Discussion of a Regional Hospital in Northeastern Wisconsin

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KIMBERLY – ThedaCare risks missing out on top talent and the latest medical technology if a new regional hospital isn’t built to replace aging hospitals in Appleton and Neenah, a top executive with the health care provider said Tuesday.

“Given our aging facilities, we’re not able to keep up with and meet the demands,” said Greg Long, ThedaCare’s chief medical officer. “We don’t want to be behind on the technology curve.”

The top talent in medicine will be drawn to the latest technology, he said, making that a critical piece when considering the building of a modern hospital.

Long made his comments at a Tuesday night community forum, the last of four held this month by ThedaCare to interact with the public regarding construction of a possible regional hospital. Two other forums were held in Neenah earlier this month and another in Kimberly Tuesday morning.

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