WAUSAU – Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been named to the 2018 Becker’s Healthcare “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.”

This is the 11th year the hospital has landed on the list, and it was the only hospital in north central Wisconsin to make the 2018 list, according to an Aspirus news release.

“Our heart and vascular team continues to exceed even the highest of expectations, and always with the patient’s care at the forefront,” said Darrell Lentz, president of Aspirus Wausau Hospital, in the release. “This national recognition for the 11th year is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our entire team.”

To develop this list, the Becker’s Healthcare editorial team examined several reputable rankings and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery; IBM Watson Health’s cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for cardiac care, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons star rankings.

Additional information on the 2018 Becker’s Healthcare list can be found at beckershospitalreview.com.

Photo courtesy Aspirus.

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