■ Lakewood HS is one of America’s 100 best
STAPLES — Lakewood Health System of Staples has received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, as voted on by women.
In order to qualify for this award, hospitals are scored on patient surveys reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria indentified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, and in-depth research on consumer satisfaction by gender, conducted by WomenCertified and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“Right now, the national conversation about health care is focused on politics, insurance companies, and ‘the bottom line,’ which ignores what matters most to the patient – their experience with health care providers,” says Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “We’re putting the power of choice in the woman’s hands with the information to simplify her choices.”
“We are honored to be nationally recognized by WomenCertified for being one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience,” said Lakewood president and CEO, Tim Rice.
■ Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point business leaders converge
PEQUOT LAKES — All Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point business leaders are invited to attend the next meeting of the Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Business Connect Committee, which will be 8 a.m. Wednesday, at the Cole Memorial Building, 4285 Tower Square in Pequot Lakes. The Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Business Connect Committee is a networking group that focuses on education and happenings in the two business communities. During its next meeting, the committee will discuss the ever-changing world of customer service. Professionals will share insight, techniques and ideas to help grow your business.
If you want to learn more about this group, call Jenna Crawford at 218-568-8911 or email email@example.com.
■ Quest hosts
PEQUOT LAKES — The staff at The Quest invites you to join them as they host CHOW from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 4475 E. Main St. in Pequot Lakes. During this lunch business development opportunity, The Quest will provide Chamber members with lunch, information about its business and door prizes.
The Quest offers a healthy alternative to fast food. Meals include aloe water, herbal tea and a delicious meal replacement shake.
Advance registration is recommended for this event. Cost is $5. To register, contact Jenna Crawford at 218-568-8911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Center hosts Business After Hours
The Center’s board of directors invites you to Business After Hours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 10. During Business After Hours, The Center will provide chamber members with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, information about its facility and door prizes.
The Center, located at 803 Kingwood St. in Brainerd, offers programs, activities and events for individuals 55 and older. There will be tours of The Center, including offices for business and nonprofits that are located in The Tower. Timbermist will provide great food, and there will be a cash bar, exhibits from painters and carvers (you can try your hand at doing them), plus time for socialization and questions.
Advance registration is recommended for this free event. To register, contact Holly Holm at 218-822-7112 or email@example.com.