The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare this week opened the first YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Village in the Milwaukee area on the site of the Rite-Hite Family YMCA at 9250 N. Green Bay Road in Brown Deer.
The facility includes a new 60,000-square-foot, three-story medical building connected by a common lobby to the north side of the Rite-Hite Family YMCA (formerly Schroeder Branch YMCA).
The medical building, called Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Brown Deer, houses physician offices, full service imaging including nuclear and stress tests, physical therapy, an endoscopy suite, pain management center, and a laboratory.
The Rite-Hite Family YMCA building recently underwent an extensive renovation. The branch offers individual and family programs including fitness, aquatics, pre-school, day camp, family and teen programs.
The Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center is also located at the YMCA Healthy Lifesytle Village campus.
“From the very inception of this partnership we have been working with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in order to provide relevant and innovative programs to our members and the community as a whole,” said Bob Yamachika, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. “Our newly renovated Rite-Hite Family YMCA provides members and the community the opportunity to live healthier in spirit, mind and body, and their options are enhanced through the offerings at Wheaton.”
“This one-of-a-kind collaboration with our YMCA partners gives us tremendous opportunities to establish creative programs to help families become proactive in managing their health,” said John D. Oliverio, president and CEO for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. “It’s exciting that patients have the chance to improve their medical outcomes with the help of our physicians and YMCA experts. We have been very proud to be a part of this exciting venture since its inception. This new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to bring the latest in comprehensive care to our patients and the community at large. We look forward to working closely with our partners at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in helping families and individuals create realistic and sustainable healthy lifestyle plans which can have a big impact on general health as well as improve management of chronic illness.”