New Leader for Hospitals Foundations Named

August 17, 2011

New Leader for Hospitals' Foundations Selected

Michael Frohna to Oversee Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark and Community Hospice Foundations

Michael Frohna is the new executive director for the Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center and Community Hospice Foundations.

Frohna, who has more than 20 years of experience with non-profit organizations, will also work with the leaders in New London, Shawano and Waupaca to support their foundation development needs. He comes to ThedaCare from the Bellin Health Foundation, where he served as president. Before that, he worked with the American Red Cross, St. Norbert College and the American Heart Association. Frohna holds the professional designation of Certified Fundraising Executive.

The hospitals’ foundations provide additional financial resources to fund equipment or projects designed to enhance patient care. Recent projects include the new Theda Clark Breast Center and the purchase of a PET/CT scanner at Appleton Medical Center to help doctors search for cancerous tumors.

“Our foundations play an integral role at our hospitals, helping to provide us with the necessary tools to improve and to enhance patient care. We’re excited to have someone with Michael’s experience join us and help us in our mission to create a healthier community,” said Kathryn Correia, president of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center.

Frohna succeeds Diane Abraham, who took a job in another state.

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, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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