Construction of the new Marshfield Clinic facility in Stevens Point will start in September.
A groundbreaking ceremony kicking off construction will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the 4100 Highway 66 location (near the airport). The event is open to the public.
Marshfield Clinic President Dr. Brian Ewert will serve as emcee. Confirmed speakers include Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson; Stevens Point residents Chuck Nason, representing the Clinic’s National Advisory Council, and Bill Fonti, representing the Clinic’s Development Committee; and Portage County Business Council Executive Director Lori Dehlinger.
“Marshfield Clinic is very pleased to have a more significant presence in Stevens Point and Portage County,” Ewert said. “The Clinic has had a presence in the community since 1988, when the Stevens Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center became part of the Clinic’s regional system. This building literally cements the Clinic’s commitment to the community and to people who will seek their health care here.”
The new center, expected to open in October 2013, is being designed by HGA of Minneapolis. General contractor is The Boldt Company of Appleton, with a location in Stevens Point.
The Stevens Point Center building project will cost about $18.5 million, including land, infrastructure and equipment. It will house 17 providers and a total of 50 employees.
Services provided at this location include walk-in care, along with specialty services such as cardiology, dermatology, nephrology, ophthalmology/optometry, oral surgery, podiatry, rheumatology, physical therapy, lab and infusion therapy. Outreach services for both adults and children will continue to be added as opportunities to serve are identified.
Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care – Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology practices will remain at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital.
The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education with more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.