Children’s Wisconsin is planning to establish a new clinic in Appleton, Wisconsin. The facility is conveniently located off I-41 on E. Evergreen Dr., just east of N. Ballard Road. The new building will accommodate the growing number of families who choose Children’s Wisconsin to treat their children. According to a news release, Children’s Wisconsin sponsors 50,000 visits by children from the northeast area each year. However, due to limited clinical space, only around 20,000 of those visits take place at clinics in the region. For the remaining 30,000 visits, families travel to a site in the Milwaukee area.
The new cutting-edge facility, intended for children, has the capacity to handle up to 70,000 visits each year, decreasing the need for families to drive to Milwaukee for appointments. The new 50,000-square-foot facility, which will integrate clinics now offered at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah and the Children’s Wisconsin Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center, will open this autumn. Children’s Wisconsin is collaborating on the new clinic with Hammes, Miron Construction Co, Inc., and Kahler Slater. Children’s Wisconsin will continue to operate its hospital within ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah, with a 22-bed, Level 3 NICU and a 20-bed pediatric inpatient unit that cares for over 1,700 children each year, including over 300 infants.
“Children’s Wisconsin delivers specialized health care to all children who require it in a way that only Children’s can.” With this new facility, we will be able to extend our present services and add new specializations. We’re expanding services closer to families’ homes to support our efforts to deliver more customized and integrated care,” said Gail Ostrander, vice president of northeast regional services at Children’s Wisconsin. Children’s Wisconsin, in addition to the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center, also operates the Child Advocacy Center of North Central Wisconsin and offers medical assistance to the Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center in Green Bay, which is managed by Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin.