Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in partnership with The Next Door Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Milwaukee children and families build the educational and life skills they need to succeed, recently opened a new Pediatric Primary Care and Dental Center at 2545 N. 29th St., in Milwaukee.
Children’s Medical Group-Next Door Pediatrics, a member of Children’s Hospital and Health System, has provided medical care to children in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood since 1999, now, the primary care center will be housed in a separate building alongside a pediatric dental center.
“More than 70 percent of Wisconsin’s low-income children go without oral health care, and poor oral health has a significant impact on a child’s overall health, well-being and ability to learn,” said Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System. “The Next Door Foundation and Alderman (Willy) Hines has been instrumental in making this vital project a reality.”
The 7,700-square-foot center was designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects and built by KBS Construction. Funding was provided in part through private donations from Delta Dental of Wisconsin, The Harley-Davidson Foundation, Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, KBS Construction and N.J. Staunt Larson.
“The expanded facility, combined with new dental services, will allow us to fulfill a broader range of health care needs for the children in our community,” said Carol Keintz, executive director of the Next Door Foundation. “The Next Door Foundation is proud to extend our long-term collaboration with Children’s Hospital.”