APPLETON, Wis — A major expansion to healthcare is coming to the Fox Cities. On Wednesday at ThedaCare's Health Campus Encircle in Appleton, a new 144-million dollar construction project was presented to the public. Tonight NBC26 looks into what the new facility will offer.
Just off of Ballard Road in Appleton, a 230-thousand square foot expansion to the ThedaCare Campus is scheduled to kick off in the spring of 2020.
"What makes this unique is that this is a specialized orthopedic and spine hospital that is not available anywhere else that I am aware of in the region or in the state of Wisconsin,” says Imran Andrabi the President of the ThedaCare.
The new facility is said to focus on providing care to Wisconsin's aging population. A demographic that is more active than previous generations.
"People are healthier, more active, but then we need to have the expertise available in the community to take care of them as well," says Andrabi.
"As this community grows, as the population ages, there is going to be more and more need for this type of care," adds Steven Price of the Neuroscience Group.
The care provided at the new facility will focus on sport and spine related injuries, and providing their patients a one stop shop for the medical attention they need.
"They won't have to travel and they won't have to go to multiple locations to receive services. It will be all under one roof, one location," says Price.
"That will include an outpatient medical office building where all physicians will be able to see the patients at one time," says Andrabi.
The collaboration is a melding of ThedaCare, The Hand and Shoulder Center of Wisconsin and The Neuroscience Group. Which may be three different groups with different specialties, but they all have one overriding mission.
"People are healthier and more active but then we need to have the expertise available in the community, to take care of them as well," says Andrabi.
The new facility is scheduled to open in late 2021 adding an estimated 75 healthcare jobs to the community.