National Recognition

UW Health Honors
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, UW Health's Heart and Vascular Care program is frequently lauded as one of the nation's best. The program's recent recognition includes:
UW Hospital Only One in Madison to Land on Thomson’s Top 100 Hospitals List
For the fourth time, UW Hospital and Clinics has been named one of the nation's 100 Top cardiovascular hospitals in the ninth annual benchmarking list compiled by Stamford, Connecticut-based Thomson Healthcare® (formerly Solucient). Read more
heartTop Ranking from University HealthSystem Consortium
According to a 2007 outcomes report by the University HealthSystem Consortium, UW Hospital was ranked first among 70 academic medical centers when comparing observed to expected mortality rates for heart transplantation and ventricular assist implant patients. UW performed 30 cases in the most recent year, with zero deaths reported versus an expected mortality rate of 11%.
Heart transplantation and ventricular assist implants represent the most complex surgical interventions offered by centers treating the sickest heart patients. To be ranked number one among the top 10 performers in the country is an achievement that we take great pride in, and it demonstrates our ongoing dedication to excellence.

UW Hospital and Clinics is the only hospital in Madison performing these advanced life-saving procedures, and one of only three hospitals in Wisconsin to do so. 

The University HealthSystem Consortium uses a complex risk adjustment method to calculate expected mortality, which takes into account the patient’s history and acuity at the time of operation.
UW Hospital Designated a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
In selecting Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association rigorously evaluate each health care facility's structure, processes and care outcomes. Read more 
James Stein, MD, FACC
Cardiologist James Stein, MD, FACC Named in Men's Health Magazine's Top Doctors List
In its special report of "Top Doctors for Men," Men's Health magazine named cardiologist James H. Stein, MD among three UW Health physicians in its first annual list of physicians with the "knowledge, the experience and the tools to maintain and repair the 21st-century man." Read More
Madison Magazine's "Top Doctors" and Best Doctors in America®
We're pleased to have our Heart & Vascular Care physicians named to Madison Magazine's 2006 "Top Doctors" listing and the Best Doctors in America® Database, property of Best Doctors®, Inc. 
Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular HospitalsOne of the Nation's Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals
For the third time, UW Hospital and Clinics has been named one of the nation's 100 Top cardiovascular hospitals in the eighth annual list compiled by Evanston, Ill.-based Solucient®. The annual Solucient award for cardiovascular services objectively measures performance on key criteria at the nation's top performing acute-care hospitals. Read More
UW Hospital's Care For Heart Attack Patients Rated Best in the Nation
University of Wisconsin Hospital was named the institution that provides the safest, fastest heart attack care, according to a recent study of academic medical centers. This "best performance" was recognized by University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) in a bench-marking study on core measures for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), or heart attack care.
UW Hospital achieved the best overall score, outperforming other hospitals in the study on criteria critical to providing optimal care for patients with acute myocardial infarction. Read More 
Good Housekeeping cover
Women's Heart Health Program Named Among "Best of the Best"
Good Housekeeping magazine identified the UW Health Women's Heart Health Program as one of the top cardiac centers for women in the nation in its February 2004 issue. The "best of the best" listing of cardiac centers was selected by a joint research team from Castle Connolly, publisher of America's Top Doctors and Good Housekeeping.
UW Hospital Nurses Receive Heart Hero Awards
Margaret Murray, RN, MSN, clinical nurse specialist and Debra Pluemer, diploma graduate RN, outpatient services nurse, were chosen as recipients of 2004 Heart Hero Awards. The awards recognize excellence in cardiovascular care or research and leadership in advancing the mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) to reduce cardiovascular disease through education and research.