Aspirus Wausau Hospital

333 Pine Ridge Blvd, Wausau WI, 54401

1-888-392-3365

76% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital has achieved 6 quality award distinctions in the last 12 months.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 1 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

Clinical Quality Awards

Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 5 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 150 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 164 hospital cases and a national average of 411 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 325 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 535 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 525 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1077 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 321 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 54 hospital cases and a national average of 85 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 271 hospital cases and a national average of 157 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 77 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 128 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 190 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 816 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 266 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 226 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 157 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 450 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 75 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 75 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 168 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 84 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 281 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Urogynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 36 hospital cases and a national average of 76 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 1141 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 2558 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 42 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 370 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 400 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 415 hospital cases and a national average of 215 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 646 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 78 hospital cases and a national average of 88 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 416 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 514 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 91 hospital cases and a national average of 115 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 140 hospital cases and a national average of 196 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 100 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 257 hospital cases and a national average of 137 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 74 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

76% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Patient Safety Ratings

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Rated Better Than Expected in 4 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

Rated As Expected in 9 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 0 safety indicators

0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Aspirus Wausau Hospital

333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401
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Parking is available. A free shuttle is available from 7:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Facility Information

The history of Aspirus Wausau Hospital dates back to the days when lumberjacks worked the virgin timberlands of central Wisconsin. In 1886, a physician and his wife opened Wausau's first hospital, a 25-bed "ticket hospital" located at the corner of Second and Scott streets. At a ticket hospital, lumberjacks could receive up to a year's worth of care by purchasing a $10 ticket. It was sort of an 1880s version of today's prepaid health plans. A couple of years later that hospital went out of business. It wasn't until 1892 that another hospital was built, this time at the corner of First and Scott streets. A year later, a larger hospital was built next to the river and was appropriately called Riverside Hospital. In August 1974, the hospital's board of directors approved plans for a new hospital on land donated by Wausau Insurance Cos. Construction of Aspirus Wausau Hospital was completed in 1979. Continued growth, particularly in the area of outpatient surgery, necessitated a 54-bed expansion in 1982. Construction of a three-story outpatient services facility was completed in 1992. From a 25-bed lumberjack hospital to a modern, 321-bed, multi-specialty regional healthcare center, Aspirus Wausau Hospital has remained committed to serving the health care needs of residents of Wausau and a 12-county region of northern and central Wisconsin.

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.