Dean planning new clinic at Edgerton Hospital campus
Work on the estimated $1.5 million to $2 million development could start in November, Dean Health Systems announced Wednesday. The clinic could be completed by July 2011, allowing it to open in tandem with the new Edgerton Hospital in fall 2011.
The new clinic is being built to lease by Madison firm Facilities Construction Management and will be located on the northeast end of the campus at the new Edgerton Hospital at Highway 59 and Sherman Road.
The clinic and the hospital will be connected by a corridor, Dean Clinic officials said.
The clinic’s proximity to the new hospital will increase efficiency in patient care, said Stephen Olson, CEO of St. Mary’s Dean Ventures, which owns Dean Clinics.
“From the physicians’ standpoint, it’s so much more efficient. You can just walk down the hall instead of having to drive across town,” Olson said.
Edgerton Hospital is an affiliate of SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. SSM Healthcare also owns St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison and the future St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital, which is a partner with Dean Clinic.
The new clinic will offer 15 exam rooms, compared to the seven exam rooms at the current Dean Clinic in Edgerton at 1011 N. Main St.
Dean Clinic Spokesperson Kim Sveum said the extra space will allow Dean Clinic to handle an increase in demand for outpatient services in Edgerton. She said the clinic plans to add a third family physician and more visiting specialists, which could create a further influx of patients.
“We’ve sort of outgrown the (Edgerton) clinic. We’re trying to meet the demands of now but also preparing for the future,” Sveum said.
Sveum said the current Dean Clinic in Edgerton will remain in operation until the new clinic is completed. She said the new clinic will offer the same services as the current clinic, and will house a regional business office for Dean Clinic.
Dean Clinic is planning a groundbreaking in November.