Froedtert & MCW hospitals, physicians and medical programs are recognized regularly through national and local awards. These awards confirm our commitment to world-class care and are a tribute to our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff. 

Members of our health network earn awards for outstanding patient care, excellent physicians and staff, and for providing the best possible work environment. We generally list our awards in the following categories.

Organization Awards

These awards recognize our hospitals and health network members from a general perspective for characteristics such as clinical excellence, superior performance and patient preference. Our recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list is an example of what we consider an "organization award."

All three of our hospitals — Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Fall Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital — received an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2020 report. Leapfrog’s biannual safety ranking evaluates more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide, assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on a hospital’s performance in areas such as infection rates, mortality and errors.


The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital as "Top Performers in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" for protecting our LGBTQ patients and employees from discrimination, ensuring equal visitation for LGBTQ people and providing staff training in LGBTQ patient-centered care.

Froedtert Health was named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a top score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI) for outstanding commitment to disability inclusion practices. The DEI assessment measures an organization’s culture and leadership, accessibility, employment practices (including benefits, education and accommodations), community engagement and supplier diversity.

Froedtert Health was named the 2018 Safety Net Urban Health Partner of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (WAFCC) for the health network’s commitment to the underserved populations in our service areas. Froedtert Health supports the Community Outreach Health Clinic (COHC) in Menomonee Falls, Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend, and other community partnerships through direct financial and in-kind contributions to benefit local individuals unable to access affordable and convenient health and dental care.

Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence designation logoFroedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital and five CDI locations are a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). As a DICOE facility, patients receive the highest levels of imaging quality, safety and care. The DICOE program is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize the best in quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. This award formally recognizes our ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality medical imaging.

The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network is a 2018 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner. This award honors organizations that have reached the 95th percentile for patient experience, engagement or clinical quality performance.

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum recognized Froedtert & MCW health network as a "most wired hospital" in its 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey. The survey is an industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.

Doctor, Nurse and Staff Awards

The Best Doctors in America logo

Some awards recognize the achievement and excellence of our physicians, nursing staff and other care providers. For example, more than 300 physicians who practice with Froedtert & MCW health network were selected by their peers as the Best Doctors in America®. Other awards in this category recognize excellence in the practice of medicine – in nursing care, for example.


Workplace Awards

Our health network receives awards recognizing the exemplary work environments we provide for our physicians and employees. These awards recognize an organization’s culture for supporting employees with the benefits, wellness initiatives, teamwork and other aspects of work life that help employees provide the best possible care for our patients.

Healthiest 100 logoFroedtert Health was recognized as a 2017 Healthiest 100 Employer in America for the fourth year in a row, based on our integration of vital corporate wellness policies, practices and programs into our workplace. We were one of only three Wisconsin employers recognized.

We are also part of a select group of companies nationally to achieve Gold Level recognition by the American Heart Association for Froedtert Health’s commitment to staff heart health.

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