Carbon Health, a leading national healthcare provider, and Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based integrated healthcare system, announced a new strategic partnership to increase diverse points of healthcare access, enhance convenience for patients, and redefine healthcare delivery in the Wisconsin market.
Carbon Health and Froedtert Health will partner to create primary care and urgent care clinics in new and existing markets to complement the current offerings within the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) health network, beginning in early 2023. This collaboration will allow the exchange of necessary information between the two entities for seamless provider communication for improved access and care coordination for both Carbon Health and Froedtert & MCW health network patients.
With this partnership, the Froedtert & MCW health network is joining Carbon Health Connect, an ecosystem that organizes healthcare around the patient. Launched in November 2021, Carbon Health Connect works with health systems and specialty providers to increase access, streamline referral workflows, and integrate health data to deliver seamless, patient-driven care to more communities. This partnership brings Carbon Health’s modern clinics and omnichannel care model to Froedtert & MCW health network patients, delivering care across a variety of access points including in-person clinics, virtual care and remote patient monitoring (RPM). In turn, Carbon Health patients in the area will have access to the Froedtert & MCW health network suite of services, including when Carbon Health patients require ancillary and specialty care within eastern Wisconsin’s only academic health network.
“We are ecstatic to bring Carbon Health’s innovative digital-first and patient-centric approach to primary and urgent care to Wisconsin,” said Nita Sommers, Chief Growth Officer at Carbon Health. “In addition to Froedtert Health’s and Carbon Health’s shared missions rooted in increasing access to healthcare, we were drawn to their incredible team of specialty providers and look forward to bringing Carbon Health’s omnichannel care model to their patients.”
“The Carbon Health partnership will improve our ability to meet our patients with the right care, in the right place and the right time,” said Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health. “Collectively, this partnership will enable us to offer creative solutions to expand primary care and urgent care access points for our patients across our entire health network.”
Carbon Health’s mission to make high-quality health care accessible to everyone is consistent with Froedtert & MCW health network’s mission to advance the health of the diverse communities it serves through exceptional care, enhanced by innovation and discovery. Carbon Health and Froedtert Health’s partnership will serve Froedtert & MCW health network patients located across Wisconsin.