January 28, 2016

Monica Jacobus, MD, joins Mercy Medical Center


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Tom Weaver
(715) 843.9094

(Oshkosh, Wis.) — Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care are pleased to welcome Monica Jacobus, MD, to Mercy Medical Center’s general surgery department. She will be providing care at 500 S. Oakwood Road in Oshkosh.

A general surgeon, Dr. Jacobus performs endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) surgery, breast surgery and minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy. She also uses robotic surgery to perform hernia repairs, as well as gallbladder and colon surgeries.

Dr. Jacobus completed medical residencies in general surgery at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan and Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois. She received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr. Jacobus earned her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to impact a person’s health," said Dr. Jacobus. "I believe surgical care is more than simply fixing a specific problem; I believe in treating the whole person. I frequently address diseases which can be fixed and cured completely. It’s very satisfying to have a positive and immediate effect on a person’s life."

"In my life, people come first," said Dr. Jacobus. "It’s my obligation to my patients and colleagues. It gives me direction and keeps me motivated."

When not in the office, Dr. Jacobus enjoys reading, swimming, running and hiking outdoors. These activities allow her to think and reflect so she can provide the best care for her patients.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 920.223.2000.


About Affinity Health System
Ministry Health Care, which includes Affinity Health System (Affinityhealth.org), is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 45 clinics, and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. In 2013 Ministry Health Care joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.

Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics, and five Ministry hospitals are ranked in the top 10 in the state in Medicare’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Network Health, co-owned by Ministry Health Care and Froedtert Health, has received 4½-star recognition by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Medicare Advantage plans.

About Ascension
Ascension (ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all with special attention to persons in poverty and those struggling the most. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 150,000 associates and 35,000 aligned providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 129 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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