Posted on 4/9/13
Excellence in Birth Registration – Awards and Conference
Each year, the office of the State Registrar recognizes hospitals for their complete and timely registration of newborns at the annual Excellence in Birth Registration Conference & Training.
This year’s conference will be held Thursday, May 2nd at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
The 2012 Excellence in Birth Registration award, our highest honor, will be presented to hospitals who filed at least 98% of their birth records within five calendar days. These honorees also have less than the maximum number of “unknown” data fields, as required by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) standards for data quality, as follows:
Birth data item NCHS Standard*
Maternal Hepatitis B surface antigen status 5%
Last menstrual period 5%
Maternal height 1.9%
*maximum number of blank or unknown responses
We are pleased to announce the following 41 hospitals achieved the Excellence in Birth Registration Award for 2012!
Abbott Northwestern Hospital – Minneapolis
CentraCare Health System – Sauk Centre
Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital – Montevideo
District One Hospital – Faribault
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center – Duluth
Fairview Northland Regional Hospital – Princeton
Glencoe Regional Health Services – Glencoe
HealthEast Woodwinds Health Campus – Woodbury
Hutchinson Community Hospital – Hutchinson
Lakewood Health System – Staples
Madelia Community Hospital – Madelia
Maple Grove Hospital – Maple Grove
Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea
Mayo Clinic Health System – Austin
Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato
Mayo Clinic Health System – Springfield
Meeker County Memorial Hospital – Litchfield
Mercy Hospital – Coon Rapids
Methodist Hospital – St. Louis Park
Miller Dwan Medical Center – Duluth
New River Medical Center – Monticello
New Ulm Medical Center – New Ulm
North Memorial Medical Center – Robbinsdale
Olmsted Medical Center Hospital – Rochester
Ortonville Area Health Service – Ortonville
Perham Health – Perham
Regina Medical Center – Hastings
Rice Memorial Hospital – Willmar
Ridgeview Medical Center – Waconia
Rochester Methodist Hospital – Rochester
Sanford Worthington Medical Center – Worthington
Sleepy Eye Medical Center – Sleepy Eye
St. Cloud Hospital – St. Cloud
St. Elizabeth Hospital – Wabasha
St. Francis Medical Center – Breckenridge
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services – Park Rapids
St. Joseph’s Medical Center – Brainerd
St. Luke’s Hospital – Duluth
Tri-County Hospital – Wadena
United Hospital – St. Paul
Unity Hospital – Fridley
Awards are presented only at the Excellence in Birth Registration Conference & Training.
2013 Excellence in Birth Registration
Training & Conference
Thursday, May 2, 2013
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 2013 Excellence in Birth Registration Training & Conference is designed to encourage and educate birth registrars, managers, and homebirth midwives. Through a series of lectures, discussions, and break-out sessions, we’ll talk about why this work is so important. The 2012 Birth Data Excellence Awards will be presented at the conference and attendees will receive handy resource materials to help improve birth records and increase patient satisfaction.
Mall of America Great Room
Bloomington, MN 55425
The Great Room is located in the Nickelodeon Universe on the south side
of the first floor near the LEGO store.
Steven H. Snyder, Esq.
Specialist in Surrogacy, Assisted Reproduction Technology, Adoption and Family Law
8:00 - 8:30 - Registration & Continental Breakfast
Welcome – Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health
Keynote - Surrogacy & Gestational Agreements’ effect on Birth Registration – Steve Snyder
Small group discussions – What’s working, what’s not working
MR&C update and birth registration tips – Sally Almond
Panel discussions on paternity and birth data quality – moderated by Heidi Granlund
Presentation of 2012 Excellence in Birth Registration Awards
Cost $48 per person
Includes breakfast, lunch and all conference materials
New this year!
Discount for multiple registrations:
$45 each for two or more participants registering at the same time (must register at the same time to get the discount)
Register online at www.health.state.mn.us/registration
Registration is required by 4/22/13. (Sorry, no same-day registration or payment.)
Due to administrative costs, registrations are transferrable, but not refundable.
Also new this year!
Network & De-brief:
Thursday, 5/2/13, 4:00 – 5:30 at a nearby restaurant in the mall
*Optional informal gathering- for those who want to stick around and connect with other birth registrars and state staff,
Participate in an advisory group or learn more about birth registration.
*Note: food or beverages purchased at this event are NOT included in registration fee.