Aurora Health Care Announces Plans to Increase Patient Access at Aurora West Allis Medical Center

January 08, 2016

West Allis, Wis.Aurora Health Care today announced plans to construct an additional parking ramp on the Aurora West Allis Medical Center campus, increasing convenience for patients, visitors and employees. The structure will double spaces available in the existing west-side ramp to approximately 1,200.

"We're excited to be making this investment on the Aurora West Allis campus," said Rick Kellar, president of the medical center. "We believe it will create better accessibility to the hospital, including the Women's Pavilion, and help reduce parking congestion that occurs during peak hours."

Additionally, the ramp will improve pedestrian safety, as visitors will not need to cross busy city streets to access the building or drive throughout the campus in search of a parking space.

The planned structure will be four levels and will be constructed to fit in well with its surroundings, including aesthetically pleasing design elements, landscaping and lighting features. The plan calls for work to begin within a few months and completed by early 2017.

About Aurora West Allis Medical Center:
Aurora West Allis Medical Center is a non-profit, community service hospital, founded by the City of West Allis in 1961. The hospital offers a complete range of primary and acute care programs, and serves as a tertiary care center for women's health services. It provides care to residents of West Allis and the surrounding communities, through nearly 13,000 inpatient admissions and 140,000 outpatient visits annually. Over 2,100 caregivers are employed 950 physicians are on staff on campus.

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 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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