Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital. Aspirus Wausau Hospital, a 325-bed facility, is staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties. Tens of thousands of patients visit the hospital each year, which serves patients in 14 counties across Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Its average daily inpatient census is 160 with approximately 15,000 admissions per year. Outpatient visits exceed 50,000 admissions per year, and the hospital logs more than 24,000 emergency department visits each year. It is especially known for its cardiovascular program.
The roots of Aspirus Wausau Hospital date back to 1886, when a physician and his wife opened the first hospital in Wausau. With 25 beds, the hospital was known as a "ticket hospital," where lumberjacks could buy a $10 ticket to receive up to a year's worth of care. In 1979, construction of Aspirus Wausau Hospital was completed.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital has received various accolades. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 4 in Wisconsin in 2015-16. Aspirus is also designated as a Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, Truven Health Analytics named Aspirus Wausau Hospital among its 100 Top Hospitals in 2016, and Healthgrades named it one of the 100 Best Hospitals in 2015.
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