The Froedtert & Medical College
of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center in New
NEW BERLIN - A new, full-service
emergency medical department addition appears to be in
the works for the Froedtert & Medical College of
Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin.
In an email to The Freeman, Froedtert
Media Relations Director Kathleen Sieja said the
proposed 15,000-square-foot renovation onto the existing
137,000-square-foot medical office building is still
awaiting approvals from the state as well as the New
Berlin Plan Commission.
If the plan goes through, she expects to
break ground in spring 2015 with a targeted completion
in fall 2016.
“Moorland Reserve Health Center opened
last October, and overall response, including urgent
care visits, has exceeded our expectations,” she said.
“Also, the emergency department at Froedtert Hospital
sees many patients from the New Berlin area, so that
factored into our decision to build.”
Earlier this month, building material
samples and colored renderings were reviewed by New
Berlin’s Architectural Review Committee, which also
discussed the idea for a possible future addition in
conjunction with the current planned addition before
issuing an unanimous approval.
Sieja said a full-service emergency
department at Moorland Reserve would offer New Berlin
locals and residents from the surrounding area
convenient, around-the-clock access to care.
The existing facility currently staffs 77
physicians and 106 clinical and support personnel,
according to the plan of operation, while 23 more
physicians and support personnel are expected to be
hired following completion of the addition.
The emergency medical department portion
is planned to run 24 hours per day, seven days per week
with a majority of patients expected between 7 a.m. and
Currently the Health Center offers
primary and urgent care in addition to specialty care
services including cardiology, cancer, dermatology, eye,
gastroenterology and urology.
According to New Berlin’s website, the
use, site, and architecture request for the medical
office building addition will be on the agenda for the
Dec. 1 Plan Commission meeting.