The city is moving forward with discussion on a proposed shared
municipal clinic, and the Finance Committee on Tuesday night
will decide what recommendation about the clinic to give the
Officials with Waukesha County and the Waukesha School District
have already approved an intergovernmental agreement for the
clinic, which is planned to be operated in the former Public
Health Building at
515 W. Moreland Blvd.
North Carolina-based HealthStat won the bid to operate the
clinic. The company projected the county, city of Waukesha and
Waukesha School District could save $8 million over five years.
While the health clinic proposal hasn’t always been without
controversy, it has come under increased scrutiny since a
presentation to the Common Council by Pro-Health Care last
ProHealth officials argued they could provide a better proposal
using facilities they have in the county, and the city has since
slowed its process for entering into the agreement.
Former Mayor Jeff Scrima was critical of the clinic after
ProHealth Care’s presentation, sending emails to all city
employees, saying that for the county to meet its projected cost
savings with the clinic, employees would be required to use only
“this county government clinic” for exams and other health
City Administrator Ed Henschel said for ethical reasons, he
wouldn’t allow Pro-Health Care to give a separate proposal to
the city without sending the whole project out for re-bid.
New Mayor Shawn Reilly criticized Scrima’s handling of the
clinic issue during the campaign, accusing him of potentially
costing the city more than a million in cost savings.
The Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room 207, City
201 Delafield St.