She will Lead Integration of Clinic into New Hospital
Julie Kressin has accepted the role of director of business integration for ThedaCare in Shawano. She will be responsible for integrating the separate ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano clinic with that of the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, slated for completion in early 2015. Until this time, the clinic and medical center have operated separately. Kressin will streamline the two operations into a single campus, set of common business practices, and work flow. “We have fixed financial and operational goals, but I see my job as creating a new environment for providers and staff that re-energizes their clinical passion,” Kressin said.
Kressin has been with ThedaCare for 20 years, where she first helped implement a single platform electronic medical record across the health care network. Since that time, she held positions in process improvement, practice administration, and as director of Encircle Health, a multi-specialty outpatient facility in Appleton that houses both employed and non-employed providers who utilize centralized services.
“Integration has always been my passion and what I love. It’s people coming together and working effectively and efficiently toward a shared goal of excellent patient care. Shawano area community involvement is an important aspect of this project. We prioritize community involvement and open communication as we plan and implement these changes,” Kressin said.
Kressin has degrees in both accounting and business and a master’s degree in organizational behavior and leadership. She began her new responsibilities on March 17 and will fill the role for two years.
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 one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.