Compassus Wausau Program Recognized for Excellence

Program ranked among top three programs in the country

Wausau Home Health team

Program ranked among top three programs in the country

The Compassus home health program serving Wausau has ranked among the organization’s top three programs in the country and been named a Compassus Program of Distinction for its outstanding performance in 2021. The Wausau program, which serves patients and families in Marathon, Portage, Shawano and Waupaca counties, outperformed its peers in six Pillars of Success categories including regulatory compliance, culture, quality care, service excellence, expanding access to services and fiscal responsibility.


Compassus established its Pillars of Success program to unite the company’s 200 locations across 30 states in a common service vision based on measurable goals driving each program to improve the quality of care for hospice patients.


“The Wausau program continues to distinguish itself by exceeding our quality and leadership standards. They genuinely believe in our mission to advance home health care, and their dedication is visible in the efforts that earned them this recognition,” said Kurt Baumgartel, executive vice president, home-based care. “Every member of the Wausau team makes a meaningful impact on patients and families, and that impact has a ripple effect in the community. I am proud of them for striving to make a positive difference in the lives of patients every day.”


“This recognition is a testament to our program’s leadership and dedicated, hard-working team members,” said Wausau Executive Director Ernst Kibbel. “Our team stands wholeheartedly behind our mission to provide exceptional home-based care, and we are honored to be recognized for our unwavering efforts to support patients’ medical and emotional needs.”


For more information about Compassus, please visit our Wausau location page.