcare System, the acute care hospital is recognized for excellence in emergency services, critical care medicine, and other medical specialties and services.

“It is exciting that Hennepin County Medical Center is working with us to help change the healthcare industry,” said Mike Stoecklein, director of the network. “Through collaboration of best practices, Hennepin is adding value to its patients’ experience and doing its part to improve the industry.”

HVN members benefit from:

–        Intensive site visits, known as gemba, at their colleagues’ facilities
–        Access to standard work templates, articles, webinars and other exclusive member resources
–        The network’s proven assessment methodology to gauge progress on their transformation journeys
–        Peer-to-peer discussions, relationships and learning opportunities through affinity groups on special topics and other methods

“As a new member, we are very excited to partner with other organizations to learn, share and accelerate our improvement journey. Being part of the network also gives us the opportunity to collaborate with others and develop best practices for providing value to our patients,” said Jon Pryor, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center CEO.

Established in 2009, the network was founded by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute. HVN is now an integral part of the Center and its healthcare mission.

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value

The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is an education institute that believes we must have three essential elements for sustainable change in healthcare: Delivery of care designed around the patient; payment and incentives based upon value and outcomes; and transparency of performance (quality and cost) throughout the healthcare system. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, we are a small not for profit with a big mission to help change the healthcare industry. Learn more at:






HVN – New Member Pg. 2


Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center is a nationally recognized Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with the largest emergency department in Minnesota. It is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County. The comprehensive academic medical center and public teaching hospital and clinic system includes a 455-bed acute care hospital, and primary care and specialty clinics located in downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, and Richfield; and in Minneapolis in the Whittier Neighborhood and on East Lake Street. Hennepin County Medical Center also has a retail clinic in Bloomington and an employer-based clinic in the Hennepin County Government Center.

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