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Award-Winning Health Care in Oshkosh, WI

Medical providers ensure head-to-toe care

By Laura Hill on September 25, 2018

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Oshkosh / Photo Courtesy of Fox Valley Technical College

From specialized behavioral health care for seniors to classes in infant massage, Oshkosh health care providers are giving the Oshkosh community new and improved ways to stay healthy. Whether residents are looking for convenient urgent care at a clinic or need major surgery or cancer care, they can be confident that help is nearby and accessible.

Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy Campus

Ascension Northeast Wisconsin – Mercy Campus Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services Denise Parrish describes her hospital as “providing compassionate, personalized care to all people – especially those who are most vulnerable in our community” – a mission it has pursued for more than 125 years.

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Ascension Mercy Hospital is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit Catholic health system. Ascension operates 24 hospital campuses and more than 100 related health care facilities across the state. The 157-bed hospital employs 300 medical staff, and offers a wide range of services, including emergency medicine, obstetrics, surgery, cardiac and cancer care. 

Ascension Mercy Hospital is home to the nationally recognized Kennedy Center for the Hip and Knee.

The hospital has a long history of community involvement, including a recent initiative, where its facilities department built garden boxes, in which different departments planted and “adopted†a vegetable for the summer. The carefully tended veggies were then donated to a local homeless shelter and food pantry.

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Cited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a five-star hospital in the nation’s top 10 percent, Mercy opened its Geropsychiatric Inpatient Unit in June 2018. The new unit offers mental health care specially tailored to the needs of seniors facing such issues as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and thought disorders. The only facility of its kind in the Fox Valley, the 8-bed center is expected to grow to 25 beds as needs demand.

Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh

Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh is part of Aurora Health Care, which operates hospitals in 30 counties in Wisconsin and Illinois. The 61-bed hospital offers services that include its Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, a 24/7 emergency department, neurological care, women’s services, apheresis services and more.

The hospital was named a Truven Top 100 Hospital, and in May 2018 its Emergency department received the Patriot Award for being a friendly employer of U.S. military members. Making health care more accessible to the community, in 2017 Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh opened a clinic on Jackson Street, offering physical therapy, occupational therapy, dermatology services, primary care, a sleep lab, a back and spine program, and a drive-through pharmacy.

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Other innovative programs at the Center include classes in Tai Chi and infant massage, skin cancer and vascular screenings, and community education programming.

“Aurora Health Care is proud to serve the Oshkosh community with the highest level of patient care,†says Dr. John Newman, president of Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh hospital. “We are glad to offer new services in the area including our new clinic on Jackson Street, our new sleep lab, specialty surgery, and a commitment for more offerings in the future.â€


ThedaCare operates seven health-care entities in Oshkosh that offer specialized care in many areas.

ThedaCare Cardiology Oshkosh offers ECHO, CT, calcium scoring, ECG and Holter/event monitoring, while ThedaCare at Work Occupational Health Services-Oshkosh conducts physical exams, drug and alcohol testing, audiometric testing, spirometry testing, pre-work screens and immunizations.

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ThedaCare Back and Neck Pain-Oshkosh provides physiatry consultations and treatment, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays and injections. ThedaCare Behavioral Health-Oshkosh offers outpatient mental health care for adults. Additionally, ThedaCare Surgery Center-Oshkosh is a patient-friendly, family-focused surgery center that emphasizes patient comfort, at the same time providing top-notch surgical care. Surgical services include general surgery, endoscopy and gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry, hand surgery, urology, pain management and urology, ophthalmology and colonoscopy.

ThedaCare also operates ThedaCare at Home-Oshkosh and ThedaCare Physicians-Oshkosh

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