Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and Aurora BayCare Medical Center Named Among Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

March 31, 2015

Oshkosh, Wis. Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and Aurora BayCare Medical Center have been named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, a leading healthcare analytics company. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals that achieve lower mortality rates, fewer complications, shorter patient stays and reduced readmission rates.

“We are extremely proud of our dedicated physicians and caregivers of Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh for being recognized among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals,” said Jeff Bard, north region executive vice president of Aurora Health Care. “Aurora is committed to providing our patients with high-quality, cost-efficient care. That focus on the patient is what has made Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh such amazing facilities for their communities.”

According to Truven Health, if all hospitals in the United States performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 126,500 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 109,000 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • Episode-of-illness expense would be 2 percent lower than the peer average

To determine the list of the 100 Top Hospitals, Truven analyzed and evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. The facilities were measured against 11 key analytic indicators, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. Risk adjusted methodologies were used

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to analyze public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow – consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at

About Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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