Network Covers 12 Counties in Northeast Wisconsin
Dave Krueger, MD, is the new executive director of Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners, an integrated clinical initiative between Bellin Health, ThedaCare, and their independent physicians.
Dr. Krueger has been Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners’ medical director since 2008. He will continue that role while taking over the organization’s leadership as it moves from a fee-for-service to value-base contracting. Dr. Krueger was instrumental in developing the group’s involvement in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners was one of 30 organizations selected in the nation to participate in the pilot Medicare program.
Dr. Krueger received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. While attending medical school, he completed his master’s degree in human biology and medicine. Dr. Krueger completed his training in emergency medicine and his residency at the University of Michigan. He taught for two years at the University of Michigan before joining Fox Valley Emergency Medicine at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah in 2003. In 2008, Dr. Krueger joined Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners as medical director and has since received his MBA with a concentration in healthcare from the University of Massachusetts.
Bellin Health and ThedaCare have a history of working together. They, along with select independent physicians, launched Touchpoint Health Plan in the 1990s. When the health plan was sold, they continued improving healthcare together through the Northeast Wisconsin Health Value Network (NEWHVN). NEWHVN was formed in 2008, bringing together two healthcare systems and independent physicians with the goal of creating value through quality improvement and the efficiency of care provided. The organization recently renamed itself Bellin Health-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners to better represent the parties involved. Bellin Health-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners covers 12 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. Two major healthcare systems: Bellin Health, based in Green Bay, and ThedaCare, based in Appleton, as well as eight major healthcare facilities, and nearly 700 physicians, make up the network.
About Bellin Health
Bellin Health, www.bellin.org, is an integrated health care delivery system based in Green Bay. It has serviced people in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908. It is comprised of Bellin Hospital, Bellin Psychiatric Center, 26 Bellin Health Family Medical Center primary care physician clinics, and several retail health clinics known as Bellin Health FastCare. Bellin also operates Bellin Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization with more than 200 specialty physician members, the Oconto Hospital & Medical Center, a critical care access hospital in Oconto, Bellin Fitness Center with four locations, and Bellin College. With its 3,080 employees, Bellin Health is known for its emphasis on preventive health care and is the region’s leader in cardiac, orthopedics, sports medicine, digestive health, mental health, and primary care medicine.
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 ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.