ProHealth Care breaks ground on $55M facility, renovations

By Brandon Anderegg

Feb. 7, 2019

ProHealth broke ground Wednesday on its new $55 million hospital and renovations at the ProHealth Mukwonago medical campus, 240 Maple Ave. From left: John Woolever, MD, ProHealth Care; John Wimmer, ProHealth Care Foundation Board chair; Susan Edwards, president & CEO, ProHealth Care; Fred Winchowky, Mukwonago village president; Suzanne Kelley, president & CEO, Waukesha County Business Alliance.
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MUKWONAGO — Pro-Health Care staff and community members gathered at ProHealth’s Mukwonago medical campus Wednesday as the company broke ground on its new $55 million hospital and medical campus renovations.

The construction of the new space and the renovation of existing space will transform the Mukwonago campus into a 24-bed hospital, according to a press release.

“Waukesha County is a wonderful place to live and work, and the people of ProHealth Care are privileged to care for our friends and neighbors here,” Pro-Health Care CEO Susan Edwards said. “The project we’re celebrating today is part of our commitment to maintaining a strong, vibrant and independent health care system that will provide outstanding care for people in Waukesha County and surrounding communities for many years to come.”

ProHealth Care CEO Susan Edwards discusses the impact the new hospital will have on the community during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
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The new hospital will offer a wide range of medical services in an environment designed to enhance healing and reduce stress, according to a press release. The hospital is slated to open in the spring of 2020.

“As we open the new hospital, we will be adding about 100 new jobs in this community,” Edwards said. “That’s in addition to the more than 200 people already on this campus.”

ProHealth’s Mukwonago campus was expanded in 2015 with the opening of a 66,000 square-foot emergency department. The company recently constructed a 31,000-square-foot addition that includes new physician offices, procedure space and digestive health services.