Regional Partnerships Benefit Patients and Community“Regional partnerships create value for us, our partners and the communities we serve.” said Peter Pruessing, senior vice president, External Affairs and Strategic Development for Froedtert & Community Health.
Froedtert Hospital’s relationship with the Medical College ofWisconsin forms a key partnership foundation. Medical College physicians serve all patients at Froedtert and bring their expertise to others throughout the state. Some of our regional partners are also affiliated with Froedtert & Community Health, the regional hospital system formed in 2001 by Froedtert and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.
Current PartnershipsUnited Hospital System, Kenosha
Froedtert & the Medical College provide services such as cancer, neurosciences, subspecialty surgery and trauma for patients of St. Catherine’s Hospital and Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center. Medical College physicians also provide on-site radiation oncology and endocrinology services.
Agnesian Healthcare operates St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Waupun Memorial Hospital in Waupun and several regional clinics. In 2004, Froedtert & the Medical College partnered with Agnesian to ensure continuity of care for patients moving between the Agnesian system and Froedtert & the Medical College. “We help recruit specialists and share expertise in heart and vascular disease, stroke, stroke rehabilitation and cancer services,” Pruessing said.
ThedaCare, Fox River Valley
ThedaCare is a community-owned health system consisting of Appleton Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah and other services. “This partnership provides access to the highest levels of care at Froedtert & theMedical College, such as blood and marrow transplant or specialized cancer surgery,” Pruessing said.
To improve care of critically ill patients and reduce rising healthcare costs, Froedtert & Community Health partners with ThedaCare and Bellin Health to provide virtual intensive care unit services. Board-certified intensivists and critical care nurses remotely monitor ICU patients at five hospitals 24 hours a day, adding an extra layer of protection.
Source: Froedtert Today
Date: October 2007