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June 13, 2024

ThedaCare Recognized as a Top Health Care Organization

Premier’s PINC AI™ and Fortune Name the Nation’s 15 Top Health Systems™

PINC AI, the technology and services brand of Premier, Inc., recently announced the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems. ThedaCare was recognized as a Top 5 small health system.

According to Premier’s PINC AI, researchers evaluated data from more than 355 health systems across the U.S. using publicly available Medicare data. To be considered for the study, the health care systems had to include at least two general, acute care hospitals.

“At ThedaCare, our teams are on a mission to reinvent health care by becoming a proactive partner in health – enriching the lives of all and creating value in everything we do,” said Imran A. Andrabi, MD, FAAFM, president of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. “We have the ability to measure important quality metrics, such as those reported through Premier’s PINC AI15 Top Health Systems Annual Report, and those metrics help our system monitor progress, allowing teams to continue preparing and responding to the needs of the communities we serve, now and in the future.” 

For nearly 115 years, ThedaCare has been improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 650,000 residents in 17 counties, and employs approximately 7,000 providers and team members at 180 points of care, including eight hospitals. As of Jan. 1, 2024, Froedtert Health and ThedaCare finalized the agreement to come together as one organization. The combined organization is strengthening local health care and continues to improve health and well-being of communities across Wisconsin.

The data measured by Premier’s PINC AI 15 Top Health Systems Annual Report focused on performance indicators, including a variety of measurements across four pillars: clinical outcomes, extended outcomes, operational and patient experience. The top-performing systems, categorized into large, medium and small groups, outperformed their peers across all eight measures. Data leveraged by the annual report is made publicly available to increase transparency of performance for all health systems.

The highest-performing health systems in the 2024 report year had, compared to peer health systems:

  • 21 percent fewer inpatient deaths than peer health systems.
  • 13.8 percent fewer patients with complications.
  • 21 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
  • 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.
  • Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 73 percent versus 67 percent for peer health systems.

“To live our mission of creating healthier communities, we must understand our patients, anticipate their health needs and wants and strive to prevent issues from arising,” said Dr. Andrabi. “The recognition of being named a Top 5 small health system by Premier’s PINC AI 15 Top Health Systems Annual Report demonstrates the dedication of our team members who are committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities by empowering each person to live their unique, best life, through coordinated and specialized care.” 

According to Premier’s PINC AI, based on the data analyzed, it is estimated that if all health systems performed at the same level of this year’s top performers, more than 220,000 additional lives could have been saved and more than 196,000 additional patients could have been complication free for the 2024 report year.

“Health systems understand the importance of innovative leadership and data-driven strategies for performance improvement and overall success,” said Michael J. Alkire, Premier’s President and CEO. “Premier applauds these 15 Top Health Systems for their accomplishment and demonstrated success in positively impacting the patient experience, enterprise operations and clinical outcomes for the patients and communities they serve.”

The list of recognized health systems for the 16th consecutive year was published in an exclusive online article by Fortune.