Mercy Health System officials answer questions about proposed clinic
WCLO's Stan Stricker reports on Mercy's answers to questions raised over emergency center and clinic proposed for Janesville's northeast side
A number of questions were brought up at the meeting about a proposed emergency center and clinic on Deerfield Drive.
Mercy Vice President Rich Gruber says, as far as traffic goes, a city arranged independent study indicates no material changes to volume or flow. Helicopters are also a concern for neighbors. Gruber says, based on the experience at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, a helicopter would only land once or twice a year, and generate little more noise than a semi traveling on I-90. Another big issue is bio-medical waste. Gruber says it will not be incinerated on site.
Mercy officials are currently preparing for a public hearing before the city's planning commision Monday.