Inpatient Projects: Aurora possibly planning new hospital


By John Mugford

Aurora Health Care, which last month opened this four-story,800,000 square foot medical center near  Oconomowac, Wis., is now pursuing plans for a new hospital in Washington County, north of Milwaukee. Photo courtesy of Hammes Co.









Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care continues to expand its strong presence in eastern Wisconsin, and it is currently working on a deal to acquire up to 50 acres to build a new hospital in Washington County, north of Milwaukee.

Officials in the village of Richfield recently confirmed in news reports that Aurora representatives have discussed zoning and other development issues with county planners about farmland at the northwest corner of the Highway 41/45 corridor.

While Aurora officials did not confirm plans for a hospital in Washington County, they have been quoted as saying that the health system owns properties throughout eastern Wisconsin as part of a long-term planning process.

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