Advocate Aurora Health is planning a $250 million development that will include a new hospital, two clinics and a medical office building northeast of I-94 and Highway 20 in Mount Pleasant.
The Milwaukee- and Downers Grove, Illinois-based health system said it has obtained a 96-acre site for the project, which will allow the system to increase its presence in Racine County. The site is about four miles north of where Foxconn will build a $10 billion LCD manufacturing campus that could eventually have 13,000 employees.
“We look forward to serving this rapidly growing community by ensuring consumers have access to the right care at the right time in the right setting,” said Nick Turkal, co-president and co-chief executive officer of Advocate Aurora Health. “Thanks to the vision of our board of directors, executive leadership team and clinical leaders, we are building for the future of how consumers want to experience health, whether it be in an ambulatory setting, hospital or from the palm of your hand.”
Plans call for a hospital that would offer a “full spectrum of emergency and inpatient services,” two additional primary care clinics, and a new medical office building that together would offer a variety of primary and specialty physician services and “online access to serve area residents’ and employers’ growing need for high-quality, affordable care,” the health care system said.
Construction is expected to begin later this year, with an expected opening in 2021.
“Growth in the Racine County corridor provides an immediate opportunity for Advocate Aurora Health to accelerate our population health efforts to deliver greater value for the communities and employers we are privileged to serve,” said Jim Skogsbergh, co-president and co-CEO of Advocate Aurora Health.
The development continues the health system’s growth in the Racine and Kenosha area. Aurora announced in February that it plans to build a $130 million ambulatory surgery center and physician office building in Pleasant Prairie. That project will be constructed on a 64-acre parcel at the northwest corner of 104th Street and 120th Avenue, just south of the site where German gummy bear-maker Haribo’s production facility will be built.
Other health care providers are also planning to add new facilities in the region. The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network announced recently it is planning a new small-scale “neighborhood hospital” across the street from its recently-opened health center on North Port Washington Road in Mequon. The 17,000-square-foot hospital will include a seven-bed emergency department and eight inpatient beds. It’s planned for a parcel of vacant land directly across the street from the Froedtert & MCW Mequon Health Center at 11430 N. Port Washington Road. The hospital will be a joint venture between Froedtert and Tandem Hospital Partners, a Houston, Texas-based firm that operates several other neighborhood hospitals across the country.