Milwaukee, Wis., August, 2005 — Columbia St. Mary’s is pleased to announce that it will open an urgent care and outpatient center in downtown Milwaukee in November. This week, hospital officials signed documents to lease 10,000 square feet of space to convert the first floor of the former Great Midwest Bank building, located at 732 N. Jackson St. (one block south of Cathedral Square), into a health care facility.
The health care services that will be offered include urgent care, a travel clinic, physical therapy, laboratory, medical imaging (film X-ray), CorporateWORx occupational medicine, and a retail pharmacy operated by Columbia St. Mary’s.
According to Leo P. Brideau, President and CEO of Columbia St. Mary’s, the new urgent care center will provide a community service that does not currently exist in downtown Milwaukee. “With the dramatic growth in downtown Milwaukee, many residents and businesses in the area have been seeking an urgent care facility close to where they work and live,” Brideau said. “We’re delighted that we can now meet their needs through our CorporateWORx occupational health program as well as our primary and urgent care services. The center will serve as a perfect complement to our primary care, GI and gynecology services offered by Madison Medical Affiliates, currently located on Cathedral Square.”
The urgent care center will be staffed by physicians from Columbia St. Mary’s and Madison Medical Affiliates, a medical practice affiliated with Columbia St. Mary's in the downtown area. Madison Medical Affiliates is located at 788 N. Jefferson St., Suite 300, Milwaukee.
The urgent care center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will include some Saturday hours. Construction has begun to renovate the facility.
About Columbia St. Mary’s
Columbia St. Mary's is comprised of four hospitals: Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary's Columbia Campus, Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee, and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute, as well as 28 primary care clinics, the Columbia College of Nursing, a partnership with the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, the new River Woods Outpatient Center in Glendale, and new Urgent Care Center in downtown Milwaukee. The system serves individuals and families in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Washington counties, with more than 158 years of service. In 2006, Columbia St. Mary’s was named a Solucient Top 100 Hospital. Columbia St. Mary's and its sponsor organizations, Ascension Health and Columbia Health System, share a mission to make a positive difference in the health status and lives of individuals in the community with a special concern for those who are vulnerable.