Metro Milwaukee Hospitals

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

  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, a 306-bed, acute-care hospital that is consistently ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation;
  • Froedtert Hospital, which operates the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin, one of the nation’s largest private medical schools and a major research institution
  • The BloodCenter of Wisconsin, which operates an internationally recognized blood research center
  • The Curative Care Network, which is one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the country

The regional medical center isn’t the only place offering advanced medical care, however.

  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee is the largest hospital in the state and is nationally recognized for quality and efficiency.
  • Ascension Health, which operates Columbia St. Mary's Health System and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, is one of the largest and most respected health care systems in the nation.

Area Health Systems

As is true in most regions of the country, 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. Five integrated health systems serve the Milwaukee area: Aurora Health Care, Ascension Health, which includes the Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare systems in southeastern Wisconsin; Froedtert Health, ProHealth Care and Children’s Health System.

Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health care organization created in 1984, has become a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora has sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, including 15 hospitals, more than 155 clinics and 70 pharmacies. More than 3,300 physicians are affiliated with Aurora, including more than 900 in the Aurora Medical Group and 280 with Aurora Advanced Healthcare. Aurora offers home care and hospice services through Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin; family and social services through Aurora Family Service and Village Adult Services; and behavioral health through Aurora Behavioral Health Services. Aurora also offers treatment for common medical conditions at Aurora 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:

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 leading 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; 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) 266-82000; Website:

Columbia St. Mary’s (Ascension Health)

Columbia St. Mary’s provides a full range of health and wellness services for individuals and families in southeastern Wisconsin. Columbia St. Mary’s includes four hospitals: Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute, the Women’s Hospital and a partnership with the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. It operates 62 primary care clinics, the Columbia College of Nursing, and is affiliated with Madison Medical Affiliates. Columbia St. Mary’s is part of Ascension Health. Address: 2301 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee;  Telephone: (414) 291-1000; Website:

Froedtert Health

Froedtert Health consists of Froedtert Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and the Froedtert Medical Group with more than 2,100 physicians who are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty or members of affiliated physician groups. Froedtert Health provides comprehensive health care, from primary care hospital settings and community clinics with a 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; Telephone: (800) 272-3666; Website:

ProHealth Care

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. The system includes a tertiary care hospital, an acute-care hospital and a freestanding rehabilitation hospital, as well as 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 three senior living facilities. Address: N17 W24100 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha; Telephone: (262) 928-1000; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (Ascension Health)

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare serves southeastern Wisconsin through eight hospital sites, 50 Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group physician offices and other health care providers. The system also includes three transitional and extended-care facilities, home health and hospice, and outpatient centers. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is a part of Ascension Health. Address: 400 W. River Woods Pkwy., Milwaukee; Telephone: (888) 994-3286; Website:

Hospital Listings by County

The Milwaukee area is served by more than two dozen hospitals, most of which are affiliated with integrated health systems.  Following is a listing of the hospitals:

Downtown Milwaukee

Aurora Sinai Medical Center (Aurora Health Care): 945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee; Available Beds: 183; Year founded: 1863; Telephone: (414) 219-2000; Website:

Milwaukee County/West

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Children's Hospital and Health System): 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa; Available Beds: 296; Year founded: 1894; Telephone: (414) 266-2000; Website:

Froedtert Hospital (Froedtert Health): 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa; Available Beds: 500; Year founded: 1980; Telephone: (414) 805-3666; Website:

Aurora West Allis Medical Center (Aurora Health Care): 8901 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis; Available Beds: 197; Year founded: 1961; Telephone: (414) 328-6000; Website:

Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center: 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee; Available Beds: 168 (acute care); Year founded: 1867; Telephone: (414) 384-2000 or (888)469-6614; Website:

Milwaukee County/South

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (Aurora Health Care): 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee; Available Beds: 720; Year founded: 1903; Telephone: (414) 649-6000; Website:

Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore (Aurora Health Care): 5900 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy; Available Beds: 98; Year founded: 1958; Telephone: (414) 489-9000; Website:

Kindred Hospital – Milwaukee: 5017 S. 110th St., Greenfield; Available Beds: 56; Year founded: 1994; Telephone: (414) 427-8282; Website:

Midwest Specialty Orthopedic Hospital (Ascension Healthcare): 10101 S. 27th St., Franklin; Available Beds: 16; Year founded: 2009; Telephone: (414) 817-5800; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin (Ascension Healthcare): 10101 S. 27th St., Franklin; Available Beds: 42; Year founded: 2008; Telephone: (414) 325-4700; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis (Ascension Healthcare): 3237 S. 16th St., Milwaukee; Available Beds: 260; Year founded: 1956; Telephone: (414) 647-5000; Website:

Milwaukee County/North

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee (Columbia St. Mary’s): 2301 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee; Available Beds: 411; Year founded: 1848; Telephone: (414) 291-1000; Website:

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin: 475 W. River Woods Pkwy., Glendale; Available Beds: 30; Year founded: 2001; Telephone: (414) 961-6800; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus (Ascension Healthcare): 5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee; Available Beds: 538; Year founded: 1879; Telephone: (414) 447-2000; Website:

Waukesha County

Aurora Medical Center in Summit (Aurora Health Care): 36500 Aurora Dr., Summit; Available Beds: 65; Year founded: 2010; Telephone: (262) 434-5000; Website:

Community Memorial Hospital (Froedtert Health): W180 N8085 Town Hall Rd., Menomonee Falls; Available Beds: 202; Year founded: 1964; Telephone: (262) 251-1000; Website:

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital (ProHealth Care): 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc; Available Beds: 76; Year founded: 1954; Telephone: (262) 569-9400; Website:

Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin (ProHealth Care/a partnership venture): 1625 Coldwater Creek Dr., Waukesha; Available Beds: 40; Year founded: 2008; Telephone: (262) 521-8800; Website:

Waukesha Memorial Hospital (ProHealth Care): 725 American Ave., Waukesha; Available Beds: 295; Year founded: 1914; Telephone: (262) 928-1000; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial Campus (Ascension Healthcare): 19333 W. North Ave., Brookfield; Available Beds: 166; Year founded: 1969; Telephone: (262) 785-2000; Website:

Ozaukee County

Aurora Medical Center in Grafton (Aurora Health Care): 975 N. Port Washington Rd., Grafton; Available Beds: 74; Year founded: 2010; Telephone: (262) 329-1000; Website:

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee (Columbia St. Mary’s): 13111 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon; Available Beds: 182; Year founded: 1985; Telephone: (262) 243-7300; Website:

Washington County

Aurora Medical Center in Hartford (Aurora Health Care): 1032 E. Sumner St., Hartford; Available Beds: 45; Year founded: 1916; Telephone: (262) 673-2300; Website:

St. Joseph’s Community Hospital (Froedtert Health): 3200 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Bend; Available Beds: 70; Year founded: 1930; Telephone: (262) 334-5533; Website:

Racine County

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington (Aurora Health Care): 252 McHenry St., Burlington; Available Beds: 65; Year founded: 1924; Telephone: (262) 767-6000; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints (Ascension Healthcare): 1320 Wisconsin Ave., Racine; Available Beds: 239; Year founded: 1876; Telephone: (262) 687-4011; Website:

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints (Ascension Healthcare): 3801 Spring St., Racine; Available Beds: 314; Year founded: 1882; Telephone: (262) 687-4011; Website:

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