West Bend, Wis. — Media are welcome to attend a preview event for the new West Bend Surgery Center, 3212 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 5 – 7 p.m. on the Froedtert & MCW St. Joseph’s Hospital campus. The event is invitation-only for local leaders and not open to the general public.
A ribbon-cutting will take place at 5 p.m., followed by brief remarks from:
- Cathy Jacobson, president, Froedtert Health
- Jim Klauck, senior vice president of ancillary services, Froedtert Health
- Ken Schaff, executive director of ambulatory surgery centers, Froedtert Health
Attendees will then have the opportunity to tour the facility. Media are invited to interview Froedtert Health leaders and photograph the new facility.
The West Bend Surgery Center will open for patient care Tuesday, Sept. 3, at its new location on the St. Joseph’s Hospital campus. The West Bend Surgery Center is relocating from Vogt Drive on the West Bend Health Center campus, where it is currently located, to the St. Joseph’s Hospital campus because of the reconstruction of the West Bend Health Center. The current surgery center treated its last patient Friday, Aug. 16.
The 17,000-square-foot West Bend Surgery Center includes three operating rooms along with two procedure suites for ear/nose/throat, gastrointestinal, general, gynecologic, orthopaedic, plastic, and podiatry procedures. Moving to the new facility at St. Joseph’s Hospital will provide greater convenience to services while freeing up space at the West Bend Health Center campus to best compliment services in the West Bend region. The free-standing center is physically attached to the west side of St. Joseph’s Health Center on the hospital’s campus.
The two construction projects – the West Bend Surgery Center and the West Bend Health Center – constitute a combined $53 million economic investment by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in the West Bend area.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, founded in 1930 by local doctors, community leaders and the Sisters of the Divine Savior, is a full-service hospital serving residents of West Bend and Washington County. St. Joseph’s Hospital specializes in women’s health and birthing services, cancer care, surgical procedures and rehabilitation services. It’s part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network, which includes four community hospital campuses, more than 1,600 physicians and nearly 40 health centers and clinics, drawing patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation.