A big expansion at a Shawano medical clinic. Video by nbc26.comvideo
Construction begins this fall at Aurora Health Center in Shawano. The 10,000 square foot building will double in size to become a 20,000 square foot multi-specialty and diagnostic clinic. The expansion will include the addition of diagnostic and outpatient services in the Shawano community.
The expansion will build onto the east side of the current building. Normal clinic operations will continue during construction.
“Research shows that many in the Shawano community are traveling out of town for routine health care,” said Paul Summerside, MD, chairman of the board of managers for Aurora BayCare Medical Center and chief medical officer at BayCare Clinic. “This shows us that the community needs more health care options locally.”
“Expanding in the Shawano community makes sense for Aurora BayCare,” said Mary Beth McDonald, senior vice president of clinic operations for Aurora Health Care and Aurora BayCare Medical Center board member. “The community has asked for more health care options. Expanding the clinic will allow highly specialized physicians from Aurora BayCare Medical Center to provide care at a local level.”
Aurora BayCare Health Center in Shawano will offer more specialty services and diagnostics including:
- Physical therapy services
- Occupational therapy services
- Mobile MRI
- Digital mobile mammography
- 16-slice CT scanner
Over the next several years, the clinic will also further enhance specialty services in the Shawano market by offering more clinic appointment times for:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Aurora BayCare Health Center in Shawano will have direct access to all the resources of Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay including a level II trauma center, level III NICU, Aurora Cancer Care, the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center and a nationally accredited breast center.
Construction of Aurora BayCare Health Center in Shawano is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013. The public will be invited to an open house to see the new facility.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary health care, the latest in medical technology and superior service.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for more than 30 years.