Like many health systems across the country, Froedtert Health in Milwaukee wanted to get its various hospitals and clinics on one integrated system. Unlike any other provider before it, it had to convert one Epic system to another Epic system.

In July 2008, Synergy Health in West Bend, Wisc. officially joined up with Froedtert Health, a large system based out of Milwaukee.

Adding Synergy, comprised of St. Joseph’s Hospital and the West Bend Clinic, stretched the system’s area of influence 30 miles or so to the north. It helped grow Froedtert into its current permutation, which includes Eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center, two community hospitals, and about 30 clinics.

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