Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo is Honored

Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation.

According to Andy Barth, Aspirus Langlade Hospital president, the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “winners” are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability.

This group was selected from The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2019 Top 100 list, which was released earlier this year.

A sampling of Aspirus Langlade Hospital employees celebrate the critical care designation outside the main entrance.

“We are incredibly proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” Barth, said. “Our results as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future. This performance could not have been achieved without dedication, commitment and hard work. I am proud of the accomplishments of our medical staff and employees to achieve these results two years in a row.”

National Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. Its membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau. Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.

Aspirus was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

Source: Antigo Daily Journal