Employers will typically offer employees health insurance options in the fall in what is known as the “open enrollment period.” If you have health insurance through your employer, this period can set the stage for effectively managing health care options for yourself and your entire family. This is especially true if you’ve experienced certain life events like a growing family or the onset of new health concerns.
Choose Us During Open Enrollment
During this open enrollment period, ask your employer to offer insurance options that include the Froedtert & MCW health network so you can experience exceptional care enhanced by the latest medical innovation and scientific discoveries. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin facilities accept most insurance plans. Please review a list of the insurance companies and plans that work with us.
When it comes to understanding the providers in your health plan, we think it’s important that you consider the advantages of a health network that includes an academic medical center like the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Here are just a few reasons:
1. The only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin.
Academic medical centers are partnerships between medical schools and their affiliated hospitals and clinics. Innovation, research and discovery are the hallmarks of academic medicine, translating new discoveries and advances in medicine to benefit the patient. There are fewer than 120 academic medical centers in the U.S. The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school, and is the second largest research institution in the state.
The physicians and advanced practice providers at Froedtert Hospital are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty members and researchers – many of whom are internationally renowned leaders in their fields. They work together in specialized teams across the Froedtert & MCW health network to offer the highest level of expertise and advanced care – from primary care for routine health needs such as colds and flu to the most complex health needs such as cancer or cardiovascular disease treatments. In addition, these same providers are responsible for many scientific discoveries that include new ways to prevent, detect and treat disease.
2. The only Level I Trauma Center in eastern Wisconsin.
As a “Level I” trauma center, Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital meets strict national standards for expertise and facilities. The Froedtert & MCW Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital provides life-saving care for the most serious injuries 24/7, delivered by teams with the highest level of training and experience.
3. Convenient community care.
The Froedtert & MCW health network includes Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and more than 25 primary care and specialty care locations across southeast Wisconsin. All patients who receive care in our network will experience continuity of care via our many physicians who are connected across all care facilities.
We’ve extended primary care convenience across our health network with many of our health centers now offering weekend and evening hours and same-day appointments. We also offer same-day orthopaedic care with our Ortho Now clinic as well as care provided by web or phone through our Virtual Clinic .
4. Numerous awards.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and have been recognized for our quality and world-class care through awards that validate the work we do every day.
- All three Froedtert & MCW health network hospitals — Froedtert Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital — received an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2018 report. Leapfrog’s biannual safety ranking evaluates more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide, assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on a hospital’s performance in areas such as infection rates, mortality and errors.
- Becker’s Hospital Review named Froedtert Hospital to its 2017 list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.
- The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum recognized Froedtert & MCW health network as a "most wired hospital" in its 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey.
5. Our doctors and staff.
Our health network includes more than 2,700 physicians and advanced practice providers across three hospitals and more than 25 health centers. An academic medical center attracts physicians with a sustained passion for the delivery and application of new treatments. The concentration of faculty physicians and researchers collaborating in close proximity is a direct contributor to the depth and breadth of services provided to the benefit to the community. More than 400 of our physicians were chosen by their peers for recognition as Best Doctors in America® -- more than any other health network in the state. Our nurses, physician assistants and other clinical staff demonstrate a commitment to our patients that results in numerous awards and national recognition.