Health Care Quality

Awards, recognition

Aspirus Wausau Hospital is one of the nation’s elite health care facilities an has earned numerous awards and recognition, including: 

Magnet Designation

Aspirus Wausau Hospital was recognized as a Magnet Hospital – an elite provider of nursing care – by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). Of about 6,000 hospitals in the nation, just 265 have achieved Magnet status. Regardless of an organization's size or location, Magnet designation serves two primary purposes: to attract and retain quality employees and to help consumers identify it as a hospital with a proven level of excellence in care. It’s a seal of approval for quality care.

U.S. News & World Report

Nation’s 50 Best Hospitals for:

  • Cardiac Care and Cardiac Surgery (2002, 2005)

  • GI Care – Treatment of Digestive Disorders (2005)

  • Respiratory Care (2000) 

Among only 14 percent of the nation's hospitals to earn:

Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals

  • Cardiovascular Care (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)

  • Stroke Care (2000)

  • Top Urban Hospital (1994)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HomeCare Elite

Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement

NAPBC Accreditation