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ThedaCare looks into building new hospital

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Posted at 8:01 AM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 09:12:13-05

The ThedaCare Board of Trustees this week approved a long-term exploration of facilities throughout the ThedaCare nine-county service area. This includes the possibility of bringing together the system’s two Fox Cities hospitals into one regional health care destination.

ThedaCare President and CEO Dean Gruner said with a 58-year-old hospital in Appleton and a 107-year-old hospital in Neenah, it’s time to engage the community in a discussion about the future.

Next steps include engaging additional community members, business leaders and ThedaCare employees in discussions on expectations, needs, and the future of healthcare through task forces, community conversations and other events, said ThedaCare Board Chair John Davis.