Marshfield Clinic

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Marshfield Clinic
Non-profit organization
Industry Healthcare
Founded Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States (1916)
Founder K. W. Doege, MD
William Hipke, MD
Victor Mason, MD
Walter G. Sexton, MD
H. H. Milbee, MD
Roy P. Potter, MD
Headquarters Marshfield, WI, United States
Area served
North America
Revenue Increase$1.12 billion USD (FY 2011)[1]
Divisions Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Family Health Center
Flambeau Hospital
Heritage Foundation
Lakeview Medical Center
Marshfield Clinic Education Foundation
Marshfield Clinic Information Services[2]
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Marshfield Food Safety
Marshfield Labs
Security Health Plan of Wisconsin
Slogan Don't just live. Shine.

Marshfield Clinic is a health care system in northern, central and western Wisconsin, with 2 hospitals and 52 community care centers as of June, 2010.[3] It was founded in 1916 by six local physicians: K.W. Doege, William Hipke, Victor Mason, Walter G. Sexton, H.H. Milbee, and Roy P. Potter, in the community of Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Marshfield Clinic supports a number of centers and foundations:

  • Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation is a not-for-profit research organization composed of five research centers: the National Farm Medicine Center, the Marshfield Epidemiologic Research Center, the Center for Human Genetics, the Biomedical Informatics Research Center and the Clinical Research Center.
  • The Laird Center for Medical Research, named after former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Melvin Laird, is a medical research and education facility on the campus of Marshfield Clinic. The Lawton Center for Medical Research is a similar facility dedicated to Dr. Ben Lawton, a prominent thoracic surgeon at Marshfield Clinic during the 20th century and a president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
  • Marshfield Clinic Laboratories is a system of laboratories that employs more than 450 people and performs more than 20 million tests annually. In addition to human medicine, it has established separate service lines for forensic toxicology, food safety and veterinary diagnostics. In 2003, Marshfield Clinic Laboratories diagnosed the first case of human monkeypox in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Marshfield Clinic's health maintenance organization (HMO), Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., was established in 1986 as an outgrowth of the Greater Marshfield Community Health Plan, which began in 1971 as one of the earliest HMOs in the country.
  • Marshfield Food Safety, LLC is a food testing laboratory, founded by Marshfield Clinic in 2002. Marshfield Food Safety, LLC has grown to be a network of 11 laboratories that are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Services include ensuring safety of food and food production areas using pathogen/microbiological detection, plus capability at Marshfield location for analysis of food chemistry including: nutrition components, proximates, elemental impurities, pesticide residues, drug residues, allergens, and mycotoxins.

Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield Clinic main building 
One of Marshfield Clinic buildings 
The Laird Center for Medical Research on the Marshfield Clinic campus 
Clinic in Mercer 

Marshfield Clinic’s electronic health records system was featured in a New York Times article. The article detailed the advantages of electronic medical records, noting Marshfield Clinic’s commitment to technology as a means to improve patient care and lower costs.[4]


  1. ^ "Marshfield Clinic GuideStar Quick View". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Marshfield Clinic to launch new information services company". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  4. ^ Lohr, Steve (2008-12-27). "Health Care That Puts a Computer on the Team". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

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