Children's Wisconsin to open new clinic location in Appleton in 2023
APPLETON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Children’s Wisconsin announced Monday, Oct. 18, a new clinic location will open in Appleton in 2023.
Located conveniently off I-41 on E. Evergreen Dr., just east of N. Ballard Road, the new building will support the increasing number of families choosing to have their kids treated by Children’s Wisconsin.
“Children’s Wisconsin provides health care to all kids who need the specialized services in a way only Children’s can. This new location will allow us to expand existing services and add new specialties,” said Gail Ostrander, vice president of northeast regional services, Children’s Wisconsin. “Expanding services at locations that are closer to where families live supports our efforts to provide more personalized and integrated care.”
According to a news release, Children’s Wisconsin supports 50,000 visits of kids who live in the northeast region annually. But due to existing clinical space, only about 20,000 of those visits happen at clinics in the area. Families travel to a location in the Milwaukee region for the other 30,000 visits.
The new state-of-the art building, designed for kids will have the potential to support up to 70,000 visits a year, reducing the need for families to travel to Milwaukee for appointments.
Construction of the new 50,000+ square-foot facility will begin this fall, and consolidate clinics currently offered at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah and the Children’s Wisconsin Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center. Children’s Wisconsin is partnering with Hammes, Miron Construction Co, Inc., and Kahler Slater on the new clinic.
New services Children’s Wisconsin will offer at the new clinic will include:
- Pediatric Imaging
- Pediatric Laboratory
Existing services Children’s Wisconsin offers in the region that will be expanded include:
- Cardiology/Cardiac Echocardiography
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Speech Therapy – Language Pathology
Existing services Children’s Wisconsin will move to the new clinic will include:
- Child Advocacy
- Child Well-being
- Clinical Nutrition
- General Surgery
- Muscular Dystrophy Multi-disciplinary Clinic
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Special Needs
According to a news release, other Children’s Wisconsin clinics in the region include the Appleton Clinic (1506 S. Oneida Street) and West De Pere Clinic (1686 Eisenhower Road). Consolidation of services currently at these sites will be determined in the future.
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 where more than more than 1,700 kids, including nearly 300 babies, are cared for each year.