Awards and accreditations

Creating a healthier community

Read below about how NorthPoint's achievements have been recognized in the community.

NorthPoint awards

2022

  • American Heart Association – BP Achievement Award, Silver Level
  • American Heart Association – Cholesterol Quality Achievement Award, Gold
  • American Heart Association – Type 2 Diabetes Quality Achievement Award, Participant Level
  • Loring Community School – Black History Month Northside Community Service Award

2021

  • American Heart Association – BP Achievement Award, Silver Level
  • American Heart Association – Cholesterol Quality Achievement Award, Gold
  • American Heart Association – Type 2 Diabetes Quality Achievement Award, Participant Level
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Provider of the Year in Minnesota
  • UCare – Excellence in Health Care Award

2020

  • UCare – Service in Excellence Award

2019

  • Hennepin County Attorney’s Office – Community Leadership Award (Community Child Support Summit)
  • National Association of Counties – Eviction Prevention Pilot Program Award
  • Office of the United States Attorney – Award for Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice (Project L.I.F.E./The Group Violence Intervention Team)
  • UCare – Service in Excellence Award

2017

  • US Department of Health and Human Services – Quality Improvement Award

2014

  • UCare – Excellence in Cultural Care Award (Pay for Performance)

NorthPoint accreditations

Health Care Home (Minnesota Department of Health) – NorthPoint is a community-based primary care setting which provides and coordinates high quality, planned, patient/family-centered health care promotion and chronic condition management. NorthPoint has been certified as a Health Care Home since 2010.

Diabetes Education Program (American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program) – NorthPoint provides services to new and existing patients diagnosed with diabetes, including weekly education sessions in three different languages. In 2009, NorthPoint was the only federally qualified health clinic to be granted the ADA’s four-year nationally recognized certification.

Staff awards and recognition

NorthPoint staff frequently receive awards and recognition for their efforts in partnering to create a healthier community.

Wes Berry-Belton, African American Men Project Counselor

  • Positive Image Minnesota – Outstanding Program Award (2019)

Dr. Michael Brooks, Dental Director

  • Incisal Edge Magazine – 40 Under 40 List (2021)
  • American College of Dentists – Leadership Award (2013)

Dr. Paul Erickson, Family Physician

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine – Top Doctor (2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021, 2022)
  • Bush Medical Fellowship
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Medicine – Teacher of the Year Award
  • Hennepin County Medical Center – Resident Choice Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Julia Joseph-DiCaprio, Pediatrician

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Women in Business Award (2021)

Carmita McGlory, Senior Psychiatric Social Worker

  • Minneapolis Public Health Department – Public Health Hero Award (2019)

Nicole Monette, To the Point Program Manager

  • Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA) – Friends of Youth Leadership Award (2019)

Dr. Lavonne Moore, DNP, OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner

  • Phi Lambda Gamma, Tau Chapter – Lola M. Parker Woman of the Year Award (2019)

Ann Sweeney, CNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – Professional Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)

Dr. Helen Thomas, Family Physician

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s “Top Doctors/Rising Stars” (2022)

Leslie Tuomi, Community Health Dental Hygienist

  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – Distinguished Alumni Award (2021)
  • Sunstar Americas, Inc. – Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction (2018)
  • Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation – Ann K. Johnson Minnesota Community Health Spirit Award (2017)

Stella Whitney-West, Chief Executive Officer

  • LifeSource – Community Partner of the Year Award (2022)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Women in Business Award (2021)
  • Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Honoree (2015)
  • International Black Women’s Congress – Community Service Award
  • Bush Leadership Fellowship