UW Health breaks ground on new Eastpark Medical Center

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- UW Health broke ground on its new Eastpark Medical Center in Madison Tuesday, May 17.

The 469,000-square foot facility is set to open in 2024. It will serve a number of adult specialty clinics such as adult cancer care, women's specialty care and more. 

Speakers at the event heralded the construction as a great collaboration between health professionals, architects, Governor Tony Evers' office and other public officials.

"We have some of the brightest, most talented faculty in the nation pushing the proverbial envelopes in research and clinical care," said Dr. Robert Golden, dean at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. "We have world-class facilities, world-class treatments, cutting-edge technologies. But when we aspire to really change the world, to really make a difference, even the most imminent institutions need a helping hand."

In addition to the greater capacity for research and patient care, the facility will feature a new proton-beam radiation therapy that reduces the amount of damage done to healthy cells compared to traditional radiation therapies.

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