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The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) presented Fort HealthCare with its top award for excellence in quality improvement leadership at a celebration held June 22, 2022. Gabrielle Rude, PhD, WCHQ President and CEO, presented the award at the WCHQ Quality and Value Improvement Event and Diabetes Summit. Accepting on behalf of Fort HealthCare was President and CEO Michael Wallace.
WCHQ annually recognizes a select number of member organizations for superior clinical performance and patient outcomes. This award, however, honors one organization for exceptional quality improvement, active engagement with WCHQ’s work and mentorship of other organizations. One of the attributes that is considered for this award was Fort HealthCare’s notable improvement across many of the WCHQ measures and their participation on and willingness to serve in leadership positions on committees, work groups and on the WCHQ Board of Directors.
“Fort HealthCare performs well across many of the quality measures that WCHQ scores, but it is their willingness to share what they know with other organizations that is truly invaluable,” according to Dr. Rude. “Sharing with other organizations how they are improving patient care demonstrates their commitment to ensuring that everyone in Wisconsin has access to high quality care, no matter where they live.”
WCHQ is dedicated to helping health care professionals improve the quality and value of health care through collaboration, sharing best practices, and by publicly reporting information that health care organizations can use to benchmark and compare their performance. WCHQ’s membership includes Wisconsin’s integrated health systems, hospitals, medical and dental clinics and independent physician groups.