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]

Marshfield Clinic is a health care system in northern, central and western Wisconsin, with two hospitals and over 50 clinic locations as of June 2015.[2]


The clinic 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.

Component centers[edit]

  • Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation is a not-for-profit research organization composed of five research centers: the National Farm Medicine Center, which also houses the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS); the Marshfield Epidemiologic Research Center; the Center for Human Genetics; the Biomedical Informatics Research Center, focusing on biomedical informatics research; and the Clinical Research Center.[3]
  • The Laird Center for Medical Research (dedicated in 1997), 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 thoracic surgeon at Marshfield Clinic during the 20th century.
  • Marshfield Clinic Education Foundation, which provides residency programs for medical school graduates in internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine and pediatrics, dermatology, and surgery. About 125 members of the Marshfield Clinic staff hold clinical teaching appointments from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.[citation needed]
  • Marshfield Clinic Laboratories is a system of laboratories that employs more than 450 people and performs more than 20 million tests annually. It has separate services for forensic toxicology, food safety and veterinary diagnostics.
  • 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.[citation needed]
  • Marshfield Food Safety, LLC is a food testing laboratory, founded by Marshfield Clinic in 2002. [4][non-primary source needed]


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 


  1. ^ "Marshfield Clinic GuideStar Quick View". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Marshfield Food Safety Services | Food Safety, Food Testing, Food Testing Labs | Marshfield Wisconsin". 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 

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