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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin hospitals rank among the nation's top performers, according to Vizient, an alliance of United States academic medical centers and hospitals.
Vizient’s annual Quality and Accountability Study assesses and ranks high performers based on six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient-centeredness.
Froedtert Hospital is the only academic medical center in Wisconsin to make the list, ranking No. 3 in the study that assessed about 95 percent, or 107, of the nation's academic medical centers. In addition, Froedtert & MCW St. Joseph’s Hospital was ranked second and Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital was ranked ninth out of 161 participating community hospitals in the study.
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
Vizient also recognized Froedtert Health for innovation and management excellence with three additional awards for initiatives in cost reduction and efficiency; work in advancing the use of digital health tools to improve access to care and the patient experience; and effective supply chain sourcing and management.
Medicare Spending Bests National Averages
Froedtert Health’s average Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) rate across its three hospitals bests both the national average and many local hospitals. That means the government spends less per Medicare patient at Froedtert Health hospitals than the median spending amount across all hospitals in the nation—a measure of efficiency, which impacts cost.
Quality Care Costs Less
Quality care costs less because doing it right the first time saves money. The use of standardized, evidence-based practices to assure appropriate, efficient care means better care and lower costs.
The data are averages and do not represent the actual charges patients may be billed. Learn more about the pricing and quality at our facilities.
Wisconsin is ranked among the best states in the nation based on health care quality. The Wisconsin Hospital Association explains why in its Wisconsin Health Care: Ahead of the Curve campaign.