Froedtert & MCW health network opens Community Hospital location in Oak Creek

Milwaukee — The Froedtert & MCW health network opened a new Community Hospital location, in Oak Creek providing high quality care in an inviting, streamlined setting close to home when sudden needs arise. Located at the Froedtert & MCW Drexel Town Square Health Center, Froedtert Community Hospital Oak Creek is a fully licensed, accredited acute-care hospital and part of the Froedtert & MCW health network.

The small-scale Community Hospital location will offer easy, around-the-clock access to emergency and inpatient care in a highly efficient setting, near where people live and work and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. At approximately 17,000 square feet in size, the hospital will have a seven-bed emergency department with eight inpatient beds for patients requiring additional care, observation and tests. The hospital, which also will have laboratory, pharmacy and imaging services, is designed to treat medical emergencies that require attention beyond a health center or urgent care clinic’s capability. The hospital will complement the current health care offerings provided at the Froedtert & MCW Drexel Town Square Health Center which offers primary and specialty care, diagnostic services, cancer care, urgent care and wellness care through Small Stones.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced that access to safe, high-quality care close to home has never been more important for our patients and the diverse communities we serve,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health.  She added, “Our continued investment in the Community Hospital location model aligns with our commitment to provide access to academic medicine to the communities we serve and to deliver the right care in the right place at the right time. Along with our community hospitals in New Berlin and Pewaukee, our new community hospital in Oak Creek will simplify access for patients while providing the same level of care and reducing the need for patients to travel and therefore enabling us to care for more patients at our other hospitals.”

Medical College of Wisconsin emergency physicians as well as experienced registered nurses will staff the Community Hospital locations, which are expected to see dozens of patients per day and to employ about 40 full-and part-time staff at each hospital. As licensed, accredited acute-care hospitals, they will be part of the Froedtert & MCW health network, follow its care and quality protocols and be connected to its electronic health records system to assure coordination of care.

Froedtert Community Hospital Oak Creek is located at 7901 S. 6th Street.