Wauwatosa-based Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital has been ranked fifth among U.S. academic medical centers by the University HealthSystem Consortium.
UHC’s annual ranking, called the Quality and Accountability Study, evaluates institutions’ quality and safety in a variety of patient care tasks. Among the factors considered were the national Institute of Medicine’s six domains of care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient-centeredness.
The top ranked academic medical center in the study was New York University’s Langone Medical Center; followed by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn. in third; and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta in fourth place, followed by Froedtert.
Also in the top 10 were University of Colorado Hospital, University of Utah Health Care, Houston Methodist Hospital, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., Tufts Medical Center in Boston and The University of Kansas Hospital Authority.
“Quality is at the core of who we are and drives what we do,” said Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital. “Our solid ranking among these top academic medical centers is a testament to the staff and physicians across our organization who strive for excellence every day.”