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The Leading Heart Care Team

Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care have been working together to provide the best heart care in the area for longer than any other program. It's a system that delivers integrated primary and specialty care, including a number of hospitals and rehab programs so patients can choose locations convenient to them. In addition, patients can access specialized care, such as one of the few pediatric cardiology programs in the state, without leaving the system. Digital records and communication enable team members to stay informed of the progress of patient care.

Nationally Recognized Leadership

The Thomson Top 100
Thomson (formerly Solucient) is a health care information and research firm that uses rates of complications, risk-adjusted mortality, volume, cost, and average length of stay to determine an annual list of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals nationwide. Ministry Health Care's Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, staffed by Marshfield Clinic physicians, is the only hospital in Wisconsin named to Thomson's top 100 heart hospitals for five consecutive years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Leapfrog Group Safety Ratings
The Leapfrog Group is a national consortium of Fortune 500 companies and other health care purchasers. Their study determines safety ratings based upon quality and safety standards. Saint Joseph's Hospital is the only area hospital (and one of only two in Wisconsin) to have a top rating for evidence-based hospital referral Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) quality and is rated #1 in Wisconsin by The Leapfrog Group for CABG volumes.

National Research Center Patient Satisfaction Scores
Patient satisfaction scores for Ministry Health Care's Saint Joseph's Hospital inpatient unit are in the top 10% of all ranked programs nationwide.

Local Access to Advanced Care
The Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team brings specialists with advanced skills and experience to your area. This gives you and your doctor a more convenient opportunity to consult with top cardiology specialists and sub-specialists. But convenience is only one factor. Bringing comprehensive heart care closer to where you live can also lead to detecting and treating problems earlier - when treatments can be more effective.

You may schedule an appointment to consult with a Marshfield Clinic heart care specialist at any of these central and northern Wisconsin locations:

  • Black River Falls - Krohn Clinic
  • Eagle River - Ministry Health Care's Eagle River Memorial Hospital
  • Marshfield - Marshfield Clinic Marshfield Center
  • Merrill - Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center
  • Minocqua - Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center
  • Rhinelander - Ministry Health Care's Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Stevens Point - Ministry Health Care's Saint Michael's Hospital
  • Tomahawk - Ministry Health Care's Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Wausau - Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center
  • Weston - Marshfield Clinic Weston Center
  • Wisconsin Rapids - Riverview Hospital
  • Wittenberg - Marshfield Clinic Wittenberg Center
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