Bellin Health Escanaba Earns WCHQ Top Quality Honors

Recognized for high performance managing hypertension

MADISON — The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has recognized Bellin Health Escanaba as a top performing clinic based on its management of hypertension.

The honor acknowledges the clinic team’s outstanding efforts in managing blood pressure in the hypertension patient population by hard-wiring interventions into their work. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can lead to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure or kidney disease.

Gabrielle Rude, Ph.D., incoming WCHQ president/CEO and director of practice transformation, will present the award today to Bellin Escanaba team facilitator Ashley Young, who will accept on behalf of her clinic.

WCHQ annually honors a select number of member organizations for superior clinical performance and patient outcomes. 

“The high level of performance that Bellin Health Escanaba has achieved and sustained means they are committed to providing the best care possible, every time, to every patient,” said WCHQ President/CEO Chris Queram. “The work that they are doing to attain that level of accomplishment is a testament to their dedication to helping the people in their community live longer, more productive and healthier lives. We are very pleased to honor their commitment and performance.”

WCHQ is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve the quality and affordability of healthcare through collaboration, sharing best practices and publicly reporting information health care organizations can use to benchmark and compare their performance. WCHQ’s membership includes Wisconsin’s integrated health systems, hospitals, medical and dental clinics and independent physician groups. Visit for more information.