Emergency medical department may be coming for New Berlin Froedtert health center
15,000-square-foot addition could be open by fall 2016

By Matt Masterson - Freeman Staff

Nov. 21, 2014

The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin.
Submitted photo

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 8 p.m.

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.

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