February 26, 2013

Sauk Prairie Hospital named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

Sauk Prairie Healthcare was this week named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.100 Top Award

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the fourth time Sauk Prairie Healthcare has been recognized with this honor.

“We are very proud to be among the 100 Top Hospital winners,” said Larry Schroeder, Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Chief Executive Officer. “It’s an exciting honor for our entire team and reflects the high quality of healthcare available locally.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply; it is granted based on data review by Truven Health.

SPH is a not-for-profit, independent hospital in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin with four primary care clinics in the surrounding area. SPH's excellent reputation for orthopedic, gynecologic and general surgery, combined with experienced primary care providers and 24/7 ER means patients have round-the-clock access to the area’s most skilled physicians. SPH's new hospital campus in Prairie du Sac will open in 2014.

The winning hospitals were announced in the February 25 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. Visit www.100tophospitals.com for more information.

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