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Several Aspirus, Aspirus Network providers earn awards based on patient feedback

PRC Awards

More than 70 Aspirus and Aspirus Network member locations and providers received awards recently from health care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC).

The recipients were recognized with Excellence in Healthcare Awards based on information gathered during patient surveys. The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, health care employee engagement and/or physician alignment and engagement based on surveys of their patients. 

The following Aspirus and Aspirus Network providers were recognized as “Top Performers” based on an overall doctor rating:

  • Agnieszka K. Thompson, MD - Dermatology Services -Aspirus Dermatology Clinic
  • Brian Rosenberg, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehab Services- Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C
  • Douglas Edwards, MD - Ophthalmology Services-Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C.
  • Matthew Hattenhauer, MD - Ophthalmology Services-Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C.
  • Michael Kehoe, MD - Dermatology Services -Aspirus Dermatology Clinic
  • Scott Stuempfig, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehab Services-Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C.
  • Shannon Lozon, DPM - Medical Specialty Services-Aspirus Podiatry Associates
  • Thomas Schneider, MD - Nephrology Services-Aspirus Nephrology Clinic

“It is an honor to recognize these healthcare organizations with Excellence in Healthcare Awards for their deserving work,” said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., President and CEO of PRC. “It takes true dedication and determination to achieve this level of excellence in healthcare and each one of these organizations has demonstrated their commitment to making their hospital a better place to work, a better place to practice medicine, and a better place for patients to be treated.”

PRC holds an Excellence in Healthcare Summit annually that brings together hundreds of healthcare leaders to celebrate their work to transform the patient experience. This year’s conference was held May 3 in Indianapolis. 

A full list of the Aspirus and Aspirus Network member award recipients is listed below. To learn more about the Excellence in Healthcare Awards, including eligibility and criteria, visit PRCCustomResearch.com.

All Award Recipients

Doctor's Quality of Care

“Top Performer”
Percentage of patients who rate the “Overall Quality of Care”(%excellent) = at or above the 100th percentile of the PRC’s database.

  • Andrew Beaumont, MD-Neurology Services-Aspirus Spine and Neurosciences
  • Cecilia Stroede, MD-General Surgery Services-Surgical Associates, S.C. – Wausau
  • Christain DeGregario, MD-Pediatric Neurology Services-Aspirus Weston Clinic
  • Christiann Rosemurgy, NP -Advanced Practice Provider Services-Aspirus Houghton Clinic
  • Douglas Brown, MD-General Surgery Services-Surgical Associates, S.C. – Wausau
  • Hamied Rezazadeh, MD- Hematology/Oncology Services- Aspirus Regional Cancer Center
  • Jolyne Check-Ostrowski, NP -Advanced Practice Provider Services-Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic
  • Lester Owens, MD Provider-Physical Medicine & Rehab Services- Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C.
  • Mark A. Aldrich, DPM-Podiatry- Aldrich, Mark A., DPM
  • Michael Kehoe, MD- Dermatology Services -Aspirus Dermatology Clinic
  • Michele Harma, NP -Advanced Practice Provider Services- Aspirus Hurley Clinic
  • Scott Stuempfig, MD-Physical Medicine & Rehab Services-Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C.
  • Thomas Schneider, MD-Nephrology Services-Aspirus Nephrology Clinic

Overall Doctor Rating

“Top Performer”
Percentage of patients who rate the “Overall Provider Rating (9 or 10) = at or above the 100th percentile of the PRC’s database.

  • Agnieszka K. Thompson, MD- Dermatology Services -Aspirus Dermatology Clinic
  • Brian Rosenberg, MD- Physical Medicine & Rehab Services- Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C
  • Douglas Edwards, MD- Ophthalmology Services-Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C.
  • Matthew Hattenhauer, MD -Ophthalmology Services-Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C.
  • Michael Kehoe, MD- Dermatology Services -Aspirus Dermatology Clinic
  • Scott Stuempfig, MD-Physical Medicine & Rehab Services-Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C.
  • Shannon Lozon, DPM-Medical Specialty Services-Aspirus Podiatry Associates
  • Thomas Schneider, MD-Nephrology Services-Aspirus Nephrology Clinic

Provider “5 Star” Awards
Percentage of patients who rate the “Overall Provider Rating (9 or 10) = at or above the 90th percentile of the PRC’s database.

