(Appleton, Wis.) — Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care are pleased to welcome Jonathan Nelson, PA, to Affinity Medical Group’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgery department. Nelson sees patients at 1506 S. Oneida Street in Appleton.
A board-certified physician assistant, Nelson provides compassionate care for patients and their families as they prepare for heart or lung surgery. He accompanies his patients into the operating room and cares for them during recovery. He has a special interest in heart valves and major arteries. Nelson strives to establish a professional, caring relationship with each person. He works to make the collaborative relationship between the patient, the patient’s family and the clinicians as healthy as possible.
Nelson received his Bachelor of Science in pre-medical studies from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Nelson also completed a Master of Arts in Spanish at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
“I strive to provide superior care in every aspect of my interaction with my patients,” said Nelson. When not in the office, Nelson enjoys spending time with his wife and children, golfing and fly fishing.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 920.730.7690.
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care (ministryhealth.org) which includes Affinity Health System, 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, 46 clinics and 10,000 associates, including 700 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. In 2013, Ministry Health Care joined Ascension, the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. In that same year, Ministry became part of Integrated Health Network (IHN), which represents more than 5,000 physicians, 500 clinics and 42 hospitals in northern, central and eastern Wisconsin. IHN was created to improve the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare services in the markets served by its members.
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.
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 living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, 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.
About Ascension Wisconsin
Ascension Wisconsin serves millions of people across the state with 24 hospitals and hundreds of sites of care. Approximately 23,500 associates, including nearly 1,000 medical group clinicians work collaboratively to deliver compassionate, personalized care every day. As part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, in fiscal year 2015, Ascension Wisconsin provided $300 million in community benefit including care of persons living in poverty.