Wisconsin Forward Award - Excellence Level
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin—which includes three wholly owned hospitals and two nursing homes—earned Wisconsin’s highest recognition of quality business practices in 2013: the Excellence Level of the Wisconsin Forward Award. The honor remains in effect for five years.
Receiving recognition at the Excellence Level means SSM Health Care of Wisconsin has demonstrated mature, fully integrated performance management systems, emphasizing quality practices, business results and continuing efforts to learn and improve. The regional application included St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison, St. Clare Hospital and St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital in Janesville.
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St. Mary’s Well-Known for its Nursing Excellence
St. Mary’s attained an elite status in 2011 when they were designated as a Magnet® hospital for the third time in a row. Less than 1% of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals have done the same. Magnet hospitals are considered “the gold standard” of nursing. Their emphasis on quality, innovation and collaboration tends to lead to better outcomes, high patient satisfaction and a more stable workforce.
Well-known as a leader in nursing, St. Mary’s was first designated as a Magnet hospital in 2002. Since then, the hospital has demonstrated the continuous quality improvement that is required of hospitals of this caliber.
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Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Silver Plus Award
St. Dean & St. Mary’s Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. To receive the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, Dean & St. Mary’s Stroke Center achieved at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and achieved at least 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures during that same period of time, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.
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