Groundbreaking for ProHealth Care heart and vascular center

By Hannah Weikel - Freeman Staff

Oct. 3, 2017

 Lis Molsbee, ProHealth director of heart & vascular care; J.J. Sherman, legislative aide to state Sen. Chris Kapenga; Shawn Reilly, Waukesha mayor; Ginger Kollmansberger, from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office; Susan Edwards, chief executive officer of ProHealth Care; Suzanne Kelley, president and CEO of Waukesha County Business Alliance; Paul Farrow, Waukesha County executive; Antwayne Robertson, director of Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services.
Hannah Weikel/Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA — Construction will begin soon for ProHealth Care’s new heart and vascular center on the Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon near the future site to commend doctors and ProHealth administration on the newest addition to the health care provider’s outpatient services.

Several county officials attended and spoke to a crowd of about 100 people before shovels sent sprays of earth flying in the west side parking lot of the hospital while cameras clicked.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow spoke about the growth he is able to witness in the county and said ProHealth provides quality of life to residents everywhere.

Farrow compared the services Pro-Health Care provides to Waukesha County to a heart, which pumps blood and keeps up essential functions.

Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly spoke about his large family that grew up in Waukesha, and how he and all eight of his siblings were born at Pro-Health Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He said the growth and success of Pro- Health is very dear to his heart and the economic growth in the city of Waukesha is a “feather in his cap.”

The yet-to-be-built 37,000-square-foot building will be constructed on the west side of the hospital.

The building will bring together all of ProHealth Heart and Vascular Care’s outpatient services on the Waukesha Memorial campus. It will include: 28 examination rooms for use by cardiologists; cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular specialists; non-surgical diagnostic services for heart and vascular disease; a new cardiac rehabilitation gym and equipment; a conference room for patient education and programming, including a kitchen to teach heart-healthy cooking.

Heart and vascular surgery, related interventional services and inpatient care will continue to be provided within the hospital.