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March 26, 2024

Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. Breaks Ground on New Health Campus in Oshkosh

Combined Health Organization Expanding Access to Convenient Care

The combined health system of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. is announcing the groundbreaking of a new health campus in Oshkosh. The planned campus aims to expand convenient access to care for those living in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. 

As of Jan. 1, 2024, Froedtert Health and ThedaCare finalized the agreement to come together as one organization. The combined organization is strengthening local health care and continues to improve health and well-being of communities across Wisconsin.

“By creating this health campus in Oshkosh, we have the opportunity to continue providing compassionate care to the people in this region,” said Cathy Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. “It will also allow our patients to experience the best of our system, through additional care options and locations.”

We are committed to creating convenient access to care and meeting our patients and community members where they are. Nearly 73% of Oshkosh’s residents live east of Interstate 41, while most of the current health care services are located west of I-41, meaning east-side residents are more than 15 minutes away from a hospital or emergency room.

“We want to continue improving the health of those living in the area by offering care to more of our communities, including emergency, primary and specialty care,” said Imran A. Andrabi, MD, FAAFM, president of Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. “When minutes count, it is critical to have local access to comprehensive emergency care to support the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

The planned project complements the community development efforts underway in the area. The campus will be located at 250 W. 6th Avenue, Oshkosh on the Fox River in downtown Oshkosh, and will complement the area’s major redevelopment, including new condominiums, restaurants and more.

Creating a Health Campus of the Future

The Oshkosh campus is designed to be different from other hospitals. The smaller-scale, modern hospital is planned to offer easy, around-the-clock access to emergency and inpatient care in an inviting, highly efficient setting. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

When complete, the Oshkosh campus is projected to be approximately 85,000 sq. ft., with an estimated $84M investment. The hospital is expected to have emergency care, inpatient beds and 24/7 coverage. Plans also call for 24/7 Computed Tomography scans, x-ray, ultrasound, mammogram, MRI and lab services. Also included in plans are a retail pharmacy, ambulatory surgery center with operating rooms and a medical office building for primary care and specialties.

More services may be added over time based on community need.

“When designing this health campus, our patients and families were at the forefront of our planning to develop services around them,” said Jacobson. “Our health system is committed to ensuring patients receive the care they expect and deserve while empowering each person to live their unique, best life.”

“We look forward to the opportunity to offer additional access to all levels of care, in one coordinated system – close to home in Oshkosh,” said Dr. Andrabi. “This campus naturally extends the trusted medical care we currently provide the people of this area.”

Construction partners include Hplex Solutions as the owner representative; HGA as the architect and engineer; and Miron Construction as the construction manager. Also involved is The Sigma Group, which is the civil engineer and landscape architect.

The Oshkosh health campus is expected to be complete in 2025. Approximately 60 new jobs are expected to be created for caregivers and staff at the campus.

In addition to the health campus in Oshkosh, Froedtert ThedaCare Health, Inc. recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a health campus in Fond du Lac, which is also expected to be complete in 2025.