WAUSAU — Aspirus has been named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health, Aspirus announced this week. The award spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

This year’s 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,961 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall achievement on a balanced scorecard, according to Aspirus. The scorecard focuses on five performance domains: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience. Aspirus was also recognized in 2018 with this honor.

Matthew Heywood

“We care deeply about the communities we serve, from Adams, Wisconsin, to Laurium, Michigan,” said Matthew F. Heywood, president and CEO for Aspirus, in a news release. “We have worked incredibly hard as a team to constantly improve the quality and experience of care we provide, so this recognition means the world to our team.”

For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.