ProHealth Care announces $55 million Mukwonago hospital expansion

By Brandon Anderegg - Freeman Staff

May 17, 2018

An aerial shot of ProHealth Care Mukwonago shows the progress of the facility’s current expansion, a 31,000-squarefoot addition that will include new physician offices, procedure space and digestive health services expected to open this fall.
Submitted photo

MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care announced Wednesday that it will expand its medical campus on 240 Maple Ave. into a full hospital, offering a number of new services to Mukwonago- area residents and surrounding communities, according to a press release.

The hospital will combine primary and specialty care, 24/7 emergency services, outpatient services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, laboratory services and a cancer center, all in one location.

Construction of the $55 million project is expected to begin this summer and be completed by the end of 2019. The project will involve additions to the campus and the remodeling of existing space. However, the footprint of the project has not been determined since the expansion’s design is still under consideration, said Ann Dee Allen, ProHealth media relations strategist.

The Mukwonago hospital will have 25 inpatient rooms equipped with privacy features and other elements to promote healing and reduce stress. ProHealth Chief Executive Officer Susan Edwards said this is the company’s next big step in expanding services in the village.

“We have been enhancing our services in Mukwonago for a number of years,” Edwards said. “We’re excited to bring hospital services to residents of the Mukwonago area for the first time.”

The expansion is expected to add approximately 100 new jobs in the community. Nursing, surgical, maintenance, food service and other jobs will be among those added. The new hospital will be the fourth in the ProHealth system.

Fred Winchowky, Mukwonago village president, said residents have long wanted a hospital in the community.

“This is very welcome news,” Winchowky said. “People in the area will be able to receive hospital care close to home. And the hospital will bring new employment opportunities to our area.”

John Weidl, village administrator and economic director, added that news of ProHealth’s expansion is a testament to the company’s commitment to the community.

“Much like the Mukwonago Fire Department, Prohealth Care is making significant investments to ensure that our residents, employees, and visitors have access to a broad range of emergency and other medical services,” Weidl said.

The last major addition to the ProHealth campus in Mukwonago was a 66,000-square-foot emergency department, which opened in the summer of 2015. Construction is now underway on a 31,000square-foot addition that will include new physician offices, procedure space and digestive health services. It is expected to open this fall.