In an era where healthcare information is available to patients with just a few clicks of a mouse, awards represent something of a report card that tell not just what we do, but how well we do it. Objective third-party evaluations take into consideration a broad range of factors, and are based on a variety of data and measures.

Healthgrades®, one of the leading healthcare ratings organizations in the country, analyzed the nation’s more than 4,500 non-federal hospitals (based on Medicare data from 2010-2012). Those who achieved consistent, high-quality care across the board, not just in one or two specialties, received the 2014 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinic Excellence™. Gundersen Health System was one of only 260 hospitals achieving the distinction, placing Gundersen among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for clinical quality care for the seventh consecutive year.

Because of this consistent clinical excellence, Gundersen received Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ designation for 2014. This achievement places Gundersen among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide.

Also in 2014, Gundersen received a number of other designations from Healthgrades including:

  • Healthgrades 2014 Excellence Awards™ for:
    • Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Pulmonary Care
    • General Surgery
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) Care 
    • Critical Care
  • Healthgrades 2014 America’s 100 Best for Specialty Care in:
    • Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention
    • Critical Care
    • GI Care
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Healthgrades 5-star ratings in 15 categories.
  • Healthgrades rankings among the top 5 percent in the nation in eight specialties and among the top 10 percent in the nation in another two.

See a full listing of our Healthgrades® accomplishments.

Patient Service Awards
Gundersen Health System has received top honors for achieving some of the highest patient experience scores in the country.

  • Healthgrades named Gundersen a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM for the seventh year in a row. This distinction ranks Gundersen among the top 15% of hospitals in the nation for patient experience, based on the analysis of hospital patient survey data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • At our clinic locations, patients rated their experience with us even higher, resulting in one of the highest patient experience scores in the country. National Research Corporation selected Gundersen as recipient of its 2012 Path to Excellence Award for Top Performing Organization for Rate a Doctor (Adults).

    This top ranking means Gundersen had the highest percentage of patients rating their clinic healthcare provider a 9 or 10 (the highest scores possible).
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