Wild Rose/Wautoma Community Conversation hosted by ThedaCare CEO’s and physicians

On Dec. 2, ThedaCare met with business and community leaders at the 2015 Wild Rose/Wautoma Community Conversation to discuss changes in health care. 

The event was held the Wautoma World War II Memorial Building, Wautoma, to provide ThedaCare leaders to share information about the past year, look ahead to coming changes, listen to concerns, and take questions. 

The theme for this year’s ThedaCare Community Conversations, scheduled into December at seven different sites across northeast Wisconsin, is “It’s About Time.” The theme refers to the health care network’s newly launched branding effort; the organization’s commitment to trauma response in rural areas; the new ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center; and the time dedicated by ThedaCare staff to improving health outside the walls of traditional clinics and hospitals.

The luncheon event was emceed by Dr. Dean Gruner, ThedaCare president and CEO, and featured remarks by Dawn Shuman, CEO of Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital; Dr. Chad Voskuil, MD, emergency physician at Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital and family physician at Waushara Family Physicians-Plainfield; and Dr. Matthias Weiss, MD, PhD, of ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center. 

“The focus on time refers to a coordinated system. ThedaCare has health care professionals in the field, in the hospital, and in the area’s only Level II Trauma Center,” said Dr. Gruner. 

This year ThedaCare implemented a branding effort that involved re-naming some hospitals with the ThedaCare moniker. The name of Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital will be changed to ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose in 2016. 

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