Aurora plans three big projects in region


Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care is planning three major facility projects in southeastern Wisconsin.

Aurora recently announced it plans to build a new, $324 million hospital in Kohler.

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
The Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center would be replaced by a new hospital in Kohler.

The hospital, which would replace the Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, would be built on a 56-acre site northwest of Union Avenue (County Road TT) and South Taylor Drive, between the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus and the Acuity corporate headquarters, along I-43.

The site is owned by Kohler Co. Aurora announced it has signed a letter of intent with Kohler Co. to lease the property. Aurora plans to build a hospital, outpatient surgery center and medical office building on the site. It plans to open the facility in 2021.

Aurora has been planning to replace the Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center at 2629 N. Seventh St. in Sheboygan for years, but the project has evolved, gotten bigger and been relocated.

“The greater Sheboygan community deserves the best, and we’re committed to delivering just that – high-quality, cost-effective care,” said Carrie Killoran, executive vice president of Aurora’s central region, which includes all of Sheboygan County. “We’ve been listening to the community and, with this new site, we hope to have an opportunity to provide state-of-the-art health care in a convenient, central location. We thank the Kohler Co. for making this parcel of land available, and we also look forward to working with the Village of Kohler and City of Sheboygan to help ensure the health care needs of both communities are met for generations to come.”

Aurora also is planning a $130 million medical office building and an outpatient care center west of I-94 in Kenosha. The project would include a 100,000-square-foot outpatient care center and a 100,000-square-foot, three-story medical office building. The outpatient center would include primary care, outpatient surgery, rehabilitation services, imaging, laboratory services, occupational health, specialty care and a pharmacy. The development is planned for five adjacent parcels along the frontage road west of I-94, between 60th (Highway K) and 71st streets.

Doug Koch, president of Aurora’s Racine, Kenosha and northern Illinois patient service market, said the system has a growing number of patients in the Kenosha area, which is why it wants to build the new facilities west of the interstate.

Finally, Aurora recently announced it will build a $55.5 million ambulatory surgery center and medical office building at the 84South mixed use development west of South 84th Street, between I-894 and West Layton Avenue, in Greenfield. The 130,000-square-foot, multi-story facility will include general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, GI, pain management and urology. An outpatient imaging center, sports health and rehabilitation, specialty physician clinic and dispensary pharmacy also are planned.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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