Rogers Behavioral Health

For nearly 110 years, we have had one focus at Rogers Behavioral Health: providing thousands of people like you a place to turn when struggling with mental illness or addiction. We are committed to a vision of delivering the highest quality, specialty behavioral health services with the best outcomes in the United States. Through our hospitals, residential and specialized outpatient centers, you can count on nationally recognized programs known for effective treatment using proven therapies for children, teens and adults with:

In fiscal year 2016, Rogers Behavioral Health served more people than ever before, recording 16,000 admissions of children, teens and adults across the system. The majority of our patients for our Wisconsin-based services reside in 61 of Wisconsin's 72 counties, with 60 percent from Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and another 30 percent from other counties. Nearly 10 percent of our patients travel from out-of-state or international locations to Wisconsin to receive the quality care that Rogers is known for. And now, more patients are finding locally accessible care at our regional sites as well.

As stewards of our more than century-old mission, we take pride in our legacy of service to you and a growing number of communities in need. Rogers is headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, with locations throughout Wisconsin and sites in Chicago, MInneapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia and Tampa.

Rogers Behavioral Health

Rogers Behavioral Health System, Inc. (Rogers Behavioral Health), was created in 2008 as the parent organization for our clinical care and supporting corporations, including philanthropy and advocacy. Rogers Behavioral Health includes Rogers Memorial Hospital, Rogers Behavioral Health outpatient centers, Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation and Rogers InHealth.

Patrick R. Hammer serves as system president and CEO. A 16-member Rogers Behavioral Health System board oversees the clinical activities of the system,  including Rogers Memorial Hospital, Inc.

Rogers Memorial Hospital

Rogers Memorial Hospital began with a commitment from our founder, Dr. Arthur Rogers, to "provide quality health care for those suffering from mental illness." His vision lives on today. 

Accredited by the Joint Commission, Rogers Memorial Hospital is licensed as a psychiatric hospital by the State of Wisconsin. We have three Rogers Memorial Hospital campuses in the greater Milwaukee area in Brown Deer, Oconomowoc and West Allis—serving southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Depending on campus, you can access up to four levels of care: inpatient, residential, and two levels of specialized outpatient care—partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, which are day treatment options. We also have outpatient centers in Appleton, Kenosha and Madison. 

Together, the three hospitals offer 222 inpatient beds, making Rogers the largest provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare in Wisconsin. This includes dedicated units for children and teens, and specialized inpatient units for adolescent and adult eating disorder patients. 

Our flagship Rogers Memorial Hospital–Oconomowoc campus is home to eight residential programs renowned nationally, nestled within more than 50 acres of woods, lakeside and prairie in what’s known as Wisconsin’s lake country.  

Rogers Memorial Hospital Inc. is the legal entity for all clinical operations, including the specialty outpatient services in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. 

Rogers Behavioral Health Outpatient Centers 

Recognizing the need, Rogers now offers you convenient, local access to Rogers Behavioral Health expertise in a national network of specialty outpatient centers in a growing number of communities: 

Each location offers day treatment known as partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programming. This specialized outpatient care lasts for four to six weeks, on average, in sessions that are three to six hours per day. We work with your local providers for referral to this level of care. You can also step up or step down to these services in conjunction with our residential programs in Wisconsin. 

Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation

Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation supports our patients and our mission for the long-term. Through donations and fundraising, our Foundation supports our patients directly and through programming support, equipment purchase and capital projects. A separate 12-member board oversees its activities. 

Rogers InHealth

Rogers InHealth advocates to reduce stigma often associated with mental health and addiction. They use stories of lived experience and work in partnership with others, including the WISE coalition, to create resources for education and better understanding. 

Our Mission

We exist to offer exemplary behavioral healthcare services built on our century-long heritage.
We are dedicated to the delivery of quality care, using a skilled team approach that respects the dignity of each individual.
Our success is demonstrated in premier quality care, successful outcomes, financial integrity, personal and organizational growth, and community well-being.

Our Vision

To ensure that people with behavioral healthcare needs, and their families, have access to the highest quality of care and are able to experience hope and healing in their lives.

Our Values

We are united by our vision, mission and passion for behavioral healthcare.

We are committed to living our values in all aspects of our work, through our policies, behaviors and in all interactions. Through each of our employees and members of our boards, our values are modeled, experienced and realized by those we serve.

Two primary core values are our commitment to excellence and our belief that our employees are the key to our success. These two core values are realized through our supporting values of: honor, empowerment, capacity to innovate, ethics, collaboration, and fiscal stewardship.

Our History

Tucked among acres of woods and lakes in Wisconsin Lake Country, the Oconomowoc Health Resort opened in May 1907, founded by Arthur Rogers, MD, and his wife, Theresa. The two laid the foundation for what is now one of the country’s largest, private, independent behavioral health systems.

Dr. Rogers, a leader in the field of mental health in his time, understood mental illness as something you could treat. Early on, he pushed to offer innovative treatments, like the Baruch Hydrotherapeutic Plant for individualized bathing in spring water.

Shortly after the hospital’s opening, the building burned down. Dr. Rogers’ response? He sold stock to finance reconstruction and in the process added several outbuildings to house therapeutic services.

In 1930, he converted the hospital to a nonprofit charitable institution and renamed it the Rogers Memorial Sanitarium Corporation to honor his late wife. Mrs. Rogers would leave her own legacy: the beautiful gardens which drew people from miles around. Seeds from those original gardens remain part of today’s therapeutic landscaping at the Oconomowoc campus. 

In 1955, the name changed to Rogers Memorial Hospital when Owen Otto, MD, became chief of staff. In 1958, treatment of more seriously ill patients began after a new wing to the main building opened.

More recently, Dr. Rogers’ initial vision continued to thrive under the stewardship of David L. Moulthrop, PhD. Rogers was dangerously close to closing in the early 1990s, with few patients and one location. Moulthrop broadened the array of services with the addition of specialized residential centers which have become a hallmark of Rogers’ quality care. Dr. Moulthrop retired in 2012 as the president and CEO of Rogers Behavioral Health System, which then included two hospital campuses, five residential programs, and satellite outpatient locations in Madison, Kenosha and Brown Deer.

In 2012, Patrick Hammer was named CEO of a growing system. Recent years have seen the completion of new residential facilities and programs in Oconomowoc, the opening of a third hospital campus in Brown Deer, and the addition of a national network of specialized outpatient centers to further support mental health needs across the country.

From a history of humble beginnings to near closure, Rogers Behavioral Health looks to the future with confidence. It’s an incredible story of perseverance, commitment and an unwavering focus on serving patients in need of life-changing mental health and addiction treatment.

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Levels of care

We provide specialized care for mental health and addiction, with the benefit of multiple levels of care. 

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We have experienced, multidisciplinary teams across the country who are ready to help. 

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