Community Memorial

History

Community Memorial Hospital was founded by the citizens of the community to stand as a perpetual memorial to the courageous former residents of the Village of Menomonee Falls and the surrounding communities, who lost their lives in the military service of the United States.

Planning for the hospital began in 1957. With extensive support from business and community leaders, the hospital was built on 34 acres of farm land purchased for $68,000.

Hospital Construction in 1964On July 1, 1964, this vision became reality and the community’s first state-of-the-art health care facility opened. The hospital had 61 beds served by 70 staff members and 16 physicians. As the demand for health care services grew over the next decade, so did Community Memorial Hospital. By January 1970, the hospital had 133 beds and new patient care areas for obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery and intensive care. In 1977, the construction of a three-story nursing tower expanded the hospital to 208 beds.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Community Memorial Hospital continued to respond to the growing needs of the community by offering expanded health care services in all areas of care. Advancements in technology and patient care were implemented ensuring the residents of the Menomonee Falls area would have state-of-the-art care close to home.

In 2001, Community Memorial Hospital and Froedtert Hospital came together to form a regional hospital organization. Our organization grew in 2008 when we joined forces with St. Joseph’s Hospital and West Bend Clinic in West Bend and again in 2010 with the addition of Froedtert Health Medical Group (formerly Medical Associates) to form Froedtert Health.

Today, Community Memorial Hospital continues to serve the residents of Waukesha, Washington, Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties as a 202-bed acute care facility that provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 51 medical specialties.