Nationally Ranked Care

In more specialty areas than any other hospital in Green Bay

Established in 2001, Aurora BayCare has quickly become recognized as one of the top hospitals in Wisconsin. We are proud of our awards, but we are even more proud of the quality care we deliver to you and your family. Each recognition is a nod to our caregivers, physicians, and researchers committed to delivering innovative, leading-edge treatment to every individual who walks through our doors.

Overall Quality
Truven Health Analytics™ named Aurora BayCare Medical Center among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® in 2016, marking the second time Aurora BayCare received the recognition (also received in 2015). This study identifies hospitals that achieve lower mortality rates, fewer complications, shorter patient stays and reduced readmission rates.

The Joint Commission recognized Aurora BayCare among its Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ for three years in a row.  To receive this recognition, Aurora BayCare met a performance standard of 95% or better for specific measures in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, and surgical care. The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. Nationally, only 33% of eligible hospitals were recognized by the Joint Commission in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Best Hospital
U.S. News & World Report
has named Aurora BayCare Medical Center as a Best Regional Hospital as part of its 2016-2017 Best Regional Hospital recognition. This is the fifth year that AuroraBayCare has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital. In addition to receiving the Best Regional hospital recognition, Aurora BayCare has ranked high performing in orthopedics, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. 

Cardiology
Aurora BayCare was the only hospital in Wisconsin to earn the 2015 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award, part of the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals national benchmark series. This was the third time Aurora BayCare was selected for the honor. Aurora BayCare also received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients from 2012-2015. To receive this recognition, Aurora BayCare met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures for eight consecutive quarters. Nationally, only 319 hospitals were recognized in 2015.

Heart & Stroke Care
Aurora BayCare Medical Center has received five Get With The Guidelines Awards from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, for implementing a higher standard of care.  The awards include AFIB Silver and Mission: Lifeline Gold, awarded in 2016, and Gold + in Stroke, Gold + in Heart Failure, and Mission: Lifeline Silver in Heart Attack, awarded in 2015. 

Stroke Care
Aurora BayCare is a Primary Stroke Center and is state-recognized as a Coverdell Stroke Care Partner for superior leaps toward stroke education and care improvement, awarded in 2016.

Severe Heart Attacks
In 2013, Aurora BayCare Medical Center was the first hospital in Wisconsin to receive the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. Aurora BayCare has received the bronze recognition in 2012 and 2014 and silver recognition in 2015 for implementing a higher standard of STEMI care.


Cancer Care
Aurora BayCare Medical Center received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Aurora BayCare was the only hospital in Green Bay to also earn this award in 2011.

Other Recognitions and Designations

  • Emergency Center of Excellence
  • OptumHealth Center of Excellence for Reproductive Resource Services - Aurora Fertility Services
  • University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation Award of Hope, received in 2014 and 2015
  • March of Dimes Elective Delivery Bundle, 2015
  • COEMIG™ (AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology™), 2015
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    A Local Favorite
    Aurora BayCare consistently wins top honors in Green Bay Press-Gazette's “Best of the Bay” readers choice poll.  In 2014, Aurora Health Care, Aurora BayCare Medical Center and BayCare Clinic received these honors:

    Winner Categories

  • Best Lasik Facility – BayCare’s Green Bay Eye Clinic
  • Best OB/GYN - The Women's Center at Aurora BayCare Medical Center

  • Finalist Categories
  • Best Hospital - Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best Eye Care Facility – BayCare's Green Bay Eye Clinic
  • Best Rehab Facility – Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best Pediatrician - Aurora Health Care
  • Best Sports Medicine - Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine
  • Best Surgical Group – Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best Plastic Surgery Facility - Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best Podiatrist - BayCare Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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