ThedaCare, Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin and Neuroscience Group have announced a new collaboration that includes construction of the region’s first comprehensive Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center.
The $144 million Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center will be located at the ThedaCare Health Campus – Encircle.
“This collaboration brings together a team of physician experts, specialized care teams and comprehensive services, all offered at a single location,” said Imran Andrabi, MD, President and CEO of ThedaCare. “Our goal is to put patients first, minimize patient recovery time and ultimately fulfill our mission of improving the health and quality of life for the people in Northeast and Central Wisconsin.”
The center aims to enhance access to specialized experts and the latest technology. The location will include a medical office building, specialty surgery center, an orthopedic and spine hospital, as well as support services for total patient care.
The center’s ThedaCare orthopedic and spine hospital will include operating suites designed for and dedicated to orthopedic and spine surgery, 25 inpatient beds, support services such as imaging, lab, pharmacy and dining, and a simulation apartment, allowing patients and their families to complete therapy to prepare for life post-discharge.
Demand for orthopedic and spine services is increasing as Wisconsinites are aging and becoming more active. According to Wisconsin Department of Administration, all of the 18 counties ThedaCare serves will see an 8 to 17 percent increase in those age 55 and older through 2040. As people lead more active lives, sports-related injuries are increasing. Sports medicine grew 26 percent in the last five years nationally, while spine medicine grew 24 percent.
The 230,000-square-foot center is expected to open in late 2021, with groundbreaking planned for spring 2020. Approximately 75 health care jobs are expected to be created with the opening of the new center, plus the equivalent of an additional 200 construction jobs.