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

Members of our health network earn recognition for outstanding patient care, excellent physicians and staff, and for providing the best possible work environment. 

Here are the awards and recognition earned by our hospitals and health centers followed by recognition earned by our entire health system.

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital is an internationally recognized academic medical center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Froedtert Hospital’s reputation for clinical excellence and research draws patients from around the world. It is eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center, working in tandem with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

    Froedtert Hospital was recently recognized as a top performer in the 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc. Achieving a rank of 4 out of 116 Comprehensive Academic Medical Center Vizient members, we were recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. This represents our highest rank since 2017. The ranking measured performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. The ranking factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base and includes performance data from the HCAHPS survey and the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network. Learn more about the Vizient awards.

    Froedtert Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in urology. Froedtert Hospital is also recognized as high performing in three adult specialties — cancer, gastroenterology/GI surgery and pulmonology/lung surgery — and 16 procedures and conditions.

    The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Froedtert Hospital as a "Top Performer 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 Hospital was named a top major teaching hospital in Merative’s annual 100 Top Hospitals ranking that recognizes the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. To determine the hospitals included on the list, Merative researchers evaluated 2,650 short-term, acute care hospitals using publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data and metrics.

    Froedtert Hospital received the 2023 Greenhealth Partner for Change Award and the Greening the Operating Room Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth for leadership in environmental sustainability in health care. A focus on more sustainable operations supports healthier patients, staff and communities.

    Froedtert Hospital earned a 4 out of 5-star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2023 Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The ratings measure mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care.

    Froedtert Hospital is among "America's 50 Best Hospitals™," according to a list released by Healthgrades. This recognition places our hospital among the top 1% of hospitals nationally based on an objective review of clinical outcomes across multiple conditions and procedures, analyzing the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide

    In its 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards, Healthgrades recognized Froedtert Hospital as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention, as well as other specialty achievements in various areas.

    Froedtert Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ by Fortune and PINC AI™. Froedtert Hospital demonstrated significantly higher survival rates associated with cardiac care, with fewer readmissions and complications. To select top performers, an objective, independent, quantitative research analysis was performed using publicly available data measuring cardiac care in the U.S. Those in the top 50 operated at a lower cost and had better outcomes, had significantly higher inpatient survival rates, fewer patients with complications, lower readmission rates and spent up to $5,076 less in total costs per patient case. If all hospitals operated at the level of the top 50, there would be 7,600 fewer deaths due to heart disease, 6,700 fewer patients with complications and more than $1 billion saved each year, according to the analysis.

    The Society for Vascular Surgery's Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) has awarded Froedtert Hospital three out of three stars for its active participation in the Registry Participation Program. The mission of the SVS VQI is to improve patient safety and the quality of vascular care delivery by providing web-based collection, aggregation and analysis of clinical data submitted in registry format for all patients undergoing specific vascular treatments. The VQI operates 14 vascular registries.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert Hospital with its Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Award. In addition, the hospital was recognized on the AHA’s Target: Heart Failure(SM) Honor Roll and received the AHA’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll™ award. 

    The American Heart Association also recognized Froedtert Hospital with its Get With the Guidelines® — Coronary Artery Disease Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Silver Plus and Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver awards. These awards demonstrate our commitment to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert Hospital with its Get With the Guidelines® AFib Gold Award.

    ​The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) and Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Froedtert Hospital have each received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This award recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Receiving this national three-year award with gold, silver and bronze designations, marks a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment.

    The Froedtert & MCW Comprehensive Stroke Program at Froedtert Hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award, (the highest level of recognition possible for a single, continuous 24-month period) from the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Program. The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of stroke care. See how we measure up according to these guidelines.

    The Parkinson’s Foundation designated the Froedtert & MCW Neuroscience Center as a Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center for the care of people with this progressive neurological condition. A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence is a medical center with a specialized team that is up to date on the latest Parkinson’s disease medications, therapies and research. Each Center is required to meet rigorous care, clinical research, professional training, community education and outreach criteria.

    The Emergency Department at Froedtert Hospital has been recognized with the Emergency Nurses Association 2023 Lantern Award for excellence in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research performance. The award serves as a visible symbol of our commitment to quality, safety and a healthy work environment.

    Froedtert Hospital received the distinction of becoming ENERGY STAR® Certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for superior energy performance. Froedtert Hospital reduced its energy consumption per square foot by more than 30 percent since 2009. Our staff worked together to reduce our consumption to make it equal to that of more than 1,500 homes. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.

    As a part of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Froedtert Hospital received its fourth Magnet recognition. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence. With this achievement, Froedtert Hospital retains its place among the best of the best as part of the Magnet community — just a small, and select, group of U.S. health care organizations achieve Magnet recognition.

  • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is a full-service hospital serving residents of Waukesha, Washington, Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties by combining next-generation technology with personalized care.

    The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital as a "Top Performer 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 Menomonee Falls Hospital earned a 4 out of 5-star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2023 Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The ratings measure mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care.

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in six adult procedures and conditions — hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, prostate cancer surgery and stroke.

