Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin programs and services, Froedtert Health and individual Medical College of Wisconsin physicians have been recognized both locally and nationally. This recognition confirms our dedication to world-class care and is a tribute to the dedicated health care professionals here.
Consumer Choice Award WinnerFor the ninth consecutive year, Froedtert Hospital has earned the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award. Winning hospitals are those with the highest scores in four categories including best overall quality, best overall image and reputation, best doctors and best nurses. (October 2013)
U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Froedtert Hospital in 12 Specialties U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals list recognizes Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as a regional high performer in 12 specialties, including cancer, cardiology, orthopaedics, neurology, gynecology, geriatrics, urology and gastroenterology. (August 2013)
Froedtert Named Top 100 HospitalTruven Health Analytics has recognized Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals®. Those hospitals listed are recognized by the study's authors as bringing higher value to their communities through better quality, higher efficiency and high perceptions of care. (February 2013)
Physicians Recognized as Best Doctors in AmericaThousands of physicians across the country are surveyed each year to identify the most skilled specialists treating complex medical conditions. A total of 318 Medical College of Wisconsin physicians who practice at Froedtert were nominated by their peers as the Best Doctors in America®.The list includes more physicians from the Medical College than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin. (February 2013)
One of "100 Great Hospitals"Becker's Hospital Review has placed Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin on its annual list of "100 Great Hospitals." According to Becker's, these organizations continually improve upon themselves and are innovators for medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery. (March 2013)
Froedtert Health Named to National Well Workplace ListFroedtert Health has received the national 2013 Gold Well Workplace award from the Wellness Councils of America in recognition of the health system's commitment to the health and well-being of its staff members. The Gold Well Workplace award is awarded to employers from around the nation that have implemented corporate health initiatives to improve the lives of their employees. (March 2013)
Highly Ranked Academic Medical CenterThe University HealthSystem Consortium’s 2012 Quality and Accountability Study, which assesses performance across a spectrum of high-priority care dimensions, ranks Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin 12th among 101 participating organizations. (October 2012)
Froedtert Health a 2012 "National Top Workplace"Froedtert Health was named a 2012 "National Top Workplace" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The list compiles results from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 30 publishing partners to identify the best employers in the nation. It is based solely on employee feedback from 805 companies with 1,000 or more employees and reflects responses from more than half a million people. (May 2012)
Magnet RecognitionFroedtert Hospital has achieved Magnet designation and redesignation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The achievement recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. (June 2011)
Stroke Program Earns Gold Plus RecognitionIn recognition of its commitment to improving quality of care, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin recently earned a Gold Plus Award in the Stroke and Neurovascular Program. It is an advanced level of recognition from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Recognition Program. (February 2011)
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation FacilitiesThe Stroke and Neurovascular Program has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a certified stroke rehabilitation program. This means that the program adheres to CARF standards for the stages of stroke rehabilitation and emphasizes the prevention of recurrent stroke. The standards also emphasize positive functional outcomes and education for stroke patients and their active role in managing their health care. (January 2011)
Blue Distinction Center for Six Specialty Care AreasFroedtert Hospital is the only one in Wisconsin to receive the Blue Distinction Center designations for all six centers for specialty care. Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by BlueCross and BlueShield. These designations are part of an innovative quality program that helps consumers and their physicians find medical facilities that have a demonstrated expertise in clinical care in six specific areas. Froedtert Hospital has been recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care for transplants, bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement and spine surgery. (January 2010)
Froedtert Health Named an Employer of ChoiceFroedtert Health is a member of the Select 50 Diversity Employers of Choice, based on its dedication to hiring candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and understanding of the power of varied perspectives.
UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty CenterFroedtert Hospital has received designations as the United Healthcare Premium Specialty Centers for Total Joint Replacement and Surgical Spine. These designations are awarded by United Healthcare insurance as part of its innovative quality program to help consumers and their physicians find medical facilities that have demonstrated high quality and cost effective delivery of medical care. (October 2009)
Radiation Oncology Program Earns National AccreditationFollowing an intensive survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR), The Medical College of Wisconsin radiation oncology program was accredited for its fourth consecutive three-year term. Just 10 percent of the nation’s radiation oncology practices achieve this distinction. The radiation oncology program serves Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, as well as the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha. (July 2009)
Breast Care Center Cited for QualityFroedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Care Center has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The rigorous evaluation process was based on performance standards set by the NAPBC for treating patients diagnosed with breast disease, including proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical care, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. (June 2009)
Dermatologic Surgeon Chosen for 2009 Smallwood AwardDermatologic surgeon Marcy Neuburg, M.D., has been awarded the Thomas L. Smallwood Award for Patient Care Excellence by the Board of Directors of Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Neuburg is a national leader in dermatologic surgery and plays a key role in the development of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin skin cancer program. She also has been listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 1996, and served as chief of staff at Froedtert Hospital from 1999 to 2002. The Thomas L. Smallwood Award was established in 2003 to honor outstanding contributions to the care of patients at Froedtert Hospital. (June 2009)
