Two new hospitals, which will be part of the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) health network, will open in Pewaukee and New Berlin in the second half of 2020.
The Froedtert and MCW hospital in New Berlin will be within the current Froedtert and MCW Moorland Reserve Health Center, while the new Froedtert and MCW hospital in Pewaukee will be the first Froedtert and MCW location in the community, according to a news release.
"Changing the hospital model continues to be part of the necessary process of creating the health system of the future," said Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health. "We continue to explore how we can improve access to care, including bringing services to people where they are. Creating an integrated care delivery network includes making the best use of resources to meet patients' needs and providing care in the consumer-friendly ways they expect. This hospital model is part of that effort."
The Pewaukee location, 209 Pewaukee Road will be a licensed, accredited acute-care hospital, open around the clock, 365 days a year, and staffed with board-certified physicians and registered nurses. It will be about 18,100 square feet, have a seven-bed emergency department and be equipped with eight inpatient beds for patients requiring additional care, observation and testing, as well as lab, radiology and pharmacy services.
The Froedtert and MCW hospital in New Berlin, 4805 S. Moorland Road, will result from reconfiguring 16,900 square feet of existing Moorland Reserve Health Center space. The news release stated that up to nine new inpatient beds will be included to supplement the hospital’s seven emergency department beds, along with urgent care, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine offered through the health center.
"We see the inclusion of a small-scale hospital at the New Berlin site and the addition of the Pewaukee hospital as part of our continued goal of delivering the right care in the right place at the right time," Jacobson said. "We believe that expanding access points and care options across the communities we serve will help address capacity constraints at hospitals across our network."
Both hospitals will provide increased access to high-quality care, and lower-cost care, according to the release.
Medical College of Wisconsin emergency physicians and experienced registered nurses will staff each hospital, which is expected to see 20 to 25 patients per day and employ about 40 full- and part-time staff.
The addition of the hospitals in New Berlin and Pewaukee are just the latest small-scale hospitals announced in the Froedtert and MCW health network. The health network previously announced two new hospitals in Oak Creek and Mequon, which are planned to open in 2021.
They are part of a growing trend for "micro-hospitals" in the area.
Froedtert also announced recently that it would open a hospital in Brookfield.
Ryan Companies is the construction manager for Pewaukee, and CG Schmidt for New Berlin. Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is the architect for both hospitals.
Froedtert Health will lease the buildings.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel