Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System is planning to expand its outpatient services and build a new hospital.
The system hopes that expanded outpatient services will reduce the costs of care and that a smartly designed, advanced hospital will better serve the system's patients.
In the first phase, Marshfield will expand outpatient services at its ambulatory surgery center and create a skilled-nursing unit on its Marshfield campus by year's end. It's intended to offer patients a less-expensive setting for surgical recovery.
In the second phase, the clinic plans to build a hospital in Marshfield, its third hospital in addition to Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake, and Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls, jointly owned by Milwaukee-based Ministry Health Care.
The clinic's flagship campus, Marshfield Center, is connected to St. Joseph's Hospital, owned by Ministry Health Care. The new hospital's site or design has not been finalized, but the facility is expected to open in about two years.