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September 21 2017

ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital project will expand surgical suites

ProHealth Care is embarking on another new construction project at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. The project will renovate and increase space for surgical procedures and support services. ProHealth  also will build a new loading dock, warehouse and space for mechanical equipment.

Construction on the multi-year project is expected to cost a total of $34 million and be completed by the end of 2019.

“This is an exciting step forward for the hospital and the greater Oconomowoc community,” said Ken Price, chief operating officer. “By expanding our space, we will be able to accommodate more orthopedic and general surgery patients and enhance their experiences at the hospital. The space will be roomier, more functional and more inviting.”

Price said surgeries will continue to be scheduled at the hospital during construction. 

When completed, the project will add a total of 21,168 square feet to three floors of the hospital:

  • A 6,356-square-foot addition on the southwest side of the first floor will allow ProHealth to optimize surgical space. Interior renovations will result in eight enlarged operating rooms and more recovery space for surgical patients. It will also create efficiencies for surgical support functions and sterile equipment processing.

  • Work on the second floor will include the addition of 4,413 square feet of permanent loading dock and warehouse space on the south side of the building.

  • A third-floor addition of 7,399 square feet directly above the new permanent loading dock will be dedicated to mechanical equipment and operations of the facility.

Work will begin on the north side of the building with a new roadway to facilitate construction and the addition of a temporary loading dock.

ProHealth Care is working with Eppstein Uhen Architects, Graef and IMEG on the project.

The hospital was built in 1952. Much of the original building was replaced during a major project in 2008 and 2009 that included a new inpatient tower, dining area, conference center, patient and waiting rooms, and other renovations. Additional upgrades and enhancements have been made since that time.

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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.