Fort Atkinson, WI- Fort Memorial Hospital has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top
Hospitals® list. This is the first time Fort Memorial Hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the
top performing small community hospitals in the U.S. Fort Memorial Hospital was one of three hospitals
recognized in Wisconsin.
IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,675 short-term, acute care,
non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational
efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best
practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high
“We are proud to receive this recognition for our commitment to providing quality and professional patientcentered health care. This recognition is the result of our employees and staff, whose hard work and dedication has made us a 100 Top Hospital.” said Mike Wallace, President and CEO, Fort HealthCare. “This award reflects the compassionate care in our hospital and clinics. We appreciate the support and partnership of the
communities we serve, and we share this recognition with them.”
This recognition demonstrates Fort HealthCare’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care.
According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM
Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators.
These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-
day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses,
profitability and ratings from patients.
“We are proud of all of the hospitals, health systems and their dedicated clinicians and staff included among the
Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals,” said Irene Dankwa-Mullan, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity
Officer and Deputy Chief Health officer at IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major
teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. They also recognize the importance of contributing to the health of their
communities and we applaud them for their programs that help provide equitable quality care and address
To see the list, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/.
About the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List
The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research
to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their
award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.
About IBM Watson Health
IBM Watson Health is a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry. Supported by the
innovation of IBM and intelligence of Watson, we are committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems.
Through the combination of our deep industry expertise in health, data and analytics, actionable insights, and
reputation for security and trust, Watson Health is working together with its clients and partners to help them
achieve simpler processes, better care insights, faster breakthroughs, and improved experiences for people
around the world. Learn more at ibm.com/watson/health.