ThedaCare Welcomes Nurse Practitioner

Kara Brochtrup, APNP

Kara Brochtrup, APNP, to Specialize in General Surgery

Kara Brochtrup is now on the staff at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center as a nurse practitioner specializing in general surgery. She is a member of the staff at Fox Valley Surgical Associates.

Kara graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with her bachelor’s degree in nursing, and received her master’s degree from Marian University in the adult nurse practitioner program. She completed her internship in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and worked as an operating room nurse for five years. Kara has served as an emergency room volunteer and is a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses and Fox Valley Health Professionals.

A thoughtful, empathetic provider who enjoys the challenge and ever-changing aspects of surgery, Kara likes to spend time reading, running and being with family when she’s away from work.

Appleton Medical Center (AMC) is a 160-bed acute care hospital that opened in 1958. In addition to general medical and surgical care, services include the Appleton Heart Institute, which was the first and most advanced cardiac care program to be established north of Madison and Milwaukee more than 30 years ago. Other specialized services include a fully staffed emergency department, birthing services, the Groth Surgery Center, and the Martha Siekeman Cancer Center and ThedaCare Cancer Care, which includes radiation oncology, CyberKnife®, TomoTherapy™ and stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Appleton Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the national Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Theda Clark Medical Center is a 166-bed acute care hospital founded in 1909. In addition to general medical and surgical care, specialized services include a birth center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, including a regional neonatal intensive care unit serving eight counties, and the Aylward Outpatient Surgery Center. Theda Clark is the region’s only American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, which includes ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter. Theda Clark Medical Center also offers comprehensive neuroscience care and the Theda Clark Stroke Center was the first stroke center in Northeast Wisconsin to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital also has the area’s most advanced inpatient rehabilitation facility. The Bariatric Program at Theda Clark, along with Midwest Bariatric Solutions and its surgeons, have jointly received two Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designations by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Since 2004, Theda Clark has been honored nationally by the U.S. Health and Human Services department for achieving one of the highest organ donation rates in the country. The Theda Clark ThedaCare Surgery Center operates in Oshkosh.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.