    As a part of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital received its first Magnet recognition in 2023. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence. With this achievement, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital establishes its place among the best of the best as part of the Magnet community — just a small, and select, group of U.S. health care organizations achieve Magnet recognition.

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is among "America's 100 Best Hospitals™," according to a list released by Healthgrades. This recognition places our hospital among the top 2% of hospitals nationally based on an objective review of clinical outcomes across multiple conditions and procedures, analyzing the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. In its 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards, Healthgrades recognized Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital for various specialty achievements.

    The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, including the Cancer Center on the Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital campus, is a 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for patient experience, reaching the 95th percentile among Press Ganey clients nationally. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Cancer Network has been recognized with this honor. Our cancer patients continue to rate us highly: More than 93% say they would recommend us.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital with it's Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Award. In addition, the hospital was recognized on the AHA’s Target: Heart Failure(SM) Honor Roll and received the AHA’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll™ award.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital with its Get With the Guidelines® — Coronary Artery Disease Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referring Silver and Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver awards. These awards demonstrate our commitment to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital with its Get With the Guidelines® AFib Gold Award.

    The Stroke Program at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke GOLD Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, from the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Program. The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of stroke care.

  • Froedtert West Bend Hospital is a full-service hospital serving residents of Washington County and beyond. Specialty areas for Froedtert West Bend Hospital include emergency care, cancer care, birthing services, orthopaedics, surgical services and women’s health.

    The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Froedtert West Bend Hospital as a "Top Performer 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 West Bend Hospital earned a 4 out of 5-star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2023 Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The ratings measure mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care.

    The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, including the Cancer Center at Froedtert West Bend Hospital, is a 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for patient experience, reaching the 95th percentile among Press Ganey clients nationally. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Cancer Network has been recognized with this honor. Our cancer patients continue to rate us highly: More than 93% say they would recommend us.

    Froedtert West Bend Hospital received the "Patient Safety Excellence Award™," according to Healthgrades. The recognition is the result of an objective review of patient safety ratings across 14 patient safety indicators. Healthgrades bases its analysis on MedPAR data for years 2018–2020  and represents three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. In its 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards, Healthgrades recognized Froedtert West Bend Hospital for various specialty achievements.

    Froedtert West Bend Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in heart failure care.

    As a part of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®Froedtert West Bend Hospital received its first Magnet recognition in 2023. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence. With this achievement, Froedtert West Bend Hospital establishes its place among the best of the best as part of the Magnet community — just a small, and select, group of U.S. health care organizations achieve Magnet recognition.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert West Bend Hospital with it's Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Plus Award. In addition, the hospital was recognized on the AHA’s Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and received the AHA’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll™.

    The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert West Bend Hospital with its Get With the Guidelines® — Coronary Artery Disease Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referring Silver Plus award. This award demonstrates our commitment to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks.

    The Stroke Program at Froedtert West Bend Hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke GOLD Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, from the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Program. The award recognizes commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of stroke care.

  • Our health centers and clinics are staffed by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians. They include more than 250 primary care and specialty care physicians serving patients at more than 30 locations in southeastern Wisconsin.

    The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, including locations at Moorland Reserve Health Center and Drexel Town Square Health Center, is a 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for patient experience, reaching the 95th percentile among Press Ganey clients nationally. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Cancer Network has been recognized with this honor. Our cancer patients continue to rate us highly: More than 93% say they would recommend us.

    Our North Hills Health Center and Town Hall Health Center in Menomonee Falls and our West Bend Health Center have been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting the National Standard for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Health System 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."

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 100 score on the 2023 Disability Equality Index® (DEI). Froedtert Health also received the top score for disability inclusion practices in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The DEI measures culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement, accommodations), community engagement and supplier diversity.

Froedtert Health earned a 2022 Diversity Impact Awards™ Top 10 Diversity Action Award from the Global ERG Network. The network recognized our Diversity Council for its leading role in the organization’s robust supplier diversity strategy. Supporting businesses that represent all dimensions of diversity helps to lift more people out of poverty, revitalize neighborhoods and create greater community and economic vitality. The Global ERG Network also named Froedtert Health a top 10 organization for diversity, equity and inclusion in 2020 and 2021.

Froedtert Health is among Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2023 50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers. 50 Out Front measures how companies invest in strategies and practices to advance women and managers of diverse backgrounds. Organizations are scored on representation, board diversity, recruitment/retention, workplace inclusion, succession planning and accountability.

For the fifth year in a row, our Cancer Network has been recognized by Press Ganey for sustaining the highest standards in patient experience. As a 2022 Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award® winner, we scored in the 95th percentile in Press Ganey’s national database of 41,000 organizations — the largest database for patient experience measures. More than 93% of our cancer patients surveyed after appointments say they would recommend us, a rating that is an extraordinary mark of honor for which we are very grateful.

The Froedtert Health Anticoagulation Clinic passed the Anticoagulation Forum assessment program and earned the designation as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence. The rigorous assessment gave us the chance to measure our practice against five key areas of patient care. We have anticoagulation clinic locations at Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital.

Froedtert Health has been recognized as a “most wired” health care organization in the 2023 Digital Health Most Wired Survey released by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).