Aurora hospitals honored by The Joint Commission

Special to The Freeman

Nov. 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE — Twelve of Aurora Health Care hospitals have been recognized as 2013 top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, including Aurora Medical Center in Summit and Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The Joint Commission is a leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The 12 Aurora Health Care hospitals were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for a variety of quality measurements. The Aurora facilities are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction, according to a release.

“The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations,” according to the announcement.

Other Aurora hospitals receiving the recognition include:

•Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay

•Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Sheboygan

•Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee

•Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore, Cudahy

•Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn

•Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Kenosha

•Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Burlington

•Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Oshkosh

•Aurora Medical Center in Washington County, Hartford

•Aurora West Allis Medical Center, West Allis

“Aurora Health Care is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to each of our patients,” said Gerard Colman, chief operating officer for Aurora Health Care, in a statement. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from The Joint Commission, as it is a reflection of the exceptional care and clinical excellence being delivered by our caregivers on an ongoing basis.”