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New Aurora Health Center opens in Plymouth

Monday, May 21, 2007

An exciting new era in health care for Plymouth and the surrounding areas began on Monday, May 21. The new Aurora Health Center in Plymouth is open, fulfilling Aurora's commitment to expand primary and specialty care services in Plymouth.

"Patients will be excited about the wide array of services available right here in our community, including continued and enhanced surgical services at Valley View and more specialists to help meet the needs of our patients." said Andrea Gavin, MD, a family practitioner in Plymouth. "Our physicians and employees have been part of the Plymouth community for generations, and this terrific new health center enhances our commitment to serve our community."

The 2-story, 80,000-square-foot health center, located at 2600 Kiley Way near the intersection of Highway 23 and Pleasant View Road, is nearly 5 times the size of Aurora's current Plymouth clinic. The building is L-shaped and features a red brick exterior. A covered patient drop-off area is included at the lobby entrance, and the 33-acre health center campus is extensively landscaped with trees, flowers, plants and greens space. There is parking for up to 400 vehicles. The building is accessible from both Pleasant View Road and Kiley Way.

"The completion of this terrific new health center speaks volumes about Aurora's commitment to the long-term health of the Plymouth area," said Plymouth Mayor Don Pohlman. "This health center is a reflection of Plymouth's strength and bright future and I would like to thank the people of Aurora Health Care for their contributions to our community."

Outpatient surgical services will remain at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center's Valley View campus at 901 Reed Street in Plymouth. This service is essential to residents of the area who need outpatient surgical services close to home.

"With the addition of this new building and the recently renovated Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center in Sheboygan, plus the outpatient surgery center at the Aurora Valley View Campus, area residents will have convenient access to the highest level of medical care no matter where they live," said Gavin. "It is expected that the Valley View campus will see an increase in outpatient surgical procedures due to the increase of specialists seeing patients at new health center."

All physicians and services from the current Aurora clinic at 2636 Eastern Avenue are now relocated to the new building. In addition, urgent care, the Diabetes Care Center and Aurora Rehabilitation Center are in the new health center.

"This new facility offers unparalleled access to technology, convenience and comfort," said Gavin. "This is really an exciting time for me and the other health care providers in Plymouth. It's like having everything you need right at your fingertips."

New specialty care services include obstetrics/gynecology and endocrinology. Other specialty care services at the health center include audiology, cardiology, mental health, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, oral surgery, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat. Acupuncture services also are planned. The new, larger health center will allow additional physicians to come to the community over the next several years.

The health center also will offer bone densitometry, CT scans, laboratory services, mobile MRI, echocardiography, mammography, nuclear medicine, behavioral health care, occupational health services, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, stress testing and ultrasound. The new facility also will house an Aurora Vision Center and a full-service retail pharmacy. The current Aurora Pharmacy at 2635 Eastern Avenue will remain open to serve area residents.

Construction of the health center began last spring. It cost an estimated $12 million.

For more information on the new health center, or to schedule an appointment, call 920-893-4010. A public open house will be held on Saturday, June 2.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Jay Faherty (920-496-6363)

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