About Us

To the Residents and Visitors of Door and Kewaunee Counties:

For 80 years, the caregivers at Door County Medical Center have been committed to meeting the health care needs of the communities that we serve. We do so not only by attending to physical and mental health needs, but also with attention to the spiritual needs of our patients. Being a faith-based organization not only sets us apart from other health care facilities, but it informs everything we do. Offering a cup of coffee to a family member who is at the bedside of a loved one, praying with a family about end-of-life decisions, rejoicing in the birth of a newborn child…these are all ways that our patients and their family members can feel the difference at Door County Medical Center.

Our caregivers work hard to make sure that our care is not only compassionate, but that our patients also experience high quality and convenient care as well. The Medicare program ranks us in the top 15% of all hospitals nationally by giving us a 5-star rating on https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/. The 5-star rating is a testament to, "how well nurses and doctors communicated, how responsive hospital staff were to their needs, and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment," as well as our low complication and readmission rate, and the timeliness and effectiveness of our care. Our residents and visitors deserve the best care possible, so we aim to ensure that they receive the best care possible, with every interaction and in every location in which we serve.

If this is your first time experiencing Door County Medical Center, we trust that you will see and feel the difference in our care. If you are a long-time patient of ours, we thank you for trusting us with your care and the care of your loved ones. We do not take that trust lightly, and we strive every day to make healthcare better, safer, more accessible, and more affordable for everyone in our community. We call this journey the Doorway to Excellence, and it is our privilege to share it with you.

Patti Vickman, Board Chair
Brian Stephens, CEO

For more than 80 years, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) has been the leader in health and wellness for Door and Kewaunee counties. Our integrated medical center provide a wide range of specialties, including Primary Care, the Women’s and Children’s Center, the Door Orthopedic Center, Behavioral Health, General Surgery, the Door County Cancer Center, a skilled nursing facility, and rehabilitation services facilities among others. With its main campus in Sturgeon Bay and satellite clinics and rehabilitation services facilities in other smaller communities, DCMC provides expert care, close to home. More than 175 physicians serve on the medical staff.

To continue our promise of putting patients first in everything we do, Door County Medical Center began a partnership with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) in 2016.  This partnership allows us to continue to grow our organization, offer patients increased access to specialists and provide the same high level of care for which we are recognized. As a Catholic-based health care system, HSHS/Prevea shares our organization's strong commitment to serving the health care needs of our entire community, especially the poor. Since 2016, our organizations have worked as partners in the delivery of high quality, compassionate health care to the residents of Door County and northeast Wisconsin. Door County Medical Center remains responsive to the needs of the community and continues to support partnerships that benefit community health.

DCMC collaborates with local organizations to address the health needs of the community, living up to its mission to improve the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor. DCMC’s myriad community involvements – including support for silent sporting events, arts and music events, afterschool programs, and youth sports – make the hospital the leader in community wellness for all ages. DCMC also supports school nursing programs in local public schools, as well as occupational and physical therapy and sports medicine, and partners with local employers through occupational health services and the Personal Health Team Program.

Our Mission:
To further the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by improving the health and well-being of our community, especially those in need.

Our Vision:
Delivering compassionate, quality care that inspires a healthy community.

Our Values:
Service.  We make intentional decisions and take actions to benefit our patients, community, and each other.

Compassion.  We genuinely care about people’s needs. We treat everyone like the family, friends and neighbors they are. This sets us apart from other healthcare organizations.

Vision.  We use innovation and our expertise to improve the health of the communities we serve and to sustain and grow our health care ministry.

Excellence.  We are engaged to deliver the best outcomes in quality, service, finance, culture and growth.

DCMC Mission & Values

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Jamie Alberts, Nicolet National Bank, Treasurer
Patricia Allen, System CFO for Care Delivery, HSHS
Bradley S. Andreae, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.
Bernadette Conroy, Peco Manufacturing
Corwin (Cory) Dahl, First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay, Secretary
Dorene Dempster, M.D., DCMC
Robert Erickson, WI Market President & CEO, HSHS
James Heise, M.D., Medical Staff President (2023-2024)
Erin Helgeson, Quantum Technologies
Polly Helm, Door County Nature Works
Jon Jarosh, Destination Door County
Rep. Joel Kitchens, WI State Assembly
Jeff Rabas, Algoma Motors
Drew Richmond, TwentySix Professional Coaching, Vice Chair
Brian Stephens, DCMC President & CEO
Patricia Vickman, Retired, Chair
Scot Wederquist, Retired
Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer, Retired

Community Engagement

Silent Sports

Physical activity is pivitol to living well.  DCMC supports many community-based programs who promote opportunity for silent sports.  From the Door County Triathlon, to the Door County Half Marathon; the Fall 50 or the Door County Century Ride, and all of the other silent sports events in between, we are proud to partner with these organizations to get our community active.

Community Outreach Request Form

At Door County Medical Center, outreach to our community is a value which we are proud to deliver upon. As the Health & Wellness leader who cares about our community, we sincerely thank you for considering us as a resource for health and wellness education.

We want to ensure your event is a success, and ask that you fill out the information in the form provided here to help us determine the best provider to meet your needs.

Donation/Sponsorship Request Form

DCMC is proud to support events and organizations throughout our area to achieve their goals. Special consideration is given to those that further support any of the County’s three main critical health needs as outlined in our CHNA report. Presently, those needs are focused around oral health, mental health, and combating obesity through physical exercise and healthy eating.  If you seek assistance for a cause that stems from any of these 3 needs, please let us know how we can help assist you in supporting your event. Please use our online donation request form.

Please note-exclusions include:

  • Capital campaigns and endowments
  • Individual and personal initiatives, including individual employee/family initiatives (other than possible in-kind support)
  • Political organizations
  • Programs which may be in conflict with Catholic Health Care values
Where We Care

Below is a listing of a few of the community partners we work with and support. This list is not all-inclusive.

  • Southern Door Schools
  • Sturgeon Bay Schools
  • Gibraltar Schools
  • Sevastopol Schools
  • Rogue Theater
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Door County
  • Leadership Door County
  • The Ridges Sanctuary
  • FISC
  • Crossroads at Big Creek
  • Volunteer Center of Door County
  • Ephraim Business Council
  • St. John Bosco School
  • YMCA of Door County
  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
  • Special Olympics
  • Boys and Girls Club of Door County
  • Birch Creek Music Performance Center
  • Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay
  • Run the Door
  • Trueblood PAC
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • City of Sturgeon Bay
  • HELP of Door County
  • Brussels/Union EMRs
  • Sunshine House
  • Algoma Public Library
  • Relay for Life-Door County
  • Door CANcer
  • Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership
  • Door County Special Olympics
  • St. Mary’s School-Algoma
  • Door Tran
  • Peg Egan PAC
  • Algoma Chamber of Commerce
  • Door County Visitor Bureau
  • Village of Egg Harbor
  • Algoma Fire Department
  • Third Avenue Playhouse
  • Door County Dept of Human Services
  • Peninsula School of Art
  • Scandia Village/Good Samaritan
  • Door County Charities
  • 4H
  • DC Triathlon
  • United Way of Door County
  • Door County Land Trust
  • Neighbor to Neighbor

Community Health Needs

Door County Medical Center heeds the call to address the health and wellness needs of the community. By collaborating with other local organizations, we can assure that the health of our community will be supported and continue to be a quality place to live, work and play.

The following reports share some of the strategies outlined to meet the health and wellness needs of Door/Kewaunee county residents.

CHNA Report



CHIS or CHIP Report