SSM Health joins Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network

Freeman Staff

March 10, 2015

BROOKFIELD —SSM Health, a network of hospitals and clinics, has joined Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, a clinically integrated network of major Wisconsin health systems and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

SSM Health provides comprehensive health care services across an 18-county area of southcentral Wisconsin at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital, and St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. It also owns Dean Clinic and Dean Health Plan in Wisconsin.

The addition of SSM Health to IHN will significantly expand the geographic coverage for Integrated Health Network into southcentral Wisconsin and increase the organization to 45 hospitals, 555 clinics and more than 5,700 physicians and participating providers, according to Tuesday’s announcement.

“The scope of SSM Health, its hospitals and clinics, and their substantial experience in managing large patient populations through ownership of Dean Health Plan are significant, and we are eager to determine how to best leverage that to improve quality and control costs,” said Kurt Janavitz, chief executive officer of Integrated Health Network, in a statement.

IHN offers members a data and care management infrastructure that helps them to provide high quality, efficient and more affordable health care.