A sample of some hospital expansion projects in the area:


St. Mary’s Hospital, Ozaukee County (Mequon): A 107,000-square-foot addition and 36,000-square-foot renovation project will cost $38 million. Construction began in August, 2000. The addition is scheduled to be completed in February, 2002. The renovation should be completed by the end of 2002.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Washington County (West Bend): Plans are in the works for a new hospital. The cancer and mental health centers would remain at the current hospital, along with some administrative departments. Sites in West Bend and just outside of the city, as well as the current site, are being considered. Cost and size of the project have not been determined.
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Waukesha County (Oconomowoc): Construction of a new radiology unit began in April and is scheduled to open in January, 2002. The addition is part of a 5-year, $26.5 million expansion and renovation project. Also, a 22,000-square-foot clinic is being built in the Oconomowoc Corporate Center. Construction of the $3.2 million clinic began in June and is scheduled to be completed in January, 2002.
Community Memorial Hospital, Waukesha County (Menomonee Falls): Construction of a 40,000-square-foot heart and vascular center and a 37,000-square-foot women’s health center began in June and is scheduled to be completed in late 2002 or early 2003. Total project cost, $60 million.
Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, Waukesha County (Brookfield): 9,000 square-feet of above-ground and 8,000-square-feet of subterraneal additions are being built at a cost of $7 million. Additions will house new operating suites and a new Center for Digestive Health. Construction began in fall of 2000 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2002.
Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha County (Waukesha): A 200,000-square-foot addition will include a cardiology unit, birthing center and pediatric unit. Cost of the project is $60 million. The addition is scheduled to open in spring, 2003.
St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee County (Milwaukee): A 430,000-square-foot, $180 million addition will house a 280-room cardiac center. Construction is scheduled to begin in October and be finished by 2004. The project, a 12-story tower, will be the third tallest building in Milwaukee. It is one of the largest construction projects in the state, second only to the renovation of the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field.
Aurora Women’s Pavilion, Milwaukee County (West Allis): The 207,000-square-foot building will be connected to West Allis Memorial Hospital. Construction of the $80 million project began in May, 2000 and is scheduled to be completed in April, 2002.
Aurora Health Center, Ozaukee County (Port Washington): Construction of the 11,300 square-foot building began in March, 2001 and was completed in June. The clinic includes family practice, pharmacy, x-ray, mammography and occupational health services. A cost estimate was unavailable.
St. Catherine’s Hospital, Kenosha County (Pleasant Prairie): The hospital is being rebuilt and expanded to be a 272,000-square-foot facilities including the Joseph F. Andrea Regional Cancer Center, a kidney center and the H.E. Sommer Women’s Health Center. Construction is scheduled to begin in October and completed by July, 2002. A cost estimate was unavailable.
All Saints-St. Mary’s Medical Center, Racine County (Racine): Construction of St. Luke’s Health Pavilion, a 174,000-square-foot addition, began in March, 2001 and is scheduled to be completed spring, 2003. The cost of the project is $39 million. The addition will include the St. Luke’s Center for Women and Children. Also, two floors of office space totaling 40,000-square-feet is being added to the hospital. The $9 million project began in March, 2001 and is scheduled to be completed in spring, 2002.
Aug. 17, 2001 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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