News: Neillsville -
1st Day in New Medical Center (2021)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Neville, Gardner, Wilczek
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/12/2021
MMC-Neillsville Celebrates 1st Day in New Medical Center (2021)
The new Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville medical campus on River Avenue
opened to patient care on Saturday, May 8. Submitted photo
Marshfield Medical Center (MMC)-Neillsville has opened the doors of its 100,000 square-foot medical campus nearly two years after first breaking ground. The campus opened to patient care on Saturday, May 8.
The medical campus on the corner of Highway 10 and River Avenue west of Neillsville features a 16-bed hospital, 24/7 emergency department, an operating room, 28 clinical exam rooms, rooms designated for telehealth consults and an infusion suite with six private rooms to provide IV treatments, including chemotherapy.
Neillsville has been served by a hospital for more than 70 years, including the past 67 in the same building.
“Marshfield Clinic Health System showed its dedication to the Neillsville community when they acquired the hospital in 2018 and supported the existing efforts to build a new hospital,” said MMC-Neillsville chief administrative officer Ryan Neville. “This new medical campus will provide care for the next several generations in our community backed by the expertise of the health system’s nearly 90 medical specialties.”
In addition to current oncology, cardiology, endocrinology and ear-nose-and-throat services, more specialties will be added in Neillsville including neurology, pediatric neurology, sleep medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and ophthalmology. There will also be technological upgrades that improve telehealth services that come to Neillsville from the main medical campus in Marshfield.
The medical campus also will be home to an expanded therapy department as well with a dedicated occupational health space, a public eatery promoting health eating, as expanded gift shop and more.
“Community support for the medical campus was key to providing excellent care closer to Neillsville,” wrote John Gardner of Marshfield Clinic Health System in a May 8 press release.
A $1.75 million capital campaign helped fund the infusion suite as well as a 3,000 square-foot wellness center overseen by Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA in Marshfield. The Wuethrich family and their business, Grassland Dairy Products, gave a $300,000 gift, the largest donation to the campaign.
“The Grassland Dairy and Wuethrich Family gift and the many other contributions to the capital campaign exemplify the strength and commitment of the Clark County community and beyond and we are truly grateful for their generous support,” said Teri Wilczek, chief philanthropy officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. “Seeing so many people come together with a shared vision to build the future of health and wellness close to home was inspiring, especially through the past year. The capital campaign committee’s dedication to this project was so admirable; we ae truly grateful for their support.”
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