Group Health Cooperative-SCW: Recognized for two high standards of quality and innovation

Contact: Della Copp, GHC-SCW Marketing Manager, [email protected],(608) 279-6491

MADISON, WI – Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for having the highest ranking in quality among all managed health care organizations in Wisconsin and the 7th ranking in the U.S. GHC-SCW is the only Dane County, WI health plan listed in the Top 40. This ranking is based on a voluntary review of how health plans ensure that its members are receiving high quality care and services.

2011 marks the sixth consecutive year that GHC-SCW was listed among the nation’s top 10 health plans, as well as the sixth consecutive year listed as Wisconsin’s top health plan. This 2011 national ranking reflects the strong commitment GHC-SCW has to continuous high quality health care.

“While the health care world continues to change almost daily, GHC-SCW and its 65,000+ members value the things that stay the same: quality and superb care and impeccable service,” said GHC-SCW Executive Director, Larry Zanoni, “Our team works hard to maintain the kind of consistency that NCQA recognized today.”

This NCQA recognition comes on the heels of another prestigious honor. GHC-SCW has also just been listed in the top 100 of the InformationWeek 500, a prestigious list of companies showing innovations in IT. InformationWeek ranked GHC-SCW 43rd, up from 52nd in 2010, in the Top 500 Companies Worldwide at their annual awards ceremony held September 13th in Monarch Beach, California. This places GHC-SCW as the only Dane County, WI health plan in the Top 100 and marks the second year that GHC-SCW has made the top 100 list.

“This award is a continuing validation of the commitment to innovation as GHC-SCW strives to serve our members in all aspects of care,” said GHC-SCW Information Services Director Galen Metz. “It’s a real honor for us to be recognized among elite technology innovators like FedEx, JP Morgan and The Associated Press from around the world.”

Established in 1976, GHC-SCW is a non-profit health care provider headquartered in Madison, WI. GHC-SCW serves more than 65,000 members in Dane County and South Central Wisconsin. GHC-SCW has five clinic locations in Madison, Fitchburg and DeForest and contracts with UW Family Practice clinics, UW Health clinics, Access Community Health Center Clinics, UW Hospital, St. Mary’s, Meriter and Stoughton Hospitals for specialty and inpatient care.