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.
Current Awards and Recognition
Froedtert Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in five adult specialties — diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology, as well as seven 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 IBM Watson Health’s annual 100 Top Hospitals ranking that recognizes the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. To determine the hospitals included on the list, IBM Watson Health researchers evaluated 3,134 short-term, acute care hospitals using publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data and metrics.
Becker's Healthcare recognized Froedtert Hospital in the 2020 edition of its list of "100 great hospitals in America." The hospitals included on this list are recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties.
Froedtert Hospital received an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 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.
Froedtert 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 for exhibiting clinical excellence year over year, according to Healthgrades. Healthgrades produced its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” list based on analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016–18 and represents 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, including the Clinical Cancer Center on the Froedtert Hospital campus, is a 2020 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 College of Radiology (ACR) recognized Froedtert Hospital as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE). 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.
The American Heart Association recognized Froedtert Hospital with it's Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus 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.
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 American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, Froedtert Hospital received its third Magnet recognition. The 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 — a select group of 425 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. health care organizations.