Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin announced Wednesday
it will donate $12 million for the creation of a
22,000-square-foot health care clinic on Milwaukee’s near south
side in partnership with the Sixteenth Street Community Health
Centers to reach one of the county’s most medically underserved
percent of the $15 million investment from the health network
will go toward the clinic, according to the announcement. The
remaining $3 million will be distributed to high-need areas in
Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington counties based on medically
underserved populations in those counties.
academic medical center and regional health network, our mission
is to advance the health of the communities we serve,” said
Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of
Froedtert Health, in a statement. “This is an investment in our
community for the long term, intended to achieve a sustained
impact that will truly make a difference in people’s lives. We
will partner with the Sixteenth Street team every step of the
site has yet to be identified, but a community health needs
assessment indicated that Milwaukee’s 43rd Street corridor just
south of Miller Park is an area of significant need, according
to the announcement. Plans call for identifying and purchasing a
site by the end of the year with completion in 2017 and the
clinic’s opening that same year. When in full operation, the
clinic would serve about 12,000 patients each year who are
currently without needed care.
overwhelmed by this gift and what it means to our ability to
help people who depend on us,” said Dr. Julie Schuller,
executive vice president of Sixteenth Street Community Health
Centers, in a statement.
federally qualified health center, we have years of experience
bringing care to those who need it. The new clinic will greatly
expand our current capacity and give people a place to get
medical care, behavioral health and supportive social services
in their neighborhood.
working with Froedtert & MCW, we can expand our offerings and
care coordination in new ways and deepen our strong commitment
to quality and service.”
to primary care provided by Sixteenth Street physicians, the new
clinic will provide specialty care, cancer prevention and
education, and access to cancer clinical trials through MCW
physicians and the Froedtert & MCW academic medical center. It
will also be a medical education site for MCW.
Street Community Health Centers currently operates three clinics
in Milwaukee County and one in Waukesha County.