Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center Opens in Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center opens Jan. 13, bringing a full complement of services ranging from simulated sports training to onsite treatment options to Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities. Located off U.S. 41/45 and Pilgrim Road, the health network’s newest specialty health center will occupy 42,500 square feet of a 90,000-square-foot building shared with the Wisconsin Athletic Club, owner of the site. Ryan Companies built the $14 million facility.

Community members are invited to attend the Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center Open House on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will give area residents an opportunity to meet physicians, take an exclusive tour and enjoy refreshments.

"This new facility enables us to bring together a comprehensive lineup of orthopaedic, sports medicine, spine and rehabilitation experts so patients can easily access a variety of diagnostic and treatment options in one central location,” said Dennis Pollard, chief operating officer of Froedtert Health. ”Offering an extensive range of services, along with the availability of specialists connected with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin academic medical center, allows us to effectively treat just about every musculoskeletal injury or condition.”

Specialists at the health center will include board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, spine surgeons, chiropractors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, medical assistants and other clinic support staff. The health center was designed using Lean principles, resulting in more effective and efficient use of space. This workflow design promotes integrated care, efficient communication, optimal patient privacy and convenience.

"Our newest specialty health center will offer outpatient orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine care services all with an exceptional patient experience in mind," said Mark Lodes, MD, president of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians. "From a gym-like sports simulation room to unique workflow designs in patient care areas, this facility merges the latest in technology with convenience for the best possible outcomes."

Sports medicine will offer a wide variety of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine/athletic training areas. The area itself features an indoor sports simulation room with a 1,000-square-foot, turf-like field to mimic an athlete’s actual field of play. A state-of-the-art therapy pool with in-pool steps and an electric lift offers a unique aquatic treatment setting for physical rehabilitation. The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin SpineCare suite, one of the health network’s four SpineCare locations, features eight exam rooms, a separate rehab gym, and on-site rehabilitation or procedural treatment capabilities

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center is located just north of US 41/45 and Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls. Information and appointment scheduling are available by calling 1-800-DOCTORS, or learn more at froedtert.com/pilgrim.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health care network is made up of Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics. Joining the capabilities of an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College deliver highly coordinated, cost-effective health care to residents of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. The network’s three hospitals have 772 staffed beds, nearly 40,000 annual admissions and more than 900,000 annual outpatient visits. For more information, visit froedtert.com.