Each year, Essentia Health contracts with Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to randomly survey patients about their experiences in its hospitals and clinics. PRC uses results from these surveys to rank Essentia physicians, staff and facilities within its national database of approximately 400 health care organizations. The 2020 awards are based on patient surveys conducted throughout 2019.

Across the Essentia Health system, six physicians and advanced practitioners were named Top Performers.

In Jamestown, Dr. Myra Quanrud, pediatrician, received a 5-Star Award meaning Quanrud scored in the top 10 percent (at or above the 99th percentile) of PRC national client database for the percentage of patients who rate the overall quality of care by the provider as “Excellent.”

Carmen Mittleider, nurse practitioner, family medicine, received a 4-Star Award meaning Mittleider scored in the top 25 percent (75th through 89th percentiles) for the percentage of patients rating the overall quality of care of the provider as “Excellent.”

“The kindness and compassion with which our physicians and providers deliver their care to our patients is the basis for the healing they provide each and every day,” said Essentia Health CEO David C. Herman, MD. “This recognition, although not the reason for their caring manner, is an important demonstration of the gratitude and appreciation their patients feel for their care. I am inspired by their work, and proud and humbled to have them as colleagues.”