Riverside Medical Center & ThedaCare Physicians – Waupaca
The City of Waupaca is proud to have a top-rated medical facility located within its borders. Riverside Medical Center was named in the Top 100 of over 6,000 acute general care hospitals in the nation by Solucent, a leading health care monitoring bureau, for its abilities to reduce costs and increase services. Riverside is a Critical Access Hospital with a staff of over 300 providing such services as 24-hour emergency department and inpatient care, ambulatory care, general surgery, laboratory, radiology and diagnostics, cardiac care and rehab, obstetrics, occupational health, orthopedic, urgent care, and more. The hospital serves approximately 30,000 individuals from Waupaca and the surrounding areas.
ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the region. The practice employs nearly 100 people including 12 family medicine doctors, 2 general surgeons, and 8 nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In addition, several specialty physicians serve the Waupaca area through ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca and Riverside Medical Center.
In 2006, Riverside Medical Center and Appleton-based ThedaCare affiliated. After affiliating, they embarked on a $23 million dollar, 75,000 square foot building expansion project to integrate the hospital and clinic into one health care facility. The affiliation and resulting investment affirm the commitment these entities have to the Waupaca community, and results in high-quality, low-cost healthcare with world-class technology and improvements. Also, the new building is designed to be environmentally friendly and incorporates green concepts for reducing the impact on the environment and improving the safety of occupants. For example, there are solar panels on the roof to help alleviate heating costs and all of the building’s construction materials such as the insulation, flooring materials and paint, are green-certified.
Chain O’ Lakes Family Clinic
Waupaca is also served by one other excellent family practice clinic: Chain O’ Lakes Family Clinic – which offers primary, geriatric, obstetric and pediatric care as well as lab, x-ray, behavioral health and dialysis services.
Other Health Services
Abundant other health services are offered in the community, including two fitness centers, physical therapists, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, massage therapists, holistic health providers, mental health care providers, and other specialty physician clinics.