Racine County, WI — Advocate Aurora Health announced today their plans to expand access to top quality health care in Racine County, a region identified as one of the fastest growing areas in Wisconsin and the nation. A 96-acre site in the high-growth corridor at the northeast corner of I-94 and Hwy 20 in Mount Pleasant was obtained with the intent to build a hospital, two clinics and a medical office building; complementing the organization's strong established primary and specialty physician presence within the region.
“We look forward to serving this rapidly growing community by ensuring consumers have access to the right care at the right time in the right setting,” said Nick Turkal, MD, President and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health. “Thanks to the vision of our Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and clinical leaders, we are building for the future of how consumers want to experience health, whether it be in an ambulatory setting, hospital or from the palm of your hand.”
The proposed hospital will include a full spectrum of emergency and inpatient services. Plans also call for two additional primary care clinics in addition to the new hospital's medical office building that together will offer a variety of primary and specialty physician services and online access to serve area residents' and employers' growing need for high quality, affordable care.
“Growth in the Racine County corridor provides an immediate opportunity for Advocate Aurora Health to accelerate our population health efforts to deliver greater value for the communities and employers we are privileged to serve,” said Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO, Advocate Aurora Health. “We'll bridge the gap in services and leverage our two legacy systems' clinical expertise and fully integrated delivery models in the surrounding area.”
Construction is slated to begin in late 2018 with expected opening in 2021.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, and pediatrics. The organization also contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016.