Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Rank in Top 20
Milwaukee (Nov. 27, 2007) — A national scorecard measuring the clinical quality, safety and cost performance of nonprofit academic medical centers ranks Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin 18th among the 83 participating organizations. The ranking represents a 20-place jump over last year, reflecting a keenly focused effort to excel, according to John A. Weigelt, MD, medical director of clinical quality for Froedtert & the Medical College.
“Improving our standing in a single year to rank among the country’s top 20 academic medical centers shows how committed we are to giving our patients the safest, highest-quality and most efficient care possible,” Weigelt said. “I believe we’re positioned to become one of the top 10 performers next year.”
Froedtert & the Medical College scored first nationwide in the equity measure for providing care that was equitable regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status. Other measures in the scorecard were based on patient safety, the efficiency and effectiveness of care, mortality rates and the “patient centeredness” of care, reflecting the national Institute of Medicine’s six aims for improving healthcare.
The ranking is conducted annually by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), a national alliance of 97 academic medical centers and 153 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90 percent of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers. UHC collects and analyzes data from its members about clinical, operational and patient safety performance, and annually releases a quality and accountability scorecard based on the data.
Author: Kathy Sieja
Last Review Date: Nov. 27, 2007