Aurora Health Expansion Planned In Fond du Lac
The landscape on the east side of Fond du Lac is about to get a facelift. Advocate Aurora Health announced plans Wednesday, they will be expanding the existing health center in Fond du Lac to include a 91,000 square foot hospital. The expansion will include an emergency department and 10 inpatient beds, with capacity for future growth.
“It’s important for high-quality health care to also be local,” said Jeff Bard, President, North Wisconsin Patient Service Area, Advocate Aurora Health. “We recognize that many residents have been traveling for health care services and we want to ensure that we have convenient access to health care in this community.”
The new Aurora Medical Center in Fond du Lac, part of Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, will increase access to integrated health care in Fond du Lac and the surrounding communities.
John Newman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac area for Advocate Aurora health added, “Patients are currently traveling to Oshkosh and other communities to have procedures that can be done by our specialists in Fond du Lac. We will be able to perform advanced diagnostics and procedural options, like hip or knee replacement, that require overnight stays.”
Patients needing subspecialty procedures like labor and delivery, cardiac catherization or stroke interventional procedures will continue to receive care at a more advanced care facility like Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh or other Advocate Aurora Health facilities.
The 91,000 square foot expansion is expected to cost $67 million. Construction is expected to begin spring 2021 and will be completed in 2022.