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Aspirus Hospital named among “100 Great Hospitals in America”

By Portage County Business Council

Aspirus Wausau Hospital is one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” for 2017 according to Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual ranking.

This is the third straight year Aspirus Wausau Hospital has made Becker’s annual list, which was released on April 3. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is one of three Wisconsin hospitals on Becker’s list; the others are UW Health-University Hospital in Madison and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

“Earning a spot on Becker’s ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’ list affirms our continued objective of providing high quality and safe health care for residents of the communities we serve,” said Aspirus Wausau Hospital President, Darrell Lentz. “We are truly honored to receive this recognition from Becker’s Hospital Review for the third year in a row.”

According to Becker’s, the hospitals included on the “100 Great Hospitals in America” list are renowned for excellence and are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research, and have received recognition across various publications and accrediting organizations.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital was selected by Becker’s Hospital Review’s editorial team for inclusion based on analysis of several ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-17 Honor Roll and specialty rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades, Truven Health Analytics top hospitals, Most Wired hospitals and Magnet accreditation.

Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2012. A full list of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” can be found online at


Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians. For more information, visit

About Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker’s Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.