Froedtert Hospital Named Top 100 Hospital in Nation

For the fourth straight year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital has been named to the national 100 Top Hospitals list released by Truven Health Analytics.

 Froedtert is the only Milwaukee hospital, and one of just six state hospitals, to make the overall list. It is also the only Wisconsin hospital ranked as one of the 15 Major Teaching Hospitals in the nation.

“Being named a 100 Top Hospital for four consecutive years is especially meaningful for us as an academic medical center that treats many seriously ill patients who require complex care,” said Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital. “This honor underscores our value to Milwaukee, the state and the region as a resource for high-quality, cost-effective, appropriate care.”

The 100 Top Hospitals study, which has been conducted annually since 1993, identifies 100 U.S. hospitals that have been objectively proven to provide high value to their communities. Based on the results of this year’s study, Truven Health reports that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the 100 Top Hospitals facilities:

  • More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication free
  • $2 billion in hospital patient costs could be saved
  • The average patient could be released from the hospital half a day sooner

If the same standards were applied to all hospitalized patients, the impact would be greater.

Truven Health researchers evaluated nearly 3,000 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information including Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

The 100 Top Hospitals list classifies hospitals as Major Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Hospitals, and Large, Medium and Small Community Hospitals. Froedtert Hospital ranks as one of 15 Major Teaching Hospitals in the nation and the only one in Wisconsin.

“Froedtert Hospital’s selection as one of Truven’s 100 Top Hospitals is a recognition of the high value that the Froedtert & MCW partnership offers to the citizens of our state,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s president and chief executive officer.

Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics, noted, “The winners represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management, and set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow.”

The Truven Health Analytics study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. The scorecard measures performance in 11 areas including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital is a 500-bed academic medical center and a leading referral resource for advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital also operates the region’s only adult Level I Trauma Center. The primary adult teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital is a major training facility for more than 1,000 medical, nursing and health technical students annually. It is also a respected research center, participating in some 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, every year. Froedtert Hospital is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. For more information, visit

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