Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opens community hospital in Oak Creek

OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network opened a new community hospital in Oak Creek Monday, Jan. 31. 

Located at the Froedtert & MCW Drexel Town Square Health Center at 7901 S. 6th Street, the health network says the small-scale community hospital will offer around-the-clock access to emergency and inpatient care seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

The hospital will have a seven-bed emergency department with eight inpatient beds for patients requiring additional care, observation and tests. Laboratory, pharmacy and imaging services will also be available. Froedtert says the community hospital is "designed to treat medical emergencies that require attention beyond a health center or urgency care clinic's capability." 

“The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced that access to safe, high-quality care close to home has never been more important for our patients and the diverse communities we serve,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. “The addition of our third community hospital furthers our health network’s mission of expanding access to academic medicine and will provide much needed capacity for our hospitals that continue to experience record-setting admissions and hospitalizations.”

Community hospitals have also been opened in Pewaukee and New Berlin. 

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