New Heart Hospital of Milwaukee ready for patients
The Glendale-based Heart Hospital of Milwaukee started treating patients Oct. 14. Construction of the 66,000-square foot hospital at 375 W. River Woods Parkway was recently completed.
"We’re excited to have met our construction goals on time," said John Antes, president and chief executive officer of the Heart Hospital of Milwaukee.
The $35 million facility is on 12 acres of land in a corporate park along Port Washington Road between Hampton Avenue and Capitol Drive.
The hospital is owned and operated by local physicians and MedCath Corp, a publicly held company based in Charlotte, N.C.
The building was designed by the Charlotte-based Odell architecture firm and constructed by CG Schmidt Inc. of Milwaukee.
The Heart Hospital includes:
— 32 single-patient intensive-care rooms
— three operating suites
— three catheterization laboratories
— a four-bed emergency room with round-the-clock emergency service
— eight day-patient suites
— a full-service cafeteria
— and services for radiology, pharmacy and other laboratories.
The hospital includes $14 million in medical technology, including GE Medical Systems’ Innova 2000, an all-digital X-ray cardiovascular imaging system.
The hospital has a staff of approximately 195 physicians and other employees.
While the hospital is complete, construction is under way on an adjacent two-story, 45,000-square-foot medical office building that will provide access for Heart Hospital of Milwaukee patients and family members for inpatient and outpatient care.
The Glendale hospital is MedCath’s ninth in the nation, with four more under design or construction.