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October 3 2017
 

ProHealth Care to start construction on heart and vascular center in Waukesha

ProHealth Care ceremoniously broke ground on Oct. 2 for a new building that will consolidate its heart and vascular teams and related outpatient services on the ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus. Construction will begin in the coming weeks and is expected to take a year.

The groundbreaking event included remarks by Susan Edwards, CEO of ProHealth Care; Kooroush Saeian, MD, ProHealth Care cardiologist and physician leader for heart and vascular care; Paul Farrow, Waukesha County executive; Shawn Reilly, City of Waukesha mayor, and others.

“This new building will set the stage for us to further enhance the care and service we provide,” Edwards said. “The healing environment will benefit both our patients and our care providers.”

“Our new facility will advance an already exceptional patient experience,” Saeian added. “Every aspect was designed with the comfort and convenience of our patients and their families in mind.”

The single-story, 37,000-square-foot building will be located to the west of Waukesha Memorial. The main entrance will be on the east side of the building. On the south side, the building will be connected to the hospital by an underground walkway and also to an adjoining parking structure. It was designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects of Milwaukee.

The new building will feature:

  • 28 exam rooms staffed by a multidisciplinary team of providers, including

    • Interventional and non-interventional cardiologists

    • Vascular specialists

    • Cardiothoracic surgeons

    • Electrophysiologists

    • Specialty advanced practice providers

  • Specialty clinics for structural heart, vascular and arrhythmia care

  • Dedicated areas for diagnostic services, including

    • Cardiac and vascular ultrasound

    • Stress testing with nuclear scanning capability

    • Testing for heart and vascular disease

  • A cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation gym, including:

    • A walking track

    • Space for yoga and strength-training classes

  • A conference room for patient education and programming, including:

    • A demonstration kitchen for heart-healthy cooking classes

    • Online connectivity

  • Monitoring rooms for staff who provide services to patients with electronic medical devices

  • Offices for administrative and support services

  • Ease of access, with dedicated ground-level parking for patients and families and a covered patient drop-off area

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

ProHealth Heart & Vascular Care provides cardiac and vascular interventions, cardiothoracic surgery, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and treatment of structural heart and valve problems and vascular disease. Services are provided by a team of more than 300 professionals including cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, specialized nurses, and cardiovascular and cardiac rehabilitation experts.

In addition to Waukesha Memorial, the services of ProHealth Heart & Vascular Care also are provided at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and the ProHealth Medical Group clinics in Brookfield, New Berlin, Mukwonago, Muskego and Pewaukee.

Pictured from left to right: Shawn Reilly, City of Waukesha mayor; Ginger Kollansberger, regional director for Sen. Ron Johnson; Susan Edwards, CEO of ProHealth Care; Suzanne Kelley, president & CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance; Paul Farrow, Waukesha County executive; and Antwayne Robertson, director of county health and human services.

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For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Medical Group, the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, Moreland Surgery Center, ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care, ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center and ProHealth Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.