Ms. Cecily Froemke
Mr. Mark Thiel
This fall, AJRR has selected two of our colleagues as Champions of the Quarter. These Champions have been instrumental in signing on multiple hospitals in their networks. Cecily Froemke, MS, is Program Manager, Information & Research Services with the Providence Orthopedic Institute at Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon. Mark Thiel, OTR, MSM, is the System Value Stream Director of Development for Orthopedics and Spine at ThedaCare in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Ms. Froemke who coordinates registry, patient-reported measures, and research-related projects for the Total Joint program in Oregon, directed AJRR enrollment for all 8 Providence Oregon hospitals. She also facilitated discussions with Providence locations in Southern California, which recently joined AJRR. With her IT expertise, she has been able to streamline data submission for her entire system. Ms. Froemke received her Master’s Degree and is a candidate for her PhD in Systems Science from Portland State University.
In his role at ThedaCare, Mr. Thiel is responsible for researching and developing new services, processes, and products that can better meet the needs of the customer and organization, focusing on healthcare performance and patient outcomes. He engaged all 5 ThedaCare locations in Northeast Wisconsin and coordinated their data submission to the AJRR. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He also holds a Lean Bronze-Level certification.