As much as I love maternity care transparency, I also know that one of the most important things any family can do is to speak up when they feel like they aren’t being respected, if they feel like they received unsafe care, or if they need a third party to discuss treatment plans and interventions. Because this information can be very (VERY) hard to find in some cases, I decided to compile it all in on handy-dandy table. While I complied this list with maternity care in mind, please know that this information can be used for any patient.
|Hospital, City||Phone Number of Patient Advocate|
|Fairview Ridges, Burnsville||952-892-2262|
|Fairview Southdale, Edina||952-924-5965|
|Fairview Lakes, Wyoming||651-982-7851|
|University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis||612-273-5050|
|Maple Grove Hospital, Maple Grove||763-898-1003|
|Healtheast St. John’s, Maplewood||651-232-7967|
|Healtheast St. Joseph’s, St. Paul||651-232-3061|
|Healtheast Woodwinds, Woodbury||651-232-0002|
|The MotherBaby Center, Minneapolis||Abbott 612-863-5391, Children’s 612-813-7393|
|Allina United, St. Paul||651-241-8232|
|Allina River Falls, River Falls, WI||715-307-6145|
|Allina Cambridge, Cambridge||763-688-7964|
|Allina Mercy, Coon Rapids||763-236-8061|
|Allina Unity, Anoka||763-236-3121|
|Allina Regina, Hastings||651-404-1158|
|Allina New Ulm, New Ulm||507-217-5143|
|Allina Owatonna, Owatonna||507-977-2650|
|St. Francis, Shakopee||952-428-3100|
|Park Nicollet (Healthpartners) Methodist, St. Louis Park)||952-993-5541|
|North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale||763-581-0780|
|Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis||612-873-8585|
|HealthPartners Regions, St. Paul||651-254-2372|
|Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI||715-531-6000|
|Northfield Hospital, Northfield||Ext. 1177 (Quality Director) Ext. 1147 (Social Worker)|
|Mayo Clinic Red Wing Hospital, Red Wing||651-267-5073|
Minnesota Health Facility Complaints: 651-201-4201
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice: 612-617-2130
Wisconsin Department of Health: 1-800-642-6552
Joint Commissions: 1-800-994-6610
Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers: 305-420-5198
If you have concerns about your care, first ask to speak to the Nurse Manager on duty.
Patient Advocates/ Representatives are usually only available during daytime business hours.
The location you are at may also have social workers on staff that you may talk to.
I have also uploaded a pdf, Twin Cities Patient Advocacy. If you are a parent or a family member looking to download it for your personal use, please feel free to do so.
If you are a doula, a childbirth educator, or another birth or health professional, please DO NOT use or reproduce without my written permission; I thank you in advance for respecting my work as you would want others to respect yours.