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United Hospital System takes on Froedtert name in new affiliation

Kenosha, Wis.-based United Hospital System revealed plans to affiliate with, and assume the brand name of, Milwaukee-based Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Under the tentative agreement, United Hospital System will operate under the Froedtert South name. The two organizations will also a share an EHR system and the same protocols for quality.

Officials said through the affiliation, United Hospital System would join Froedtert Health's existing Epic system, which features clinical guidelines, alerts, registries and other tools to track and improve the quality of care.

The board of directors of each health system have yet to approve the agreement. If approved, the affiliation would be effective Oct. 1.

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