MILWAUKEE, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Health Care today announced it has signed a letter of intent with Kohler Co., initiating a process which would allow Aurora to build a replacement hospital and new outpatient surgery center and medical office building immediately east of Interstate 43 in the Village of Kohler. The location is north of Acuity and south of the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus.
"The greater Sheboygan community deserves the best, and we're committed to delivering just that – high-quality, cost-effective care," said Carrie Killoran, executive vice president of Aurora's central region, which includes all of Sheboygan County. "We've been listening to the community and, with this new site, we hope to have an opportunity to provide state-of-the-art health care in a convenient, central location."
The site is a 56-acre parcel located north of Union Avenue and west of South Taylor Drive. It abuts the City of Sheboygan and is owned by Kohler Co. Aurora plans to enter into a lease agreement once due diligence on the property is complete.
The $324 million project would result in numerous construction jobs and an expansion of Aurora's local health care workforce. Aurora expects the facility will open to patients in 2021, replacing the aging Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
"We thank the Kohler Co. for making this parcel of land available, and we also look forward to working with the Village of Kohler and City of Sheboygan to help ensure the health care needs of both communities are met for generations to come," Killoran said.
Aurora further announced plans to make a total contribution of $500,000 to the Sheboygan Area School District.
"We value our collaboration with the SASD and are committed to its needs," said Dave Graebner, president of Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. "We appreciate the opportunity to work with the district on the best use of these funds, with the goal of making Sheboygan an even greater place to work, live and play."
Furthermore, Aurora Health Care is also working with the City of Sheboygan to support the Butzen Farm project.
About Aurora Health Care:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.
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