Froedtert & Medical College opens health center in Brookfield

Calhoun Health Care Center located on site of former Venice Club restaurant

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Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin opened a new, 15,000-square-foot health center at 1905 N. Calhoun Road in Brookfield on Monday.

A rendering of the Calhoun Health Center in Brookfield.
A rendering of the Calhoun Health Center in Brookfield.

The health center, called the Calhoun Health Center, is located within a 23,700-square-foot medical office building built by commercial real estate developer Irgens across the street from Brookfield City Hall on the site of the former Venice Club restaurant.

Irgens announced Froedtert & MCW would be the building’s anchor tenant in March and broke ground on the development in April.

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The Calhoun Health Center is staffed by five physicians and offers genetic counseling, laboratory and radiology services, ultrasound imaging and 3-D mammography. The health care partnership between Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College plans to add consultation services for high-risk pregnancies and primary care service later this year.

“The Calhoun Health Center responds to continuing strong demand for our services in Waukesha County,” said Mark Lodes,  president, Froedtert & MCW Community Physicians, in a statement.

The five physicians at the new center were previously located at the Froedtert & MCW OB/GYN LifeTime clinic less than half a mile north at 17280 W. North Ave. #200.

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Irgens acquired the Venice Club about a month after it closed in 2014. The Venice Club was an iconic restaurant with a long presence at Summerfest that opened in downtown Milwaukee in 1947 and moved to Brookfield in 1983. The developer is leasing another 3,100-square-feet of space at the building to Bubon Orthodontics, which is opening to patients this month. An additional 5,800-square-feet of space is still available for lease.

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