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June 8, 2023

Dr. Dirk Steinert Joins ThedaCare as Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory Care

ThedaCare leaders are pleased to announce that Dirk H. Steinert, MD, MBA, will join the organization as Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory Care. In this role, Dr. Steinert will lead the ThedaCare Provider Network employed physician group. As such, he will work to align clinical and operational outcomes to enhance access to care for those living Northeast and Central Wisconsin.

“I feel privileged to join a system that is dedicated to the mission of improving the health and well-being of the communities served,” said Dr. Steinert. “I am committed to a collaborative approach, supporting strong relationships built on mutual trust and understanding. I also stand alongside ThedaCare’s commitment to putting patients and families first, ensuring they are at the center of care.”

After graduating high school, Dr. Steinert spent time in Germany as an exchange student. When he returned to the United States, he attended Lake Forest College to study German and Chemistry. After graduating from college, he spent a year conducting research in immunology and oncology while applying to medical school. He later attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Tulane University in New Orleans. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Certificate in Managing Health Care Delivery from Harvard Business School.

“We look forward to Dr. Steinert’s leadership and experience,” said Mark Cockley, MD, ThedaCare chief clinical officer and president of the ThedaCare Health Network. “Innovative ideas can help improve our process and care delivery, which can lead to a better care experience for our patients, families and communities.”

Prior to joining ThedaCare, Dr. Steinert served as the Medical Director, Quality, Specialty Care with Ascension Medical Group. He held various leadership positions throughout his time with the organization. Dr. Steinert is also a Fellow with the American College of Physician and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

“I am inspired to join the ThedaCare team,” said Dr. Steinert. “And am grateful for my career path and experiences that brought me to where I am today.”

Dr. Steinert will join ThedaCare on July 17, 2023.

About ThedaCare

For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 650,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 providers and team members. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including eight hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their unique, best lives. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts about a patient’s care. ThedaCare is proud to partner with Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network to enhance convenient access to the most advanced levels of specialty care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.

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