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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Brand Extended to Community Hospitals, Health Centers

Milwaukee, Wis. — Beginning in August, Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will rebrand their affiliated hospitals, health centers and services as “Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin” to underscore the academic-community clinical partnership of the two independent organizations.

The health system’s three hospital locations will be rebranded as campuses under the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin brand.

  • Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls will be branded Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital campus.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend will be branded Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital campus.
  • Froedtert Hospital will be branded Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital campus.

“Extending the Froedtert & the Medical College brand to all of our clinical service sites is a logical next step in the continuing collaboration between our two organizations,” said Catherine Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. “Uniting our hospitals, health centers and physicians under one brand is simpler for consumers, conveys a consistent standard of care, and better reflects our goal to provide superior value by aligning health care delivery across the region.”

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s president and CEO, said, “This rebranding reflects the correlation of our organizations’ clinical and financial activities and shared commitments to both academic and community medicine.”

On July 1, Froedtert Health and MCW launched a joint clinical practice group to serve patients at both organizations’ community health centers and clinics. The group, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians, includes more than 250 physicians who provide primary and specialty care at more than 30 locations throughout metropolitan Milwaukee. In fiscal 2012, patient visits to these health centers exceeded 710,000.

The clinical rebranding is effective immediately, and building signs, printed matter and other materials will be replaced over time.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health care network is made up of Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics. Joining the capabilities of an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College deliver highly coordinated, cost-effective health care to residents of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. In fiscal 2012, combined adult patient admissions for the three hospitals were approximately 40,000. For more information, visit froedtert.com.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs. A major national research center, it is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In fiscal 2011-12, MCW faculty received more than $166 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which more than $152 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 425,000 patients annually.