A company that operates several area hospitals received state recognition.
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin announced in July it will be given the Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence, the highest level of the Forward Awards, the group said.
Wisconsin Forward Award, a state organization, will honor award recipients at a ceremony and reception sometime this fall, SSM said in a news release.
The health care company was given the award of excellence for demonstrating best practices, "visionary" leadership and a focus on results, according to a Forward Award statement. .
SSM Health Care owns St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison, St. Clare Hospital and St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital.