By Paul Schmitt
Door County Medical Center (DCMC) officially transitioned from its affiliation with Ascension-Ministry Health Care to its partnership with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) on Tuesday. The new organizational structure, in which HSHS enters into a minority interest affiliation with DCMC, will allow DCMC to continue to operate as a locally led and controlled hospital in partnership with HSHS. DCMC remains a Catholic institution and CEO and President Gerald Worrick says the new partnership will offer new opportunities while still being a continued source of trusted, expert health care in the region.
HSHS has 14 hospitals and more than 200 physician clinic sites in Wisconsin and Illinois. DCMC has five locations in Door and Kewaunee Counties, with a 25-bed acute-care hospital and outpatient medical center in Sturgeon Bay that offers a full range of services and specialties.