On Friday, January 28, 2022, ThedaCare dismissed the legal action against Ascension Wisconsin, filed in Outagamie County Court.
We regret the seven team members who accepted positions outside of ThedaCare were impacted by this situation, and we have made efforts to ensure that the risk to them was minimized for the day between employment. We know the work of interventional radiology and cardiovascular nurses and technologists saves lives, and we wish them well in their new roles.
We are grateful for each and every team member at ThedaCare. It is through their work, expertise and compassion that we live our mission, and we are committed to listening and learning from this situation. Our appreciation knows no bounds for our team members’ unwavering commitment to our patients and each other.
As a not-for-profit health care system, our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the 650,000 people in our communities. We are steadfast in our promise to those who entrust us with their care, as we have for more than 112 years.
Our intention always was, and is, to protect access to quality care. So, when minutes matter most, we are there for our patients to provide the highest level of critical care services as the region’s only Level II Trauma Center and certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. We have never diverted a trauma patient in the 32-year history of our Trauma program, and have been able to safely provide the critical care our communities depend upon.
We have worked diligently to ensure safe, quality, continued access to the high-level services our communities rely on in the most serious, life-threatening situations. These steps include onboarding new team members, welcoming agency nurses and technologists, cross training staff from across the system, further partnering with other area health systems who offer these services, and more.
Again, we want to express our gratitude for each and every team member who is committed to putting patients and families first. We thank them for their efforts, talent and sacrifice to those who count on us to improve their health and well-being.
Imran A. Andrabi, MD, FAAFP
ThedaCare President and CEO