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Awards & Recognitions

For us, it’s not about winning awards. It’s about doing what’s right – making our patients the focus of everything we do. That’s what drives us to do everything well.

Still, it’s always nice to be recognized.

Women’s Choice Award

Southwest Health’s Emergency and OB Department have both been recognized as “Best Hospitals” by the  Women’s Choice Awards.  Our OB Department has been rated in the Top 1% of hospitals and Emergency Departments in the Top 5%.  We are dedicated to treating every patient with compassion and care and are proud to receive this recognition.  The Women’s Choice award has also recognized Southwest Health in their Top Hospital category.

Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospital

Southwest Health was recognized as one of Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals in 2022.  The rankings, presented by Newsweek with  data from Statista, used data from hospital recommendations from peers, including surveys measuring patient experience, patient safety, hygiene measures, and treatment quality.

2021 Guardian of Excellence Award Winner

We partner with Press Ganey for patient and employee surveying solutions to gain greater insight into how we can drive scalable, sustainable change in patient experiences and employee engagement. This accolade demonstrates our commitment to our vision of creating a healthier southwest Wisconsin. As a result, we were recognized in the top 5% of Press Ganey clients in our geographic area!

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Southwest Health was recognized as one of six Wisconsin hospitals to receive the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of healthcare provider and Systems from CMS.  91% of patients responded that “nurses always communicated well.”

Joint Commission Accreditation

GoldSeal_4colorSouthwest Health is proud to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit that certifies health care organizations and programs across the United States. Their mission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. They work to ensure all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Top 10% in Patient Satisfaction – ER

We are honored our own patients made this possible. Being in the top tier of hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction in the ER is something we’re very proud of.

Laureate Award for Workplace Excellence

For the outstanding work environment it provides its employees, Southwest Health was recognized July 16, 2015 when the Jackson Group, a North Carolina-based survey services and consulting firm, presented the health care network with the prestigious Laureate Award for Workplace Excellence.

The Laureate Award for Workplace Excellence was bestowed on Southwest Health to recognize high scores on work climate surveys. Southwest Health’s own employees gave the scores as they rated factors that create a healthy and engaging workplace. The Laureate Award is issued only after certifying high survey results and reviewing the organization’s internal work plans for constantly improving the workplace.

Fewer than five percent of healthcare organizations The Jackson Group surveys qualify for the honor.

“At Southwest Health, our patients are always our number one priority,” says CEO Dan Rohrbach. “Yet we also know that when our employees feel great about coming to work, we optimize the quality of patient care we provide. That’s why we’re especially proud to be honored in this way. It means our employees feel positive about where they work, and that translates to better health care.”

“The results of the 2015 survey were evidence of efforts made by Southwest Health’s Leadership to invest in the human capital of their healthcare organization by making sound management decisions that both employees and leaders have well received,” said Alan Jackson, President of The Jackson Group. “Through these efforts, it is apparent that leadership has built a very positive work climate.”