Froedtert Hospital, Medical College of Wisconsin

Metro Milwaukee Hospitals

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 Wisconsin, which is consistently ranked one of the best children's hospitals in the nation
  • Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin, 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
  • Versiti Wisconsin, Inc., which operates an internationally recognized blood research center
  • Curative Care Network, which is one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the country

Other significant health care offerings include:

  • Advocate Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee is the largest hospital in the state and is nationally recognized for quality and efficiency
  • Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee, which houses the region's advanced burn center
  • ProHealth Care and UW Health which have partnered to operate the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Pewaukee.

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 in a coordinated manner.

There are five integrated health systems that serve southeastern Wisconsin:

Aurora Health Care 

Aurora Health Care is the largest health system in Wisconsin and a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care. The state’s largest private employer, the system serves patients across 17 hospitals, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 150 sites of care. Aurora Health Care, in addition to Advocate Health Care in Illinois and Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, is now part of Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit, integrated health system in the United States.
Address: 750 W. Virginia St., Milwaukee

Phone: (414) 647-3033


Ascension Health

In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 17 hospital campuses, more than 100 related healthcare facilities and employs more than 1,100 primary and specialty care clinicians from Racine to Appleton. Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 139 hospitals in 19 states.
Address: 400 W. River Woods Pkwy., Milwaukee

Phone: (414) 465-3000


Children's Wisconsin

Children’s Wisconsin is 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. In addition to its main hospital in Wauwatosa, Children’s affiliates include Children’s Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Neenah; several primary care clinics; Children’s Specialty Group, a physician group practice jointly owned by Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin; Chorus Community Health Plan; Children’s Wisconsin Research Institute; and Children’s Wisconsin Community Services.

Address: 8915 W. Connell Ct., Milwaukee

Phone: (414) 266-2000


Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin. It operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center and is a training and research center engaged in clinical trials and studies. Its network includes 10 hospitals, nearly 2,100 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics.

Address: 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa

Phone: (414) 805-3666


ProHealth Care

ProHealth Care is an integrated health care system serving Waukesha County. It employs more than 5,100 people and offers a network of more than 800 physicians. It includes four hospitals, 15 clinics, urgent care centers, surgery centers, hospice care and other services.    
Address: N17 W24100 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha

Phone: (262) 928-2745



For locations of hospitals throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area, please see the map on page 89 of the digital or printed edition.

A Leader in Research & Medical Education

The Milwaukee Region is a leader in medical research and education. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), which has locations in the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, is a private medical school, pharmacy school and major national research center that offers graduate degrees in medical, pharmacy and biomedical sciences. Nearly 1,800 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 5.1 million patient visits annually. With a history dating back to 1893, MCW is the largest research institution in the metro area and second largest in Wisconsin.

MCW faculty direct or collaborate on nearly 3,700 research studies annually, including more than 970 clinical trials. In the last ten years, faculty members received more than $1.82 billion in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. Its Office of Technology Development oversees patenting, marketing and licensing of new medical technologies, and its Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a collaboration with the Milwaukee School of Engineering and other schools to solve medical engineering challenges. The Medical College also collaborates with Marquette University to provide education and research in biomedical engineering, orthopedic rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation. Marquette also serves as the region’s dental school.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) also plays a crucial role in medical research and education. Its UWM Partners for Health is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the university’s College of Health Professions and Sciences and its Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health. It conducts innovative research in multiple areas, such as biosciences and aging, and seeks ways to improve the lives of people with physical and mental health issues. UWM has the state’s largest nursing program, and U.S. News & World Report ranks its bachelor of science in nursing program 39th in the nation, its doctor of nursing program 95th, and its master’s program 96th. UWM also awards graduate degrees in public health, health care administration and informatics, and it’s home to Wisconsin’s only nationally accredited school of public health.

The Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and its affiliate, the Blood Research Institute, play major roles in research regarding immunobiology, transfusion medicine and stem-cell biology. Its Glycomics Center focuses on the structures of complex carbohydrates and played an integral role in the creation of the National Marrow Donor Program.

Area Health Plans

Wisconsin has the most competitive health insurance market in the country, which gives employers a wide range of options from which to choose. Southeastern Wisconsin is served by a variety of national and state health plans. UnitedHealthcare is the region’s largest provider of private-sector health insurance, followed by Anthem. Advocate Aurora Health and Anthem operate a joint venture, the Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company, to offer an innovative approach to health care that focuses on using data and patient engagement to improve the quality and efficiency of care.
Network Health is a provider-owned health plan that is jointly owned by Froedtert Health and Ascension Wisconsin. It provides health insurance throughout southeastern and northeastern Wisconsin.