St. Francis is ranked among the top 5% in the country for critical care and the top 10% for pulmonary care, according to HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization. Nearly 5,000 hospitals were included in this sweeping study which examines mortality rates and complication rates from government data from 2008-2010.
Top-performing hospitals had dramatically lower mortality rates than other hospitals, according to the study. For the 17 procedures and diagnoses for which HealthGrades analyzed mortality rates, patients at top hospitals had a 72% lower chance of dying when compared to the lowest-performing hospitals, and a 53% lower chance of dying when compared to the U.S. national average.
Critical Care Excellence Award
St. Francis has been awarded the Critical Care Excellence Award for 3 years in a row (2010-2012). In addition, the hospital ranked #3 in Wisconsin in 2012 for critical care and has been in the top 10 in WI for 5 years in a row.
Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
As the recipient of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, St. Francis is ranked among the top 10% of all U.S. hospitals for its pulmonary services.
Additional 2012 HealthGrades awards include:
- Five-star rated for overall Critical Care 3 years in a row (2010-2012)
- Five-start rated for overall Pulmonary services
- Five-star rated for Valve Surgery
- Five-star rated for treatment of Heart Failure
- Five-star rated for treatment of Respiratory Failure 5 years in a row (2008-2012)
- Five-star rated for Appendectomy 2 years in a row (2011-2012)
- Five-star rated for treatment of Pneumonia 4 years in a row (2009-2012)