Building out

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:41 pm

Several hospitals in the Milwaukee area have built new or expanded facilities in recent years including:

• Columbia St. Mary’s is consolidating its two east side hospitals with a $417 million project at its St. Mary’s campus on Lake Drive. The new 10-story, 835,000-square-foot hospital at the corner of Lake Drive and North Avenue will have 513 private patient rooms, a 32 percent reduction in the number of combined beds at Columbia St. Mary’s two existing hospitals. Columbia St. Mary’s says the consolidation will save it $19 million in operating costs each year. The project also includes a 162,000-square-foot medical office building, which will include a 40,000-square-foot cancer center and a 155,000-square-foot medical office building.

• Aurora Health Care plans to build a new, $166 million 88-bed hospital in Oconomowoc. In 2004, Aurora completed construction of a $182 million, 12-story Heart Tower addition at St. Luke’s Medical Center on the south side of Milwaukee.

• Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa is building a $120 million expansion, which will include a 173,000-square-foot cancer center, 67,000 square feet of new clinical space, additional office space and an 8,000-square-foot emergency department.

• Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is building a 275,000-square-foot, $80 million hospital on a 55-acre site in Franklin at the northwest corner of South 27th Street and Oakwood Road.

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