Grafton, Wis., June 23, 2010 – Columbia St. Mary's will break ground this month for a 14,500-square-foot medical clinic to enable the regional health system to respond to the needs of its patients in Grafton and surrounding communities. The clinic will be called Columbia St. Mary’s Medical Commons – Grafton. The groundbreaking will take place on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. During the ceremony executives from Columbia St. Mary’s as well as area business leaders will give remarks. The clinic, located at 2061 Cheyenne Court, Grafton, is slated to be open by the end of this year.
The clinic will provide convenient access to a variety of medical services, including:
“Throughout the many years that Columbia St. Mary's has served the Grafton community, we've paid very close attention to what our patients want and need,” said David Olson, President of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee. ”This new clinic is a response to what we have heard, and it will allow us to enhance the healthcare we currently provide to the many Columbia St. Mary’s patients that call Grafton home.”
The clinic will make health screenings and other preventive care more accessible to Grafton-area patients. It will be equipped to perform colonoscopies, a key screening for the early detection of colorectal cancer, and upper GI endoscopies, which are used to diagnose and treat digestive disorders.
The clinic will also serve as the home base for a new 38-foot mobile digital mammography vehicle that will provide state-of-the-art digital mammograms. “We are excited to bring digital mammography to Grafton because it will allow us to expand access to this important screening tool for breast cancer,” Olson said. “With the new mobile unit, we will be able to offer mammography at a convenient, central location as well as at work places and other offsite locations.”
The clinic’s Bariatric Center will also bring to Grafton high quality, comprehensive care for the treatment of obesity. It will be staffed by physicians and providers from Columbia St. Mary's Bariatric Center, which has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) and the organization’s Surgical Review Corporation.
“With our new Grafton medical clinic, Community St. Mary's will provide the additional healthcare services that our patients want at a location that is both convenient and accessible,” Olson said. “It marks another milestone in our long-term relationship with the community.”