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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network opening hospitals in New Berlin and Pewaukee

Milwaukee, Wis. — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will open hospitals in both New Berlin and Pewaukee in the second half of 2020. The new Froedtert & MCW hospital in New Berlin will be located within the current Froedtert & MCW Moorland Reserve Health Center, while the new Froedtert & MCW hospital in Pewaukee will be the first Froedtert & MCW location in the community.

"Changing the hospital model continues to be part of the necessary process of creating the health system of the future," said Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health. "We continue to explore how we can improve access to care, including bringing services to people where they are. Creating an integrated care delivery network includes making the best use of resources to meet patients' needs and providing care in the consumer-friendly ways they expect. This hospital model is part of that effort."

The Froedtert & MCW hospital in New Berlin will result from reconfiguring 16,900 square feet of existing Moorland Reserve Health Center space. Up to nine new inpatient beds will be included to supplement the hospital's seven Emergency Department beds, along with urgent care, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine offered through the health center.

The new Froedtert & MCW hospital in Pewaukee will increase access to care locally as the first Froedtert & MCW facility within the community. Similar to the new hospital in New Berlin, the Pewaukee location will be a licensed, accredited acute-care hospital, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, staffed with board-certified physicians and registered nurses. The Pewaukee hospital will be approximately 18,100 square feet, have an eight bed Emergency Department and be equipped with nine inpatient beds for patients requiring additional care, observation and testing, as well as lab, radiology and pharmacy services.

"We see the inclusion of a small-scale hospital at the New Berlin site and the addition of the Pewaukee hospital as part of our continued goal of delivering the right care in the right place at the right time," said Jacobson. "We believe that expanding access points and care options across the communities we serve will help address capacity constraints at hospitals across our network."

Both hospitals will provide increased access to high-quality care, and lower cost care in an inviting, convenient setting close to home for both communities when sudden medical needs arise. Each of the hospitals will offer easy, around-the-clock access to emergency and inpatient care in a highly efficient setting, near where people live and work. In addition, each hospital's smaller size will simplify access to care and the availability of inpatient beds ensures appropriate, local services while reducing the need for patients to travel for care.

Medical College of Wisconsin emergency physicians and experienced registered nurses will staff each hospital, which is expected to see 20 to 25 patients per day and employ about 40 full- and part-time staff. Since both hospitals will be licensed, accredited acute-care hospitals, they will be part of the Froedtert & MCW health network, follow its care and quality protocols and be connected to its electronic health records system to ensure coordination of care.

The site for the Froedtert & MCW New Berlin hospital will be at the same location as the Froedtert & MCW Moorland Reserve Health Center, 4805 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin, Wis. The site for the Froedtert & MCW Pewaukee hospital will be 209 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, Wis. The addition of the hospitals in New Berlin and Pewaukee will be the third and fourth smallscale hospitals announced in the Froedtert & MCW health network. The health network previously announced two new hospitals in Oak Creek and Mequon, which are planned to open in 2021. 

Ryan Companies is the construction manager for Pewaukee, and CG Schmidt for New Berlin. Froedtert Health will lease the buildings through the partnerships.

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