ThedaCare leaders are pleased to announced the new Vice President of ThedaCare at Work. Joshua Prostek, PharmD, will lead the strategy of ThedaCare At Work, continuing to grow long-term and deep community-employer relationships aligned to creating population health delivery of care.
“I’m inspired by our team members as they continue to be committed to ThedaCare’s vision of reinventing health care and being proactive partners in health,” said Prostek. “I look forward to supporting our partners to help their employees improve their health and wellness.”
ThedaCare At Work offers services that help care for employees of local businesses and organizations by addressing specific health care issues. ThedaCare teams work with employers to design customized plans to create a healthy workplace for employees and provide cost-effective care for their on-the-job needs. Services include wellness programs, onsite health services, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and occupational health needs.
Since joining ThedaCare in 2020, Prostek has served in various leadership roles and is currently the Director of Retail Pharmacy. Under his direction in that role, ThedaCare opened five retail pharmacies, enhanced long-term-care pharmacy operations, tripled the value of the 340B program while creating a dedicated 340B team, and designed employee health plan benefits generating $5 million a year in savings over previous plans. He is passionate about pharmacy, leadership and work culture and is a lifelong learner.
“Joshua has a proven track record of effectively leading complex projects, especially when they involve multiple intricate inputs and considerations,” said Thomas Arquilla, ThedaCare Chief Strategy Officer. “He is also valued for prioritizing building strong relationships, and encouraging his team to be the best they can be while helping to create a healthier future for all.”
Prostek studied Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has worked within the pharmacy profession since 2006, when he started his career as a pharmacy technician.
Prostek began his role of Vice President of ThedaCare At Work on December 4, 2023.
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.