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Awards & Achievements

ProHealth Waukesha and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospitals are proud to be designated as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. They also received the American Stroke Association's highest recognition, the Gold Plus award.

ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital has received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award again in 2016. The hospital is the first and only in Wisconsin to receive this honor nine years in a row. Recipients of the award set themselves apart by demonstrating their dedication to creating an extraordinary experience for all the patients they serve. The award is achieved by consistently sustaining an overall rank above the 95th percentile in the Press Ganey patient satisfaction database for three consecutive years.

ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial and Waukesha Memorial hospitals have been designated as Blue Distinction Centers for maternity care and knee and hip replacement by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Also in 2016, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital once again received Blue Distinction status for cardiac care. Research confirms that Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better overall quality for some procedures than non-designated facilities.

ProHealth is recognized  as a Truven Health Analytics' Top Quintile Health System. Truven awarded this destinction for high achievement in clinical performance, efficiency and patient satisfaction.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has bestowed its highest recognition, the Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, to stroke programs at ProHealth Care’s Waukesha Memorial and Oconomowoc Memorial hospitals. The award recognizes ProHealth Care’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines. In 2016, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial received the award for the eighth consecutive year and ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial received the award for the seventh consecutive year.

ProHealth received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification for its outpatient hematology and oncology practices in 2014 and has maintained the certification.

ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial was the first hospital in the region to acheive certification as a Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee replacement by the Joint Commission. ProHealth Care was also the first health system in Wisconsin to achieve certification when ProHealth Waukesha Memorial was recognized in November of 2011. This nationally recognized certification notes a demonstrated commitment to a higher standard of service.

ProHealth earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer in 2014. This is the fourth consecutive time our cancer program has earned the award. Ours is the only program in Wisconsin and one of only 10 programs nationwide to achieve this distinction.

The American College of Surgeons recognizes ProHealth Care's breast health program for achieving the highest level of excellence in breast care and outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.

ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is one of only two Wisconsin hospitals to have earned this award from the award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The award recognizes units that employ evidence-based practices to achieve optimal patient care and demonstrate continuous learning.


The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic has earned recognition as a comprehensive care center by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.