Ministry Health Care Named One of the Nation’s Top Health Systems

Ministry Health Care has been named one of the nation’s top health systems according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

Thomson Reuters’ third annual 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks Study evaluated 285 health systems on measures of clinical quality, service and efficiency. The study was released exclusively to Modern Healthcare. The top health systems represent the top 20 percent of the systems studied.

According to Modern Healthcare, the Thomson Reuters study evaluated 285 systems, compromising almost 2,000 hospitals. The systems were ranked on eight measures of clinical quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction including: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality and readmission rates, use of evidence-based practices and patient satisfaction survey data.

“We are proud to once again be recognized as one of the top health care systems in the nation,” said Nicholas Desien, president and CEO of Ministry Health Care. “It is a tribute to the quality and capabilities of our employees, physicians and other caregivers that we have received this recognition. We believe we are well-positioned to continue delivering high-quality, personalized care and service to our patients, keeping them first in everything we do.”

Keeping patients first is the goal everyday for the over 11, 000 employees of Ministry Health Care. Founded over 120 years ago by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother to meet the needs of communities in the region, today Ministry operates 15 hospitals and 52 clinics located in communities in central and northern Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.

The system provides primary and specialty medical services, as well as hospital, home health care, hospice, long-term care, and dialysis services.

Ministry’s mission as a Catholic health care system is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor, in the communities we serve.

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