Excellence in Health Care
Milwaukee has a respected medical community that includes educational and research facilities; integrated health care systems that coordinate clinic, inpatient and outpatient care; several specialty hospitals and a variety of health care plans ranging from traditional fee-for-service programs to health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, a sprawling campus of hospitals, outpatient clinics, health-related educational facilities and research centers, is located in the center of the metropolitan area. It includes
The regional medical center isn’t the only place offering advanced medical care, however.
Area Health Systems
As is true in many areas, independent hospitals in southeastern Wisconsin have given way to integrated health care systems that bring together hospitals, clinics, physicians and specialty providers such as home health agencies and hospice to provide the whole continuum of health care.
Five integrated health systems serve the Milwaukee area: Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Health, which includes the Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare systems in southeastern Wisconsin; Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, ProHealth Care and Children’s Health System.
Ascension Health in Wisconsin consists of the former Columbia St. Mary’s Health System and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. It includes 12 campus sites in southeastern Wisconsin with locations in Milwaukee, Mequon, Elm Grove, and Racine. It also is co-owner of the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin and the Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, operates the Columbia School of Nursing and is affiliated with Madison Medical Affiliates. It operates more than 70 primary care clinics, the Columbia College of Nursing, and is affiliated with Madison Medical Affiliates. The system also includes four transitional and extended-care facilities, home health and hospice, and outpatient centers. Address: 400 W. River Woods Pkwy., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 465-3000; Website: healthcare.ascension.org
Aurora Health Care
Advocate Aurora Health, a not-for-profit health care organization, is a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Advocate Aurora has sites in more than 90 communities in eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, including 15 hospitals, more than 155 clinics and 70 pharmacies. More than 3,300 physicians are affiliated with Advocate Aurora, including more than 900 in the Advocate Aurora Health Medical Group and 280 with Advocate Aurora Health Advanced Healthcare. Advocate Aurora Health offers home care and hospice services; family and social services; and behavioral health. It also offers treatment for many common medical conditions at Advocate Aurora Health Quick Care sites, which are located in shopping malls and many other public locations. Address: 750 W. Virginia St., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 647-3033; Website: advocateaurorahealth.org
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. It includes the main hospital in Milwaukee, a nationally recognized center for pediatric health care that provides inpatient care (including intensive care services) and outpatient services in more than 70 medical specialties. Other affiliates include Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Neenah; several primary care clinics; Children’s Specialty Group, a physician group practice jointly owned by Children’s Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin; Children’s Community Health Plan; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute; and Children’s Hospital Community Services. Address: 8915 W. Connell Ct., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 266-2000; Website: www.chw.org
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin consists of Froedtert Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and the Froedtert Health Medical Group with more than 2,100 physicians who are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty or members of affiliated physician groups. Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin provides comprehensive health care, from primary care to hospital settings and community clinics with a comprehensive range of medical specialties. Froedtert South, formerly known as United Hospital System, provides services to people residing in Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, western Kenosha County and northern Illinois. Address: 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa Address: 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa; Telephone: (800) 272-3666; Website: www.froedterthealth.org
ProHealth Care is a regional health care system serving Waukesha County and surrounding areas. It employs more than 4,800 people, including 200 physicians. Services include cancer in partnership with UW Health, heart and vascular care in partnership with Indiana University Health and orthopedics in partnership with Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin. ProHealth Care includes a tertiary care hospital, an acute-care hospital, a freestanding rehabilitation hospital, 14 primary care and specialty clinics, and seven urgent care locations. ProHealth Care also offers home care services, a residential hospice, a medically-based fitness center and several senior living facilities. Address: N17 W24100 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha; Telephone: (262) 928-1000; Website: www.prohealthcare.org