Waukesha Memorial Hospital will expand later this year with a new addition aimed at consolidating the hospital's heart and vascular services, ProHealth Care announced Monday, April 3.

The 37,000-square-foot heart and vascular center will be built on the west side of the hospital campus at 725 American Ave., according to a news release. The single-story building will be connected to the hospital by an underground walkway and also to an adjoining parking structure. The main entrance will be on the east side, facing the hospital, and will feature a covered patient drop-off area.

The release said the building will bring together all of ProHealth Heart and Vascular Care’s outpatient services on the Waukesha Memorial campus.

It will include:

  • More than two dozen examination rooms for use by cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular specialists;
  • Non-surgical diagnostic services for heart and vascular disease;
  • A new cardiac rehabilitation gym and equipment;
  • A conference room for patient education and programming, including a demonstration kitchen to teach heart-healthy cooking;
  • Administrative offices.

Heart and vascular surgery, related interventional services and inpatient care will continue to be provided within the hospital, according to the release.

Construction will begin this fall on the building, which was designed by Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects. It is expected to open by fall 2018.

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