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November 20, 2023

Jennifer Nikolai Joins ThedaCare as Vice President of New Community Hospitals in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh

Will Oversee Operational Activities, Coordination of Care and Health Services

ThedaCare leaders are pleased to announce Jenny Nikolai, MBA, FACHE, PMP, is joining the organization as Vice President supporting health care services at the new community hospital campuses in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh.

“I am incredibly excited to help lead the expansion of convenient access and exceptional high-quality care in the Fond du Lac and Oshkosh communities,” said Nikolai. “This is an opportunity to join an outstanding team committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

In 2022, ThedaCare and Froedtert Health announced plans to create two health campuses that include hospital and outpatient care services in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh to expand convenient access to care for those living in the region. Care will be collectively delivered to patients and coordinated between ThedaCare and the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network providers.

In April 2023, ThedaCare and Froedtert Health signed a letter of intent to come together as one organization to advance local health care for patients and improve health and the delivery of health care in Wisconsin.

Nikolai most recently served as Director of Strategy for Mayo Clinic. With more than 15 years in the health care industry, she has extensive experience in driving the execution of high-risk, high-visible initiatives and joint ventures critical to long-term organizational success.

She also has significant experience with Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin, holding numerous positions with the organization, including Director of Network Operations, Director of Ambulatory Network Operation and Manager of Practice Development.

She received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, is certified by the Project Management Institute and obtained her Six Sigma Green Belt from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Nikolai serves on the program committee and membership committee for the American College of Healthcare Executives-Wisconsin Chapter, and is a member of the board of directors for the United Way of Washington County.

Nikolai begins her new role on November 20, 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.

For more information, visit or follow ThedaCare on social media. Members of the media should call Cassandra Wallace, Public and Media Relations Consultant at 920.442.0328 or the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah switchboard at 920.729.3100 and ask for the marketing person on call.