Froedtert to build new West Bend Health Center
Project to begin this summer with completion in 2020

Daily News Staff

March 5, 2018

Shown is an artist's drawing released Friday that shows what the new Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin West Bend Health Center will look like when construction is completed in 2020. Work is expected to begin this summer to construct the 100,000-square-foot building on the southeast end of the current Health Center Campus at 1700 W. Paradise Drive. The existing building will be removed after the new facility opens.
Submitted rendering

Construction of a new Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin West Bend Health Center at 1700 W. Paradise Drive is scheduled to begin this summer.

Froedtert officials announced Friday the existing facility will remain open and operational while the health center is under construction on the southeast end of the campus. The building is slated to open in early 2020, pending city approval. The existing building will be removed after the new facility opens.

“This new health center is designed to make our patients feel comfortable from the moment they step inside,” said John Schreiber, MD, president of Froedtert and MCW Community Physicians, in a news release. “It will also better support technology and care processes that have developed since the West Bend Health Center was built in 1990 and position us well for future advancements.”

The three-story 100,000-squarefoot facility will be anchored by primary care physicians and other care providers in family medicine and internal medicine, offering extended primary care hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and same-day appointments. The facility will also provide space for many new services, including urgent care, occupational medicine, pain management, and an Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Center, including OrthoNow — a walk-in orthopaedic clinic for recent injuries, with ability to see an orthopaedic specialist immediately. A pharmacy with drive-thru service also will be added. Rehabilitation and sports medicine services, currently offered at several local sites, will be expanded and centralized at the West Bend Health Center campus.

Other services at the West Bend Health Center will include endocrinology, dermatology, ophthalmology and pediatrics and a retail optical shop. On-site lab and medical imaging services, including screening mammography, ultrasound, X-ray and CT will also be available.

As part of the Froedtert and MCW health network’s overall goal to provide cost-effective care in the most appropriate setting, Schreiber said dermatology and pediatric services will be relocated from the St. Joseph’s Health Center to the new building. In addition, gastroenterology, ENT/audiology, nephrology, neurology and rheumatology services will move from the current West Bend Health Center to St. Joseph’s Health Center. The West Bend Surgery Center will move to a newly constructed ambulatory surgery center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk.

“This investment in the West Bend Health Center campus underscores our long-term commitment to the health and quality of life of the people of West Bend and Washington County, and supports our philosophy of providing the right care in the right place at the right time,” Schreiber said.