Kenosha, Wis. – Aurora Health Care today announced plans to build an ambulatory surgery center and physician office building just west of Interstate 94 and Highway 50 near Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. The Kenosha Common Council approved the rezoning of property for the project on Wednesday.
The $130 million project will offer services including general surgery, orthopedics and urology. As many as 140 new professional health care jobs could be added as a result.
“As a longtime member of the Kenosha community, Aurora Health Care is always looking for better ways to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care,” said Doug Koch, president of Aurora’s Racine, Kenosha and Northern Illinois service area. “This facility will provide new and expanded services that will enhance patient access to the care they need.”
The chosen site is a 158-acre parcel located west of I-94 and the 122nd Avenue frontage road between 60th and 71st streets. The plan includes an approximately 100,000-square-foot ambulatory care center and a three-story, 100,000-square-foot professional office building. Future expansion on the site would be possible as the health care needs of the community continue to evolve. Additionally, the planning and design of the facility will preserve the site’s woodlands preserve and natural wetlands, allowing care to be provided in a natural and healing environment.
Additional services to be provided include primary care, rehabilitation services, imaging, laboratory services, occupational health, a variety of specialty care services and a pharmacy. A few additional approvals need to be obtained, and Aurora anticipates that work on site will begin this summer and the facility will tentatively open in early 2019.
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 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.
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