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 2018-2019 Best Regional Hospital recognition. This is the six 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 hip replacement, knee replacement, heart bypass surgery and lung cancer surgery.

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 the first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Northeast Wisconsin, certifying that we are equipped to treat the most complex stroke cases.

We have also received a Get With The Guidelines Award from the American Stroke Association for implementing a higher standard of care. In 2016, we were recognized with the Gold Plus & Honor Roll Elite Plus status.

Heart Care

Aurora BayCare 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 2012-2017. To receive this recognition, Aurora BayCare met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures for eight consecutive quarters. Nationally, only 193 hospitals earned platinum status in 2017.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center has also received four Get With The Guidelines Awards from the American Heart Association for implementing a higher standard of care. The awards include:

  • Heart Failure, Gold Plus, 2017
  • Atrial Fibrillation, Gold, 2017 (first in Wisconsin)
  • Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center, Gold Plus, 2017
  • Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI, Bronze, 2017

Spine Care

Aurora BayCare is the region’s first and only Certified Spine Surgery Program. This certification recognizes excellence in spine surgery and marks us as one of the leading providers in the state.

Other Recognitions and Designations

  • Center of Excellence for Mammography, by American College of Radiology
  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology, by Surgical Review Corporation
  • Center of Excellence for Reproductive Resource Services - Aurora Fertility Services, by OptumHealth
  • Excellence in Tissue Donation by University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation

A Local Favorite

Aurora BayCare consistently wins top honors in Green Bay Press-Gazette's "Best of the Bay" readers choice poll. In 2018, Aurora Health Care, Aurora BayCare Medical Center and BayCare Clinic received these honors:

Finalist Categories

  • Best Hospital – Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best LASIK Facility – BayCare's Green Bay Eye Clinic
  • Best Home Medical Equipment – Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best OB/GYN - The Women's Center at Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best Podiatry Facility - Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Best Sports Medicine - Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine
  • Best Surgical Group – Aurora BayCare Medical Center