Froedtert & MCW opens new community hospital in Oak Creek

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Residents of Oak Creek and surrounding communities have a new 24/7 emergency care and inpatient option at Drexel Town Square.

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin announced the facility will open on January 31 as Froedtert Community Hospital – Oak Creek, part of the Drexel Town Square Health Center.

A small-scale community hospital, the 17,000-square-foot facility will provide “easy, 24-hour access to emergency and inpatient care in a highly efficient setting,” according to a press release.

The emergency room offers seven beds with eight inpatient beds for patients who need additional observations or tests. The hospital also has a laboratory, pharmacy and imaging services. The facility is better equipped and more capable of handling a variety of treatments than an urgent or health care center.

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Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, said the COVID-19 pandemic “has reinforced the fact that access to safe, high-quality care close to home has never been better. important to our patients and the diverse communities we serve.”

This is Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s third community hospital in its network. The two others are in New Berlin and Pewaukee.

“Our continued investment in the community hospital model aligns with our commitment to providing access to academic medicine to the communities we serve and to delivering the right care in the right place at the right time,” she said. .

The community hospital will employ 40 full-time and part-time staff.

24/7 Emergency Department Plans were first approved in October 2020.

Contact Erik S. Hanley at (262) 875-9467 or [email protected]. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter at @ES_Hanley.

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