A joint venture between a group of two dozen physicians and a multistate not-for-profit system is opening a new surgery center inside a year-old physician office in the Milwaukee suburbs. The Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital will open as a separately licensed operation on the second floor of Wheaton (Ill.) Franciscan Healthcares physician offices in Franklin, Wis., in August 2009, according to a news release.
The surgery center is a joint venture between 12-hospital Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and a group of 24 physicians from independent groups across the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The estimated $30 million project cost will be split evenly between the two groups. The orthopedic surgery center will have 16 inpatient beds and six day-surgery beds.