  • Beaumont, Andrew MD (Prov-Neuro)-Spine and Neurosciences WH Neurology
  • Bergin, Steven MD (Prov-OB/GYN)-    Doctors Clinic OB-GYN Riverview
  • Brebrick, Robert MD (Prov-Gen Surg)- Surgical Associates SC
  • Budimlija, Barbara PA (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultants
  • Calonder, Emily NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Weston Clinic Family Practice
  • Check-Ostrowski, Jolyne NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic Pediatrics
  • Deep, Lakshmi MD (Prov-IM)-Aspirus Elcho Clinic
  • Dickman, Scott MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Doctors Clinic Family Practice
  • Duellman, Todd MD (Prov-Ortho Surg)-Wisconsin River Orthopaedics
  • Fairchild, Todd MD (Prov-Ortho Surg)-Klasinski Neurocare
  • Flohr, Nicole PA (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Weston Clinic
  • Flowers, Kristine MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Aspirus Antigo Clinic
  • Furda, Joel MD (Prov-Cardio)-Aspirus Cardiovascular Associates
  • Hartke, Raymond (Prov-GI)-Merrill Office
  • Hemer, Kathryn M (Prov-FP/GP)-Medford Clinic Family Practice
  • Hinaus, Tracie A PA-C (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Stevens Point Orthopedics
  • Huotari, Jeffrey MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Aspirus Houghton Clinic
  • Johnston, Coy MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Weston Clinic Family Practice
  • Kalm, Heather NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Ironwood Clinic
  • Klasinski, Michele MD (Prov-Neuro)-Klasinski Neurocare
  • Knoll, Jacklyn PA (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Cardiovascular Associates
  • Miles, Ronald MD (Prov-Cardio)-Aspirus Heart and Lung Surgery
  • Montgomery, Michele MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Family Health Specialists Family Practice
  • Murdock, David MD (Prov-Cardio)-ACC Ironwood
  • Nietert, William MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Kronenwetter Family Practice
  • Nigam, Nitin MD (Prov-Ophth)-Aspirus Eye Center - Ironwood
  • Padilla, Rebecca MD (Prov-Peds)-Pediatrics Clinic
  • Pisco, Amanda, NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Ironwood Clinic - Surgical Center
  • Rezazadeh, Hamied MD (Prov-Hem/Onc)-AWH Regional Cancer Center
  • RFC - Claire F. Natividad, MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Aspirus Riverview Family Clinic - Wisconsin Rapids
  • Rosemurgy, Christiann NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Houghton Clinic
  • Russell, Jeremy DO (Prov-Ortho Surg)-Orthopaedic Associates of Wausau
  • Schlund, Laura (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Antigo Office
  • Schmidt, Amy PA-C (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)- Aspirus Ironwood Clinic
  • Schutte, Lori NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Marathon Clinic
  • Stroede, Cecilia MD (Prov-Gen Surg)-Surg Assoc Rhinelander
  • Umland, Michael MD (Prov-FP/GP)-Aspirus Medford Clinic
  • UWCC - Mary Merdan, NP (Prov-FP/GP)-Aspirus UW Cancer Center - Riverview
  • Vandevoort, Lori J (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Three Lakes Clinic
  • Villeneuve, Shannon NP (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic Family Practice
  • Werner, Gregory PA (Prov-Adv Prac Prov)-Medford Clinic Family Practice

“5 Star”
Percentage of patients who rate the “Overall Quality of Care”(%excellent) = Top 10% (90th percentile) of the PRC’s database.

  • Aldrich, Mark A
  • Aspirus Edgar Clinic
  • Aspirus Endocrinology Clinic
  • Aspirus Eye Center – Ironwood- Outpatient Clinic - Specialty Care Services
  • Aspirus Heart and Lung Surgery
  • Aspirus Hurley Clinic- Outpatient Clinic - Primary Care Services
  • Aspirus Ironwood Clinic- Surgical Specialty Services-Surgical Center
  • Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital- Inpatient Medical/Surgical Services
  • Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital-Inpatient Services
  • Aspirus Land O' Lakes Clinic
  • Aspirus Nephrology Clinic
  • Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital- Emergency Department Services-Emergency Services
  • Aspirus Plastic Surgery
  • Aspirus Regional Cancer Center
  • Aspirus Riverview Hospital- UW Cancer Center- Outpatient Clinic
  • Aspirus Stevens Point Surgery Center
  • Aspirus Three Lakes Clinic
  • Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C. – Antigo
  • Northwoods Family Orthopaedics
  • Stevens Point Orthopaedics
  • The Urology Clinic, S.C.

Overall Hospital Rating (HCAHPS)
Top box scores for “Overall Hospital Rating”(% 9-10) = Top 10% (90th percentile) of the PRC’s database

  • Aspirus Iron River Hospitals and Clinics- Inpatient Services
  • Aspirus Langlade Hospital - Inpatient OB/GYN Services
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital- Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Services
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital- Inpatient Medical Services PICU

“4 Star”
Percentage of patients who rate the “Overall Quality of Care”(%excellent)or “Overall Hospital Rating”(% 9-10).

Departments scoring in the top 25% of PRC’s database

“Overall Quality of Care”

  • Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital-Emergency Department- Emergency Department Services

“Overall Hospital Rating”

  • Aspirus Ironwood Hospital- Inpatient Services- Inpatient Services

About PRC

Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) is a national healthcare market research company. For more than 35 years, PRC has facilitated millions of interviews, delivered insightful reports and provided customized research solutions to hospitals and healthcare organizations. Services measure community perceptions, brand positions, patient experience, physician alignment and engagement, and employee engagement. PRC is also a certified vendor for government-mandated CAHPS surveys and has partnered with more than 400 communities across the U.S. to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments.

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