Three health systems are joining forces for childcare


GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WBAY) – Three health systems in Wisconsin are working together to provide greater access to childcare in northeast Wisconsin.

Children’s Wisconsin, ThedaCare and Bellin Health announced a joint pediatric venture Thursday afternoon. The partnership brings new pediatric services and specialists to Northeast Wisconsin. This is in addition to building a new facility in Appleton.

The partnership means fewer young patients will have to travel to Milwaukee when they need higher levels of care.

“If you add the travel time. and when you add the missed work and missed school and the missed opportunities to have a normal family meal. I think that’s quite a profound influence that we can have, ”said Dr. Matthew Buelow of Children’s Wisconsin.

All three healthcare providers are now sharing resources between their hospitals and clinics stretching from Milwaukee to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, expanding access to patient care.

“The partnership allows clinicians to get to know each other,” said Chris Woleske, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bellin Health.

“The possibility of a smooth supply. The ability to be simple, ”said Dr. Imran Andrabi, President and Chief Executive Officer of ThedaCare.

For example, health systems can better care for young children with long-term chronic illnesses near where they live.

As we first reported in October, Children’s Wisconsin plans to build a clinic in Appleton more than 50,000 square meters.

“It makes sense for us to provide better access for the children who live in Brown County, north of Brown County. We know transportation can be challenging, ”said Peggy Troy, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Wisconsin.

The state-of-the-art clinic will be able to handle up to 70,000 visits a year.

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