Children’s Hospital opens new Jackson clinic
West Bend location to move in November

By JOE VANDELAARSCHOT - Daily News

Sept. 15, 2017

Registered Nurse Chelsea Kandel, Medical Assistant Renada David and Pediatric Physician Dr. Ken Strzelecki pose for a photo Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Jackson Pediatrics. The clinic off of Highway 60 opened Thursday.
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Children have a new location for medical treatment in Washington County. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is expanding with the opening of a new primary care pediatrics clinic in Jackson. The new clinic quietly opened its doors in late July, but formally opened Monday after the arrival of added new staff.

In November, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatrics-West Bend is also moving and changing its name to West Bend Pediatrics. The new location, at 611 Veterans Ave., Suite 106, is less than 10 minutes from the current location.

“The new site will be more centrally located,” said Dr. Smriti Khare, president of Children’s Medical Group. “It will allow us to increase the number of providers and deliver better care to the families of West Bend.”

Khare said Jackson Pediatrics looks forward to providing the compassionate and dedicated medical care that the families of Jackson, Hartford and West Bend have come to expect from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

“Being connected to the pediatric experts at Children’s Hospital gives Jackson Pediatrics the ability to draw upon those resources to provide the highest level of care possible,' said Khare.

The exterior of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Jackson Pediatrics in seen Thursday.
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The new Jackson clinic is located just off Highway 45 at Main Street near Culver's and will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The services there include wellness visits, sick visits, sports physicals, vaccines and other general pediatric care. The clinic is staffed by Kenneth Strzelecki, DO, and Sandra Schaefer, MSN, CPNP.

Strzelecki joined Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Sept. 11, 2017. He received his osteopathic medicine degree from Michigan State University in 2008 and completed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan in 2012. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric advanced life support, present basic life support and present neonatal resuscitation.

With two young children, Strzelecki knows firsthand the ups and downs of parenting which has influenced his practice style.

“I believe a great pediatrician is first and foremost a trusted friend to patients and their families. The best part of my job is being there to watch children grow and thrive, while also helping parents navigate the sometimes chaotic and stressful task of raising healthy kids,” said Strzelecki. “I’ve developed particular interests in assisting families with chronic illnesses. I also take pride in being a relatable, committed pediatrician who provides exceptional care for my patients.”

Schaefer joined Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in January. She received an associate degree in nursing from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1991, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Phoenix in 2000 and a master’s degree in nursing from University of Central Florida in 2003. She is a certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. As one of nine kids, Schaefer knew early on she wanted to dedicate her life to kids.

“My passion for children has never wavered,” Schaefer said. “My goal is to help them have the best life possible using their God-given gifts.”

For more information or to schedule appointments at the Jackson location, patients can visit chw.org/Jackson or call 262423-4800. For West Bend Pediatrics, patients can visit chw.org/westbendpeds or call 262-353-4460.