The Minnesota Department of Health released this week its list of flu-safe facilities in the state, defined as either hospitals or nursing homes that have achieved a 90 percent or higher flu vaccination rate among its health care personnel. Facilities must also report on work to address a barrier to vaccination in the 2018-19 flu season to make the list.

Hospitals making the list include Swift County Benson Health Services, Glacial Ridge Health System, Perham Health, Madison Healthcare Services Hospital, Ortonville Area Health Services and Essentia Health Graceville-Holy Trinity Hospital.

Nursing homes that made the cut include  Fairway View Senior Community in Big Stone County, Barrett Care Center in Grant County, Madison Healthcare Services LTC in Lac Qui Parle County, and Perham Living in Otter Tail County.


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