Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Chief Quality Officer Beth Dibbert says Wisconsin’s status as #1 in the nation for health care quality—as acclaimed by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)—is the result of a team effort by facilities across the state.
Dibbert touted the work by rural hospitals during a kick-off to National Hospital Week festivities at Tomah Memorial Hospital May 7.
“This number one designation indicates a statewide commitment to delivering quality care for your patients,” Dibbert said.
In 2017, Wisconsin received the #1 ranking by AHRQ, and has consistently ranked among the top five states since 2010. Also in 2017, Wisconsin’s critical access hospitals were ranked #1 in their peer group by the Health Resources and Services Administration for quality reporting and levels of improvement.
Dibbert said the recognition of rural hospitals demonstrates how committed all providers in Wisconsin are to measure, improve and achieve high quality.