On Nov. 1, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced the beginning of DCMC’s official transition from its affiliation with Ascension Ministry Health Care to its partnership with HSHS. The new organizational structure, in which HSHS enters into a minority interest affiliation with DCMC, will allow DCMC to continue to operate as a locally led and controlled hospital in partnership with HSHS. DCMC remains a Catholic institution, continuing its mission to provide compassionate health care to all.
The two organizations will work as partners to deliver high quality, health care to the residents of Door County and northeast Wisconsin.
“This new partnership is an opportunity to continue to provide trusted, expert medical care to our community, while offering increased access to services and providers. HSHS’ broad presence in our area, including four hospitals and several Prevea health centers, make them an ideal partner for providing coordinated, comprehensive care,” said Gerald Worrick, DCMC’s president and CEO. “The new structure will allow us to retain local control of our hospital, remain responsive to the needs of the community and continue to support partnerships that benefit community health. Our trusted team of providers and staff will care for patients with the same goals, values and relationships as before. There will be little change to the patient experience, as people will still see the same friendly faces of providers who live and work in our community, and the same specialists who have earned the patients’ trust.”