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​Door County Medical Center and Hospital Sisters Health System Begin Partnership

Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced that today marks the beginning of DCMC’s official transition from its affiliation with Ascension |Ministry Health Care to its partnership with HSHS. The new organizational structure, in which HSHS enters into a minority interest affiliation with DCMC, will allow DCMC to continue to operate as a locally led and controlled image desc for 9hospital in partnership with HSHS. DCMC remains a Catholic institution, continuing its mission to provide compassionate health care to all.
The two organizations will work as partners to deliver highimage desc for 13 quality, health care to the residents of Door County and northeast Wisconsin. Prior to the transition, DCMC was part of Ministry Health Care and Ascension.
“This new partnership is an opportunity to continue to provide trusted, expert medical care to our community, while offering increased access to services and providers.  HSHS’ broad presence in our area, including four hospitals and several Prevea health centers, make them an ideal partner for providing coordinated, comprehensive care,” says Gerald Worrick, DCMC’s President and CEO. “The new structure will allow us to retain local control of our hospital, remain responsive to the needs of the community and continue to support partnerships that benefit community health.  Our trusted team of providers and staff will care for patients with the same goals, values and relationships as before. There will be little change to the patient experience, as people will still see the same friendly faces of providers who live and work in our community, and theimage desc for 20 sameimage desc for 21 specialistsimage desc for 22 who have earned the patients’ trust.”
“Weimage desc for 23 are grateful for the partnership we have enjoyed with Ministry Health Care and Ascension, and we welcome this new opportunity. As we continue to evolve and grow in an ever-changing health care landscape, our new relationships with HSHS will benefit our patients and the communities we have been privileged to serve for more than 70 years. We believe this change will only strengthen the quality of care at both DCMC and HSHS,” added Patrick O’Hern, DCMC Board Chair.
DCMC,image desc for 28 in Sturgeon Bay, is aimage desc for 29 25-bed acute-care hospital and outpatient medical center that offers a full range of services and specialties. DCMC medical staff includes more than 175 physicians who offer care at five locations in Door andimage desc for 30 Kewaunee counties.image desc for 31 DCMC and HSHS haveimage desc for 44 a history of working together in areas such as oncology services, lab support, electronic medical records, and specialty physician coverage through Prevea.
“Our partnership with Door County Medical Center allows us to work together to improve the health of our patients and the health of the communities we serve across northeast Wisconsin,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, President and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System. 
“We are proud to partner with Door County Medical Center - a source of trusted, expert health care in the region. This partnership brings together two high-quality, mission-driven health care organizations that will advance services, create efficiencies and strengthen the care for people in the Door County community,” added Therese Pandl, Eastern Wisconsin Division President and CEO.
HSHS has 14 hospitals and more than 200 physician clinic sites in Wisconsin and Illinois. The HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division has four hospitals, including two in Green Bay,image desc for 32 one in Oconto Falls and one in Sheboygan.  HSHS St.image desc for 33 Vincent Hospital inimage desc for 34 Green Bay has centers of excellence for cancer, cardiovascular, orthopedics, women’s care, digestive health, and a dedicated children’simage desc for 35 hospital with the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center,image desc for 36 also in Green Bay, offers a full scope of healthcare services including heart care and women’s health.  Through its partnership with Prevea Health, the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division also includes overimage desc for 37 200 physiciansimage desc for 38 in over 40 health centers thatimage desc for 39 provide easyimage desc for 40 access to primary and specialty care physician services.
Aboutimage desc for 46 Door County Medical Center
image desc for 47Door County Medical Center located inimage desc for 48 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin is a fully accredited, acute-care hospital and outpatient medical center, with 25 licensed beds. Door County Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of the area since 1943.  The hospital offers a full range of services and specialties, a skilled nursing facility for long-term care and rehabilitation services, a rehab services department and several North Shore Medical Clinic locations. image desc for 49More than 175 physicians serve on our medical staff.
Aboutimage desc for 50 Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospitalimage desc for 51 Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 14 Local Systems and more than 200 physician clinic sites in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis isimage desc for 52 the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit

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