Value doesn’t have to mean a tradeoff between cost and quality. With Froedtert Health’s best of both worlds approach, we’ve proven affordable quality is possible.
The average Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) rate across Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Froedtert Hospital 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.
The Value of Academic Medicine
Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin play a critical role in contributing to quality of life and health in the region.
The physicians who practice at Froedtert Hospital are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty members. These physicians — among the top in their specialties — collaborate as teams to provide the highest level of care for patients. They, along with nurses and other clinical and non-clinical staff members, offer patients a higher level of expertise, knowledge and advanced care that only an academic medical center can provide.
This means that patients have more choices, with the latest diagnostic and treatment options, the most advanced medical technology and dozens of specialists and subspecialists.
Froedtert & MCW physicians conduct clinical research trials and other studies that continually enhance the quality of health care in Wisconsin and beyond. Our physicians have been part of many scientific discoveries of new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Patients benefit from new life-saving drugs, medical devices and breakthrough surgical techniques.
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.