Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital and ThedaCare have long collaborated to improve the health of the communities we serve. “Rural Healthcare is a unique specialty and Wild Rose has a talented team,” said Dawn Shuman, WRCMH CEO. “Affiliating with ThedaCare strengthens both organizations and ensures that patients move seamlessly from primary to tertiary care.”
Big Events for WRCMH in 2014
Last summer, ThedaCare integrated Epic electronic medical records (EMR) at WRCMH to help our organizations communicate effectively and provide the best care possible. Doctors are now more connected to their patients, as they use EMR to share notes with specialists, review clinical benchmarks and research best practices.
“If I order an X-ray or a test and then my patients sees a specialist elsewhere, the doctor can just look at those results and not duplicate what was already done,” said Chad Voskuil, MD, family physician at WRCMH. “It all results in giving patients better care.”
WRCMH also started a unique physician rotation, developed by Shuman in 2006, that gives providers a better balance of personal and professional life. The rotation provides the opportunity for doctors to work in clinics and the emergency room without the demands of being on call.
“To be able to build relationships with my patients and follow up with them as needed without the burden of being on call, allows me to enjoy life outside of medicine as well,” said Michael Staudinger, MD, family physician at WRCMH.
The 411 on Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital
- Established in 1941
- Located northwest of Berlin and southwest of Waupaca in Waushara County
- Includes four Waushara Family Physicians clinics in Wild Rose, Wautoma, Coloma and Plainfield
- Employs about 160 people – ThedaCare now has seven hospitals, 35 clinics and 6,800 employees
- Has the only elevator in the Wild Rose community