Ascension Wisconsin today announced its plans to open a new health center in a retail building owned by HSA Commercial Real Estate in Greenfield, Wisconsin. The health center will provide access to primary, specialty, hospital and emergency services.
The 36,600-square-foot health center will house a small-scale hospital with emergency services and eight inpatient beds. The hospital will be owned and operated by Ascension Wisconsin Emerus JV, LLC, which is a joint venture between Ascension Wisconsin and Emerus Holdings.
The new hospital will operate 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year. It will be staffed by emergency medicine physicians, experienced nurses and clinical specialists dedicated to providing the same level of compassionate, personalized care found at Ascension Wisconsin and Emerus’ hospitals and clinics across the country. The facility will be fully licensed, CMS-accredited and in-network with most commercial providers. Medicaid and Medicare also will be accepted. This is the second facility of its kind that will be owned and operated under Ascension Wisconsin and Emerus’ joint venture.
Ascension Wisconsin will establish a primary and specialty care clinic and outpatient diagnostic imaging facility within the health center. Cardiology and electrophysiology will be provided to complement primary care services and the imaging center will include MRI, CT, ultrasound, mammography and x-ray services.
“We know that having convenient access to care is a priority for our patients and their families. This new health center provides an innovative way to integrate inpatient and outpatient services while keeping care close to home,” said Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Wisconsin. “We look forward to working with Emerus to make healthcare more accessible for the communities we’re privileged to serve.”
“We are continuing to find that our retail assets offer the convenience, visibility, and accessibility that healthcare providers value in serving their patient base,” said Tim Blum, executive vice president and managing director of the Retail Development Division with HSA Commercial Real Estate. “With that in mind, we are excited that Ascension Wisconsin has chosen to pioneer their innovative small-scale hospital model at our property in Greenfield, and we will be eagerly awaiting its opening.”
The health center project will create 50 to 70 new jobs. Construction is expected to begin in the spring, with a tentative opening of late summer 2021.