Overview of Dean- Dean - WI

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Overview of Dean

Dean is one of the largest integrated health-care delivery systems in the country. Established in 1904 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Dean provides:

  • Medical and health services through a network of Dean Clinic locations throughout southern Wisconsin.
  • Health insurance services through Dean Health Plan.
  • Ancillary health services within Dean Clinic locations.
  • Clinical research and education, through Dean Foundation.

Dean is a for-profit, integrated healthcare organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. Dean consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin, Davis Duehr Dean eye care, insurance provider Dean Health Plan, and pharmacy benefits company Navitus Health Solutions. Approximately 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics. The system serves more than 400,000 health plan members.

Dean joined the SSM Health system in September 2013. SSM Health is a St. Louis-based order which also owns several hospitals nationwide, including St. Mary's Hospital in Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin and St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Medical & Health Services

Medical & Health Services

Dean owns and operates a network of clinics and medical facilities that provide primary, specialty and tertiary care throughout southern Wisconsin.

The original "Dean Clinic" began in 1904 in Madison, when Dr. Joseph Dean opened a small downtown practice. Today, Dean Clinic comprises a multi-specialty network of clinics that provide exceptional primary and specialized medical care in central locations throughout Dane, Rock and Walworth Counties, including more than 30 regional and eye network clinics providing convenient care to outlying communities in southern Wisconsin, and three Day Surgery Centers in Madison and Janesville providing outpatient surgery and care.

Davis Duehr Dean

Davis Duehr Dean ophthalmologists and optometrists are part of the Dean network, providing specialty eye care throughout southern Wisconsin. They make up the ophthalmology and optometry departments and full-service optical stores of Dean.

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Clinical Research & Education

Clinical Research & Education

The Dean Foundation for Health, Research and Education, Inc. is the non-profit research and education entity of Dean. Dean Foundation conducts clinical studies and clinical drug trials, health services research, outcome management studies, and population based research within the Foundation's Psychiatric Department and in partnership with Dean Clinic physicians.

The Foundation manages and administers the Dean Institutional Review Board which ensures that human subjects who participate in clinical studies are provided complete information about the purposes of each study, the design and procedures, potential benefits, risks, and alternative treatments, while ensuring participant confidentiality.

Dean Foundation also coordinates Dean's Passenger Safety Program within the community, and helps provide access to health care through neighborhood based clinics serving medically under-served families and their children.

To learn more about Dean Foundation, please visit the Dean Foundation web section.

Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services

Dean also provides additional health services that include: