Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.
We at Froedtert South are committed to living out the healing ministries of the Judeo-Christian faiths by providing exceptional and compassionate healthcare services that promote the dignity and well-being of the people we serve, this is our Mission and our reason for being.
We strive to recruit and retain highly qualified and well-trained physicians and staff and purchase the best diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment that our financial resources will permit. We also strive to be accessible to all members of the communities we serve by providing emergent and urgent healthcare needs irrespective of ability to pay. This is our commitment to the fundamental components of quality, accessibility and affordability which impact the delivery of healthcare.
In our efforts to make the best in healthcare available locally to the communities we serve, Froedtert South has built strong relationships with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Our Mission is the foundation for the care delivered through our multiple locations. Our locations are positioned to deliver services to people residing in Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, western Kenosha County and Northern Illinois.
In 1903, the founders of the original organization now serving as a partner in Froedtert South came together as a group of business leaders who were interested in attracting potential employees to the area, in part, by providing the best possible healthcare to the Kenosha Community. These leaders facilitated the building of the first hospital in Kenosha, which was located in what is now a house and, at the time, could accommodate 12 patients overnight. In 1911, a new building which could accommodate 50 inpatients was constructed on the downtown property where the Kenosha Medical Center exists today.
Since 1991, expansions to the property have allowed for enhancements to the services provided to the communities served. In 1992, the world-renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, led the development of the first Michael E. DeBakey Heart Institute. Under Dr. DeBakey’s direction, the comprehensive program provides diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for cardiac disease, including, but not limited to, cardiac catheterizations, angioplasty, minimally invasive heart surgery and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.
In approximately 1917, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena opened a hospital facility which later transitioned into St. Catherine’s Memorial Hospital. That organization is now part of the Wheaton Franciscan System and serves as the other key partner in Froedtert South. The first St. Catherine’s facility, a rented home which had previously been used as a boarding house, opened with six of the Dominican Sisters and twenty physicians caring for the sick. Within approximately two years, the Sisters chose to relocate to a larger facility, previously known as the Pennoyer Sanatorium, when the home became too small. In 1927, a new hospital facility was built on a 15-acre site near Lake Michigan. This new medical center continued to meet the needs of the growing community throughout the remainder of the 20th century.
After becoming part of the Wheaton Franciscan System in 1997, the owners of the organization then known as St. Catherine’s Hospital partnered with the owners of the organization then known as Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center to create United Hospital System in 1998. With a desire to assure the continuance of the Catholic Healthcare Ministry in the growing county of Kenosha, a plan to relocate the services of St. Catherine’s was implemented. Construction of the new hospital facility on the western side of the community was completed and the facility opened in late summer of 2002. The new facility, the St. Catherine’s Medical Center is located on a 50 acre parcel of land in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, along the fastest growth corridor of the community.
Kenosha County, WI is situated midway between Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL, on the shores of Lake Michigan. As home to a growing number of corporate headquarters and international businesses ( Uline, Haribo, Amazon, Snap-on, FoxConn) and its spectacular year round outdoor activities, the Kenosha County area is great place to live and work. One of Kenosha’s most significant features is the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline which is filled with parks, accessible beaches, beautiful harbors, festivals, outdoor music venues, and one of Wisconsin's largest outdoor organic farmer's markets. Froedtert South's Kenosha Medical Campus is just blocks from Lake Michigan and the re-emerging Kenosha downtown area, with its shared creative spaces, spas, micro brew pubs, dining, live music venues, boutique hotels, coffee shops, the arts, and museums. Kenosha County also boasts its pristine golf courses, tranquil inland lakes, hiking and biking trails, a ski and snowboard area and a minor league baseball team. With a strong education system, Kenosha County has public, private and parochial schools as well as three colleges – University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Carthage College; Gateway Technical College. In addition, all that Milwaukee and Chicago have to offer can be easily accessed by Metra train or car in less than an hour.
Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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