Froedtert Wins Volunteer Center AwardFroedtert Hospital is the first hospital to win the Volunteer Center of Milwaukee’s “Inspire by Example” business award for its commitment to volunteering, including its two-year-old Community Service Program that connects staff members with community organizations. Staff volunteer work has included assisting literacy programs, free health clinics, completing home repairs for the elderly, working on a Habitat for Humanity home and providing health screenings at health fairs. The hospital joins past winners such as Johnson Controls, Manpower, Northwestern Mutual, Kohl’s Department Stores and Metavante. (May 2009)
Froedtert Listed One of Country's Top HospitalsAARP The Magazine listed Froedtert Hospital as one of the country’s top hospitals. According to the magazine, 89 percent of doctors rated Froedtert very good or excellent, and 77 percent of patients said they would recommend Froedtert. The magazine ranked hospitals in the 53 largest geographic areas in the country. The criteria used to build the listing are based on a variety of patient safety numbers, physician recommendations and statistics on whether proper tests and procedures were followed for cases. In total, these numbers were used to identify the best 125 hospitals in the United States. The list was compiled by Consumers Checkbook, a nonprofit organization. (April 2009)
Dr. Anne Hoch Named Champion in Women's HealthAnne Hoch, DO, was named a 2009 Champion in Women’s Health award winner for her work in the area of osteoporosis. The peer-nominated award that is given by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and devoted themselves to improving the quality of life for women and families. Dr. Hoch is the director of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Women’s Sports Medicine Program and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. (March 2009)
Nursing Professionals Magazine names Froedtert one of “Top 100 Hospitals to Work For”Froedtert Hospital was one of just three Wisconsin hospitals named among the 2009 “Top 100 Hospitals to Work For,” a national list compiled by Nursing Professionals magazine. The Top 100 list is based on a random survey of hospital nurses measuring their job satisfaction. The nurses were asked about their hospital’s work flexibility, family-friendliness, support of professional development and how strong the nursing voice is within their organization. (February 2009)
Hospital Planner Wins National Honor“A logical not lavish” approach to hospital development earned Froedtert Health’s John Balzer a place on a national list of “Twenty Who Are Making a Difference” in healthcare facility planning and design. As vice president of facility planning and development, Balzer’s belief is that every element of the hospital’s development projects must put high-quality patient care first, and accomplish it in a way that gets the most value from every construction dollar. He has overseen dozens of construction projects in his 28 years with the organization. The honorees, who were nominated by their professional peers, appeared in Healthcare Design Magazine. (January 2009)
Additional Medical Achievements
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have constantly been at the forefront of new technology:
Froedtert & The Medical College recently became the first healthcare organization in the state to use magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging in patient care. This non-invasive technology can help patients with brain cancer and severe epilepsy cases.
TomoTherapy Hi-Art® System
The TomoTherapy Hi-Art® System makes radiation therapy available to patients who would not otherwise be candidates, including those who have undergone radiation therapy once but whose cancers have returned and patients with skull base tumors that are too large to be treated with the Gamma Knife.
TomoTherapy® combines advanced diagnostic imaging with unprecedented treatment efficiency, precision and safety. That means faster, more effective treatment with fewer side effects than with conventional radiation therapy. This precision allows the delivery of high doses of radiation extremely efficiently, sparing healthy tissue and shortening treatment from 30 minutes to five minutes.
64-Slice CT Scanner
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin together are home to the world’s first LightSpeed VCT – a new state-of-the-art 64-slice CT Scanner – which has the potential to transform the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses. The LightSpeed VCT is able to noninvasively capture any organ in one second, scan the whole body in less than 10 seconds and capture images of the heart in fewer than five heartbeats, something no other CT system can offer. These images are combined to form a three-dimensional view of the patient’s anatomy for the physician to analyze.
Gliasite® Radiation Therapy System
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are the first in Wisconsin to offer brain tumor patients this new type of radiation therapy device that delivers radiation directly to the site of the cancer. Gliasite® advantages include shorter treatment time and a lower incidence of side effects.
Auditory Brainstem Implant
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are the first in Wisconsin to use this technology for providing some hearing capacity after surgery for patients who suffer from tumors on their auditory nerves.
GE Medical Systems 4-D Technology
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin together are the home to one of the first in Wisconsin to use this latest in advanced ultrasound that provides a four-dimensional image in real-time.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are among the first in Wisconsin to use this minimally invasive treatment for relieving clogged, stented heart vessels.
PET/CT Imaging Technology
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin together form an academic medical center that is one of the first in the country to use this new technology that allows physicians to "see" cancerous tumors earlier.
Advanced Operating Suites
Some of the most advanced operating suites in the nation exist at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, with state-of-the-art, voice-activated capabilities that allow physicians to control almost all aspects of the environment. Live video can be sent to other operating rooms or hospitals for instant consultation or teaching.
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI)
Neurosurgeons at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin were among the first in the nation to use this technology to predict the spread of brain cancer. MRSI allows neurosurgeons to look at a large area of the brain and see changes in brain chemistry that could point to a growing tumor.
One of only a few in the country to perform this minimally invasive procedure to help patients suffering from spinal fractures due to osteoporosis. Orthopedic surgeons at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are able to expand bone back to its original shape and position and recovery time is shortened.
Minimally Invasive HysterectomyReproductive specialists at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin were among the first in the state to offer this new surgery that greatly reduces the traditionally long recovery period.
Epilepsy TreatmentsAmong the first in Wisconsin to perform "awake" surgery, during which the patient with epilepsy responds to stimuli, allowing the surgeon to pinpoint the location of brain functions. Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are also a leader in the use of the Vagus Nerve Stimulator, an implanted device that "blocks" many seizures before they occur.