On November 1, 2013, Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee became the first hospital in Wisconsin to implement OpenNotes. Over 1,100 multi-specialty doctors, nurse practitioners, and others who write visit notes, will be sharing them with more than 300,000 patients via a secure online portal. Columbia St. Mary’s is part of Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit Catholic health system in the country. Columbia St. Mary’s is also one of the first hospital systems to share hospital discharge summaries online with patients.
Columbia St. Mary’s comprises four hospitals, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee (including the Women’s Hospital), Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute and a partnership with the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition, there are 62 primary care clinics, the Columbia College of Nursing, and an affiliation with Madison Medical Affiliates. The system serves Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Sheboygan counties, with more than 164 years of service.
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