Waukesha, Wis. – ProHealth Care announced today that it will establish a hospital in Mukwonago by expanding its medical campus there.
The new hospital will combine primary and specialty care, 24/7 emergency services, outpatient services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, laboratory services and a cancer center, all in one convenient location, improving access to acute care services for Mukwonago area families.
“We have been enhancing our services in Mukwonago for a number of years,” said Susan Edwards, ProHealth’s chief executive officer. “Now we’re ready to take a big step forward. We are excited to bring hospital services to residents of the Mukwonago area for the first time.”
Fred Winchowky, Mukwonago village president, said village residents have long wanted a hospital in the community.
“This is very welcome news,” he said. “People in the area will be able to receive hospital care close to home. And the hospital will bring new employment opportunities to our area.”
ProHealth Care’s Mukwonago campus is at 240 Maple Ave., near the intersection of Highway 83 and Interstate 43. It is easily accessible for patients from throughout Mukwonago and surrounding communities.
Construction of the $55 million project is expected to begin this summer and be completed by the end of 2019. The project will involve additions to the campus and the remodeling of existing space. Design work is underway.
The Mukwonago hospital will feature 24 inpatient rooms. All of the rooms will be private with features designed to promote healing and reduce stress.
The hospital is expected to add about 100 new jobs in the community. Nursing, surgical, maintenance, food service and other jobs will be among those added. ProHealth currently employs 210 people on the Mukwonago campus. A number of independent specialists also see patients on the campus.
“The hospital will combine advanced medical services and the latest technology with a state-of-the-art facility,” said Frank Szatkowski, MD, medical director of ProHealth’s Mukwonago emergency department and a Mukwonago resident. “This will be a great project for our organization and our community.”
ProHealth’s Mukwonago campus already is home to a wide variety of medical services. The ProHealth Medical Group clinic there offers primary care and walk-in care. Also on the campus are medical and radiation oncology at the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, an emergency department, cardiac diagnostics, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, mammography and laboratory services. These services will all continue to be offered without interruption during construction.
The following specialty services are now offered on the Mukwonago campus:
? Behavioral health
? General surgery
? Obstetrics and gynecology
? Occupational medicine
? Pulmonary medicine
The number of specialty services is likely to expand as the campus is transformed into a hospital.
The new hospital will be the fourth in the ProHealth system. ProHealth currently provides inpatient services at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital and ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin in Waukesha.
Intensive care and labor and delivery services will not be offered at the Mukwonago hospital. These services are available at the ProHealth hospitals in Waukesha and Oconomowoc.
The last major addition to the ProHealth campus in Mukwonago was a 66,000-square-foot emergency department, which opened in the summer of 2015. Construction is now underway on a 31,000-square-foot addition that will include new physician offices, procedure space and digestive health services. It is expected to open this fall.
ProHealth Care has engaged Eppstein Uhen Architects to design the Mukwonago hospital. As the project progresses, local patients will be invited to offer their ideas on design features and the delivery of care at the new hospital.
For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Medical Group, the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, Moreland Surgery Center, ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care, ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center and ProHealth Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.
Ann Dee Allen, Media Relations Strategist