GRAFTON — Aurora
Medical Center in Grafton recently was recognized as one of the top
hospitals in southeast Wisconsin.
U.S. News &
World Report released rankings last week that ranked the Grafton
hospital No. 3 in southeastern Wisconsin and tied for No. 6 in
Wisconsin, with two high-performing specialties, orthopedics and
hospitals also were recognized in the annual ranking.
Luke’s Medical Center was ranked the No. 1 hospital in southeastern
Wisconsin. Aurora St. Luke’s was also ranked the No. 2 hospital in
Wisconsin, and five specialties earned spots in the national Top 50.
hospital in Wisconsin was University of Wisconsin Hospitals in
Madison, according to the U.S. News & World Report website.
achievement demonstrates Aurora is leading the way in delivering top
clinical quality and medical excellence,” Patrick Falvey, chief
transformation officer for Aurora Health Care, said in a news
release. “Our patients can expect high-quality, cost-effective care
that is driven by the passion and dedication of our caregivers, who
show every day they are committed to truly helping people live
Luke’s received national Top 50 honors for the following
high-performing specialties – cardiology and heart surgery,
gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, and
additional high-performing specialties were cancer, diabetes and
endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics,
Both Aurora St.
Luke’s Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center in Grafton also
achieved “recognized in Southeastern Wisconsin” status.
The annual Best
Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’
patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions
about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or
common elective procedures.
For the 2017-18
rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers
nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16
specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one
specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized
hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more
transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder,
managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By
providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give
patients the information they need to find the best care across a
range of specialties.”
The U.S. News
methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates,
volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care
and other care-related indicators.
Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider, offers
services at sites in more than 30 counties throughout eastern
Wisconsin and northern Illinois.