ProHealth Care joins six others in statewide health care partnership

Freeman Staff

Oct. 1, 2014

WAUKESHA - ProHealth Care is joining a statewide health care network that will include Aspirus, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Health, Gundersen Health System, ThedaCare and UW Health.

According to a press release from ProHealth, the members will have the same electronic health record platforms, and will offer patients access to 47 hospitals and over 6,000 physicians.

ProHealth Care is joining the state’s most comprehensive network of health care providers that collectively provide access to care for about 90 percent of Wisconsin’s population, according to the release. The network also serves patients in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

Collectively, the participating organizations rank three percentage points higher than peer Wisconsin health care organizations on quality measures, and nine points more efficient, according to BSG Analytics, a Wisconsin health care consulting and data analytics company that works with employers, payers and health systems.

 ProHealth Care CEO Susan Edwards said in the release that she’s excited to join the partnership.

“Our promise to our patients and the communities we serve is to deliver the best care possible. In this partnership we have found a group of like-minded health systems, who are also committed to improving health care for everyone,” Edwards said. “We are excited because we know that when health care quality and efficiency improve, our patients win.”