$4 million clinic planned
Published: September 2, 2003
Advanced Healthcare SC is working on plans for a $4 million, 20,000-square-foot primary care and specialty medical clinic on West Mequon Road in the village of Germantown to meet a growing client base in the Washington County community.
Dr. Eugene Monroe, president of Advanced Health Care, said the clinic would be on a 17-acre site on Mequon Road, about one mile east of Highway 45. In addition, Advanced Healthcare executives are considering relocating their corporate headquarters for the 250-member physician group to a new office building that could be built on the site behind the medical clinic over the next several years. The corporate headquarters, which has about 200 employees, is currently housed in leased space in Germantown at W177 N9856 Rivercrest Drive.
Monroe said the clinic’s management would decide within the next year whether to relocate the corporate offices.
Currently, Monroe said about 40 percent of Germantown residents are served by Advanced Healthcare physicians, but yet they have to travel to other communities to visit one of the group’s 13 health clinics. Advanced Healthcare’s clinics nearest to Germantown are in Menomonee Falls, Mequon and a site that serves the Hubertus-Richfield area.
“We really wanted to offer the residents of Germantown a convenient place for their health-care needs,” Monroe said. “There is also a lot of growth occurring in Germantown and the surrounding communities that we want to be able to serve in the future.”
Monroe said other clinic patients travel on Highway 41 to and from work in Milwaukee each day from other communities in Washington and Dodge counties and the new clinic would offer them a convenient option.
“This is a growing part of the metropolitan area and we want to be able to offer our patients the services they need,” he said.
Advanced Healthcare is the fourth medical organization in recent months to develop plans for a facility in Germantown, which has seen a huge increase in population over the past decade. In early August, Columbia St. Mary’s opened a 23,000-square-foot primary care clinic near the intersection of Mequon and Pilgrim roads.
Six or seven physicians and an undetermined number of support staff will work at the clinic, which would feature X-ray and laboratory services in addition to primary care services. The group has received preliminary approval from the village of Germantown Plan Commission but still needs final approval of more detailed building plans, Monroe said.
The project is expected to be put out to bid in the next several months. Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2004, with the clinic being completed in the fall of 2004.
Advanced Healthcare is also building a $7 million, 40,000-square-foot addition to its East Mequon Clinic, 12203 N. Corporate Parkway in Mequon.