Gold Cross Selects David Rae as New Operations Director

Gold Cross Ambulance Service is pleased to announce that David W. Rae, a paramedic and a registered nurse, has been named operations director for the regional ambulance service. Rae previously worked at Gold Cross as a paramedic, and returns from ThedaCare Medical Center-New London where he is manager of acute care services.

“Dave’s experience as a paramedic and a registered nurse gives him a great understanding of how we coordinate pre-hospital care with in-hospital emergency care,” said Mark Fredrickson, Gold Cross’s incoming executive director. “We’re excited that he is bringing his knowledge and experience as a nursing manager back to Gold Cross to continue to develop our great staff.”

Rae started his career as a Gold Cross paramedic. After 13 years as a paramedic, he returned to school for a nursing degree. He spent the last nine years at two ThedaCare hospitals, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London and Shawano Medical Center, and is skilled in hospital care protocols and the delivery of high-quality care. Along with Affinity Health System, ThedaCare owns Gold Cross.

Rae will assume the operations director role at Gold Cross beginning Feb. 1, 2015.

Gold Cross Ambulance provides paramedic-level care for 911 medical emergencies, and non-emergency transport services to more than 260,000 people in 1,200 square miles of portions of Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet and Waupaca counties, responding to more than 17,000 calls each year. It also brings EMS expertise to the region through its management services, making it the only not-for-profit, regional ambulance service in the state. Gold Cross Ambulance is jointly owned by Affinity Health System and ThedaCare. To learn more about Gold Cross Ambulance, visit

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