Germantown, Wis. – Aurora Health Care today announced plans to expand patient access to specialty care in Germantown by converting its existing administrative office building on River Lane into a new medical office building and outpatient surgery center. Aurora intends on investing $38 million on the conversion project.
"We are excited to unveil our plans in Germantown, which will bring our high-quality, world-class care closer to home for many patients," said Carrie Killoran, president of Aurora's Milwaukee-north market. "Additionally, this repurposed facility will increase access to specialty care in an outpatient setting, which has proven to be more cost effective."
The facility will be an Aurora Health Center and offer a variety of new specialty and diagnostic care services. Spread over three floors, the new offerings will include outpatient surgery, women's health, orthopedics, cardiology, medical oncology and imaging. Estimates call for 140 caregivers to treat 350 patients each day at this location.
Construction for the project will primarily be contained inside the existing structure. External work will include the addition of an awning and minor changes to the parking lot layout.
This site is currently home to approximately 300 non-clinical, Aurora employees who are relocating to other facilities in the region. Construction at River Lane will begin in August, 2015 and is expected to continue for approximately one year.
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 90 communities 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, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 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.
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