Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus has been recognized locally and nationally for providing exceptional and compassionate health care service that promotes the dignity and well being of the people we serve.
2013 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical ExcellenceTM
HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization has named St. Joseph Campus a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the third year in a row - placing St. Joseph among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
HealthGrades American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: HealthGrades Report to the Nation objectively identifies those hospitals with the best overall clinical performance among a minimum 19 of 27 medical diagnoses and condition cohorts measured, consisting of Medicare inpatient records data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database. St. Joseph is among 262 top-performing hospitals designated as a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™.
Unlike other hospital quality studies, HealthGrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes data.
Clinical excellence awards
Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus has been recognized for clinical quality across multiple service lines from HealthGrades®, the leading independent health care ratings organization. The complete list of HealthGrades® distinctions includes:
America's 100 BestTM Hospitals
One of HealthGrades America's 100 BestTM Hospitals for:
- Cardiac Care 2012 - 2013
- Coronary Intervention 2012 - 2013
- Gastrointestinal Care 2012 - 2013
- General Surgery 2013
- Maternity Care Excellence AwardTM 2011 - 2012
- Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Maternity Care 2011 - 2012
- Five-Star Recipient for Maternity Care 2011 - 2012
Ranked #9 in Wisconsin for Overall Pulmonary Services 2013
Ranked Among the Top 10 in Wisconsin for Overall Pulmonary Services 2011 - 2013
Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services 2011 - 2013
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia 2009 - 2013
- Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award TM 2012 - 2013
- General Surgery Excellence Award TM 2010 - 2013
- Ranked Among Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services 2012 - 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery 2013
- Ranked #1 in Wisconsin for GI Services 2013
- Ranked #4 in Wisconsin for General Surgery 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 5 in Wisconsin for GI Services 2012 - 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 10 in Wisconsin for General Surgery 2010 - 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Overall GI Services 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries 2011 - 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed 2011 - 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction 2013
Ranked #6 in Wisconsin for Critical Care 2013
Ranked Among the Top 10 in Wisconsin for Critical Care 2007 - 2013
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis 2007 - 2013
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure 2008 - 2013
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism 2013
Emergency Medicine Excellence AwardTM 2012
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine 2012
Five-Star Recipient for Emergency Medicine 2012
ANCC Magnet® designation
Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus has been awarded Magnet® Designation for Excellence in Nursing Services by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is one of the highest honors bestowing national recognition on our hospital. Receiving Magnet status means that St. Joseph joins prestigious companies across the country. We are one of only 13 hospitals in the state of Wisconsin and among seven percent of hospitals nationwide to achieve Magnet status.
Other awards and recognitions
- In November 2011, St. Joseph received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive the award, our campus achieved of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
- The Wheaton Franciscan ¬– St. Joseph Campus Family Care Center has been recognized as a Level 3 (top) Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The Family Care Center, which is staffed by physicians from The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine, is the only freestanding clinic in the state to achieve this recognition.
- Wheaton Franciscan ¬– St. Joseph Campus Women’s Outpatient Center received the Wisconsin Hospital Association Foundation’s 2010 Global Vision Community Partnership Award for addressing disparities in health care by providing OB/GYN services to low-income women.
- In April 2010, the cancer care program at St. Joseph Campus received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC). Established in 2004, the award honors facilities that demonstrate excellence in five areas of cancer program activity, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement. St. Joseph’s program was one of only 82 programs nationwide to be honored.
- Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus was selected for two national awards from Thomson Reuters’ 100 Top Hospitals® in 2009. Winners were selected based on performance in five critical areas:
- Clinical process and outcomes
- Patient safety
- Patient perceptions of care
- Operational efficiency
- Financial stability
Outstanding physicians and staff
- We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets national health care standards and has been accrediting health care facilities since 1951.
- We are an accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). “With PCI” is a designation earned by facilities using PCI on-site 24/7 as the first choice for restoring blood flow and performing the minimum recommended number per year.
- Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
- The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) granted in January 2010 three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer programs of Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus. It’s a distinction given to only one in four cancer programs at hospitals across the U.S. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
- In 2010 the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) granted St. Joseph Campus a three-year accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography. We are part of a growing number of echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be recognized for our commitment to high quality patient care and provisions of quality diagnostic testing. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Accreditation status signifies that the laboratories have been reviewed by an independent agency, which recognizes laboratories’ commitments to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.
- Two Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus associates were named 2010 Health Care Heroes by BizTimes Milwaukee: Elizabeth Hill-Karbowski, RN, Certified Nurse Midwife; and Tricia Burkett, coordinator of the Safe Place for NewbornsTM program.
- Mary Mazul, a Certified Nurse Midwife at St. Joseph, was selected as a recipient of The Business Journal’s 2010 Women of Influence award, which recognizes women in the Milwaukee area who have positively impacted their community. Since 2004, Mazul has been dedicated to overseeing improvements in the Women’s Outpatient Center by making it more accommodating for low-income mothers-to-be and their families.