One of the best

LAURIUM – Aspirus Keweenaw has been named one of America’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) by the iVantage Strength INDEX, the health care industry’s most comprehensive rating of acute care hospitals.

The results recognize that the top 100 CAHs provide a safety net to communities throughout rural America, measuring across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk, and efficiency.

“As a non-profit hospital our responsibility is always to elevate health care quality, clinical performance and patient satisfaction to the highest levels,” said Aspirus Keweenaw Chief Operating Officer Mike Hauswirth. “It’s an ongoing process, and as we continue to receive national recognition, it’s great to know that our intense day-to-day efforts are effective. This designation is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication from our medical staff and employees.”

Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Grand View are the only two Upper Peninsula hospitals recognized in the top 100 CAHs. Four of the Top 100 US Critical Access Hospitals are Aspirus with Aspirus Medford and Aspirus Langlade Hospital also named in Wisconsin. The top 100 hospitals were selected from more than 1,300 certified CAHs in the U.S.

“Recognition that Aspirus receives, as a system, reinforces that we are doing the right things for our communities and the people we serve,” said Grace Tousignant, Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Aspirus U.P. hospitals. “As a system, we continuously make improvements and adapt to changes in health care to ensure that we provide the best health care in our communities.”

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