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SSM Health Receives WCHQ Top Quality Honors

June 20, 2018

Recognized for high performance managing hypertension for third straight year

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) recognized SSM Health/SSM Health Dean Medical Group as a top performer at WCHQ’s annual Statewide Quality Improvement Event June 19 in Madison. Kim Volberg and Mark Thompson, MD, accepted the award on behalf of SSM Health.

WCHQ annually honors a select number of member organizations for superior clinical performance and patient outcomes.

SSM Health/Dean Health Care ranked first among WCHQ members on their scores related to hypertension management. It is the third consecutive year SSM Health has been recognized as the top performer for their outstanding work in managing blood pressure in the hypertension patient population by hard wiring their interventions into their work.

“The hardest work is sometimes sustaining consistently high performance and then setting, and reaching, the next level of performance. SSM Health is not only able to improve the quality of care they provide their own patients, but by working with WCHQ and collaborating with other medical professionals across the state, they are improving the quality of care across the state,” according to WCHQ President/CEO Chris Queram.

WCHQ is dedicated to helping health care professionals improve the quality and affordability of health care through collaboration, sharing best practices, and 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 clinics and independent physician groups. Visit WCHQ.org for more information.

Kori Krueger, MD, medical director of the Institute for Quality, Innovation and Patient Safety at Marshfield Clinic, presents the WCHQ top performance award to Mark Thompson, MD, (left) and Kim Volberg, SSM Health.

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