Fort Atkinson is situated within the "Four Lakes Area" of Jefferson County, and has a population of over 16,000. It is located 35 miles from Madison (the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin), a convenient two hours from downtown Chicago, and an hour from the Lake Michigan shoreline. The exceptional schools and the diversified and broad economic base of the community have allowed Fort Atkinson to continue to grow as a safe, family oriented place to live. Nestled by the rolling hills of Southern Wisconsin, along with its renowned lakes and rivers, make it an exceptional place to live and practice medicine.
Fort Medical Group is a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Fort HealthCare, Inc.The group consists of 23 physicians and 6 midlevel providers in eight specialties conducting clinics in Fort Atkinson and eight surrounding communities.FMG offers physicians the best of both worlds providing annual salaries based on each physician’s individual productivity in the proceeding year and bonuses based on individual profitability.The physician’s efforts can be directed towards patient care and professional activities, rather than time consuming day to day business management details.It utilizes hospital ownership to maximize Medicare reimbursement under provider based status and improves negotiations with third party payers through the increased leverage of the group.
Fort HealthCare encompassesFort Memorial Hospital, Fort Medical Group, FortCare Provider Network and Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.FHC provides quality health care to the residents of an eight-community area, and is the largest health care provider in Jefferson County. Fort Memorial Hospital is a 110-bed, not-for-profit, independent, community ownedhospital that recently opened a brand new, $56 million expansion. This expansion brought new med/surg/pediatrics wing, OB/GYN unit, emergency department and radiology department and refurbished OR suites.The radiology department includes a new 64-slice GE CAT scan and one of only a few 3.0 tesla MRIs in the state of Wisconsin.Our OR has six surgical suites and is staffed by what our surgeons feel is an excellent OR staff and anesthesia department.The nursing staff consists of RNs and surgical techs.We have eight hardwire ICU beds and 12 intermediate care beds with telemetry.Our ED is staffed 24 hours by board-certified, EM trained physicians.Some services Fort Hospital offers are fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, mobile lithotripsy, stress testing, cardiac rehab Phase II, echocardiography, occupational medicine, endoscopy and a full rehab department. Fort HealthCare is also a joint venture partner with the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Medical Foundation and another nearby community hospital in a cancer center opened 2005 in Johnson Creek in the northern area of our service area.Through this joint venture, we are able to offer the highest quality cancer treatment with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.