ThedaCare is a community health system that provides a wide range of health services to residents of nine central Wisconsin counties. It consists of five hospitals, including Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca; more than 20 physician locations; and community health and wellness programs. The hospitals provide primary and acute care and offer many specialized diagnostic and medical services, including behavioral health care and women's and children's services. ThedaCare also operates long-term care and assisted living facilities and provides occupational health and emergency transport services.
ThedaCare has expanded through acquisitions. In 2010 the company acquired Appleton Cardiology Associates, a group practice organization. At the beginning of the next year, the system acquired nearby Shawano Medical Center (SMC). The facility is a 25-bed critical access facility that also operates several outpatient facilities and a hospice organization. Also in 2011 the two health systems announced plans to build a replacement hospital in Shawano as part of the deal; the new facility could open as soon as 2013. ThedaCare hopes the combination of SMC and ThedaCare will attract more health professionals to the community. – less