Advocate Aurora Health celebrates construction of new Aurora Medical Center Sheboygan County

Neighbor Acuity Insurance makes single largest donation to Aurora Health Care Foundation to support health and wellness in the Sheboygan community

August 08, 2019

Kohler, Wis. – Advocate Aurora Health officials held a construction ceremony Wednesday for its planned medical center and medical office building in the Village of Kohler. The $324 million project is planned to offer services including women’s and children’s health services, cardiovascular, sports health/orthopedic care, surgery, wellness services, behavioral health and a wide offering of primary care services. The facility will include a large medical office building where patients will have convenient access to their physicians for follow-up appointments and clinic visits.

“For nearly a century, our current hospital, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, has been an integral part of the Sheboygan community and served us well, but as communities evolve, so too do their needs,” said Carrie Killoran, executive vice president, Advocate Aurora Health. “Now is the time for a new facility to create greater access to care for our growing communities we serve. The new medical center will continue to allow care to be kept here in the Sheboygan area.”

Contributing to that effort is Sheboygan-based Acuity Insurance, which was recognized for its $2.5 million donation to Aurora Health Care Foundation. The contribution is the largest single donation that Aurora has ever received. “Acuity Insurance has been a strong and vocal champion of our new medical center and we are humbled and honored by their generosity,” said Killoran.

“We live here. We work here. We want to support our community, and we want to be sure everyone has the best place to go for care to help you and your loved ones,” said Ben Salzmann, president and CEO of Acuity Insurance.

The site is on 56 acres along Interstate 43 north of Acuity Insurance and south of the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan. Advocate Aurora Health will lease the property from Kohler Co. Because of its pivotal role in the location of the new facility, Kohler Co. was recognized by Advocate Aurora Health for partnership and shared vision for the community.

“Kohler Co. is a valued partner and supporter of this project,” said Killoran. “We knew we had common ground with them in our shared passion and commitment for a healthy Sheboygan County.”

Construction on the new Aurora Medical Center Sheboygan County began in June. It will include a 345,000-square foot medical center and a 115,000-square foot medical office building and is expected to open in 2022.

“At Advocate Aurora Health, we believe that our ability to reimagine health care will only be enhanced as we work together as one purpose-driven team committed to helping people live well,” said Killoran. “This new medical center will help us deliver on that promise, and it’s a privilege to serve the community and employ so many local residents.”

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About Aurora Health Care:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 30 counties throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

About Advocate Aurora Health:
Advocate Aurora Health is the 9th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, and pediatrics. The organization also contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016.

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