Froedtert Health and United Hospital System announces expanded partnership

Daily News Staff

Oct. 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Froedtert Health has completed a previously announced agreement to expand its relationship with United Hospital System, which operates hospital campuses in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie. Terms were not disclosed.

Effective Saturday, United Hospital System will change its legal name to Froedtert South and will provide health care services under the brand name of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, according to Friday’s announcement.

As part of the agreement, Froedtert South will adopt Froedtert & MCW’s care quality protocols and best practices. The two organizations also will share an electronic health record system, effective next fall.

As Froedtert South, the former United will continue to operate as a locally led organization, retain its current health system departments and administrative services, medical group leadership and credentialing.

“This expansion is a natural progression of the longtime relationship between our two health care organizations,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. “We are looking forward to working more closely and deepening our affiliation to enhance care quality, coordination and better serve patients.”

A phased approach to rebranding will begin this month, with exterior hospital and clinic signs changing to the Froedtert & MCW brand, including at the Kenosha Medical Center and St. Catherine’s Medical Center campuses.