Metro Milwaukee Hospitals
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 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
The regional medical center isn’t the only place offering advanced medical care, however.
- Advocate Aurora Health's 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.
Five integrated health systems serve the Milwaukee area:
Advocate Aurora Health
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 16 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
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
Children’s Wisconsin is dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. It includes the main hospital, which is located at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. 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. Other 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; Children’s Community Health Plan; Children’s 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 network consists of Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Froedtert West Bend Hospital, Froedtert Kenosha Hospital, Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and the Froedtert Health Medical Group with nearly 2,000 physicians who are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty or members of affiliated physician groups. The health system provides comprehensive health care, from primary care and community clinics to hospital settings with a complete range of specialties.
Address: 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa; Telephone: (414) 805-3666; Website: www.froedtert.com
ProHealth Care is an integrated health care system serving Waukesha County and surrounding communities. With a network of more than 900 physicians, the system’s services include cancer, heart and vascular care (in partnership with UW Health), and orthopedics (in partnership with Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin). The system includes a tertiary care hospital, an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital and 13 primary care clinics. ProHealth Care also offers home care services, a residential hospice, a fitness center and three senior living facilities.
Address: N17 W24100 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha; Telephone: (262) 928-1000; Website: www.prohealthcare.org
For locations of hospitals throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area, please see the map on page 88 of the digital or printed edition.