SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Hospitals Receive Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence- Dean - WI

Skip to Content



Learn...

about the Dean Medical Group difference.

Published on December 11, 2013

SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Hospitals Receive Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence

First Organization to Receive the Excellence Award in Wisconsin Since 2009

Madison, Wis., ­- SSM Health Care of Wisconsin (SSMHC/WI) walked away with top honors last night where the organization accepted the Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence.  This marks the first time SSMHC/WI has received the Excellence Award and only the second time the organization applied together as a region. It’s also the first Wisconsin organization since 2009 to receive the Excellence Award. The application included St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison, St. Clare Hospital and St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital.   

Receiving recognition at the level of excellence means SSM Health Care of Wisconsin hospitals have management excellence with superior results that are clearly evident.

In congratulating the organization, Wisconsin Forward Award examiners said, “SSMHC/WI demonstrates several best practices, including the system-wide organizational ethics effort, its Corporate Responsibility Process (CRP), the Steal Shamelessly program, and the Emerging Leaders program. The CRP is recognized nationally as a best practice.”

Examiners also said, “SSMHC/WI demonstrates visionary leadership through embedding of its mission, vision, and values into its organizational culture,” adding, “The organization maintains a focus on results and creating value as evidenced by financial stability within a challenging industry and uncertain reimbursement climate.”
 
“Excellence level recognition for the Wisconsin Forward Award is truly an honor met by only a few organizations in the state of Wisconsin,” says Gaurov Dayal, Interim Regional President & CEO of SSM Health Care of Wisconsin.  “We are very proud of this accomplishment, which recognizes our quality practices, business results and constant efforts to learn more and improve. It is a tribute to our history of exceptional patient and resident care and to the spirit of collaboration and shared learning which unite our entire integrated delivery network.”

Wisconsin Forward Award, the state’s premier organization for the promotion and recognition of high-performance practices, honored the accomplishments of hundreds of Wisconsin organizations last night that have benefited from the program’s services and learning opportunities, as well as the tens of thousands of hours of service that its Volunteer Board of Examiners has contributed.

News

Dean Medical Group News

Recent videos and news articles about Dean Medical Group, as covered by the news media.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Shining a light on mental illnessWisconsin State Journal, December 2, 2016

Could low-calorie sweetener be making you gain weight?WISC-TV, December 1, 2016

Time for Kids: Make health changes as a familyWISC-TV, November 29, 2016

Barbershop health center aims to improve health of Madison's black menWisconsin State Journal, November 28, 2016

The possible cost of that clean scentWisconsin State Journal, November 25, 2016

What's Going Around: People refusing the flu vaccineWKOW, November 24, 2016

Time for Kids: Stay active during the winterWISC-TV, November 22, 2016

Dr. Zorba Paster takes health questions from viewersWISC-TV, November 21, 2016

Dr. Zorba Paster: Thanksgiving a time to think about how you can helpWisconsin State Journal, November 18, 2016

'Minibrains' help Alzheimer's and Zika researchWISC-TV, November 17, 2016

Time for Kids: Watch what you eatWISC-TV, November 15, 2016

School board OKs district employee wellness clinicWaunakee Tribune, November 15, 2016

Dr. Zorba Paster: An app that could save livesWisconsin State Journal, November 11, 2016

More Coverage 

of Dean in the News

Hear Health Tips from Our Providers

Visit our DocTalk Podcast page for information on various health topics.

Media Contacts

If you are part of the media, we encourage you to reach out to Dean Medical Group's media contacts.

Have a Flu-related Question?

Look in our Flu Updates section for the latest information from Dean Medical Group!

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

© 2016 SSM Health Dean Medical Group / Dean Health Plan, Inc. | All rights reserved.

A Member of SSM Health

SSM Health and the infinity symbol are trademarks of SSM Health and its affiliates.