CGHC, ThedaCare Partner to Expand Access

Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, ThedaCare Partner to Expand Access to Health Care

BROOKFIELD, WI (October 30, 2017) –Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative (CGHC) has announced it is adding ThedaCare providers and services, both employed and affiliated, to its Envision provider network in 2018.

The partnership will improve healthcare and insurance options for individuals, families and small businesses both on and off the Marketplace in four counties within the ThedaCare service area, including those that do not have health insurance through an employer. The non-profit CGHC is one of only a handful of insurers serving the individual health insurance market, while ThedaCare is the third largest healthcare system in Wisconsin. The Envision network is also a cost efficient option for small employers.

CGHC CEO Cathy Mahaffey said the partners are a great fit because they share similar missions and are, in essence, owned by the communities and the people they serve. “We started our non-profit cooperative to serve the needs of those that have traditionally been disadvantaged by health insurance – individuals and small businesses,” she said. “By adding ThedaCare to our network, we are providing an insurance option to those we serve who seek care from an award-winning health system widely recognized for its quality and efficiency.”

ThedaCare President and CEO Dr. Imran Andrabi said he is looking forward to working with CGHC. “Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is an organization that puts people first just like we do,” he said. “Partnering with CGHC helps fulfill our commitment to enhancing access to safe, expert local care in the communities we serve.”

ThedaCare operates seven hospitals and 32 clinics located in nine counties in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. Effective January 1, 2018, CGHC will serve four counties in the ThedaCare region including Outagamie, Winnebago, Shawano and Calumet.

About ThedaCare
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,700 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 32 clinics in nine counties. For more information, visit

About Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is a Wisconsin-based, non-profit health insurance cooperative providing coverage to thousands of individuals, families, non-profits and small employers within 19 counties of eastern Wisconsin. Its mission is to put the best interests of members at the heart of all decisions. CGHC strives for excellence in all services, open and honest communication with its members and 100% integrity. For more information, visit