Froedtert Hospital Ranked No. 3 in Major National Health Care Rankings

Froedtert Hospital Ranked No. 3 in Major National Health Care Rankings

For the third straight year, Froedtert Hospital ranks among the nation’s top-performing academic medical centers, according to an annual study by Vizient, an alliance of United States academic medical centers and hospitals.

Froedtert Hospital is the only academic medical center in Wisconsin to make the list.

In the national rankings released, Froedtert Hospital rose to No. 3 from No. 4 a year ago. The Vizient Quality and Accountability study represents about 95 percent, or 107, of the nation’s academic medical centers.

“Sustaining our leadership position over three years in a national field of highly accomplished academic medical centers speaks powerfully about our unrelenting focus on quality,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. “Of all the health care quality rankings out there, Vizient is our ‘true north’ because it evaluates all care rather than just a certain subset of patients or conditions and stringently compares us to peer organizations in areas that truly make a difference in improving health care quality.”

In addition to the academic medical center ranking for Froedtert Hospital, the Froedtert & MCW health network is the only state health system to have all of its hospitals recognized. The Vizient study measuring the performance of community hospitals ranked St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend, No. 2 and Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, No. 9 out of 161 participating community hospitals.

Vizient also recognized innovation and management excellence. Froedtert Health received three separate awards, bringing its overall total to six — more than any other health system participating in the 2017 study. The three additional awards honored Froedtert Health’s work in advancing the use of digital health tools to improve access to care and the patient experience; initiatives in cost reduction and efficiency; and effective supply chain sourcing and management.

The 12 top-performing academic medical centers that earned Vizient’s 2017 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award are:

Mayo Clinic – Rochester
NYU Langone Health
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
University of Utah Health
UC Health University of Colorado Hospital
Lehigh Valley Health Network
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
The University of Kansas Hospital
Nebraska Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

The annual Vizient Quality and Accountability Study assesses performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activities. The study criteria reflect the national Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient-centeredness.