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Aurora BayCare announces campus extension

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Orthopedics, sports medicine highlight new facility

Aurora BayCare Medical Center officials announced plans to add a medical office building to its campus in the Interstate 43 Business Park that will feature an athletic enhancement and lifestyle center.

"The continued growth of our orthopedics and sports medicine services has created a need for more space," said Linda Smith, administrator of Aurora BayCare Medical Center and executive vice president of Aurora Health Care's North Region.

Aurora BayCare's sports medicine department will move to the new building, including its Frappier Acceleration Sports Training program and sports medicine rehabilitation center. The adjacent BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine department also will move. The site also will include conference rooms and other clinic space.

"This project is a welcome addition to the I-43 Business Park," said Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt. "The entire Aurora BayCare campus has provided our area with the type of developments that attract other businesses and I expect that trend to continue."

The new building will encompass roughly 80,000 square feet over 2 floors.

The athletic performance enhancement center is designed to provide athletes of all sports, ages and abilities with the latest training tools including:

  • A 3-dimensional video analysis room
  • An indoor golf training center featuring multiple hitting bays and a large, grass-like putting green
  • A multi-purpose shock absorption court area
  • A multi-purpose turf area
  • A therapy pool for non-weight bearing rehabilitation and group exercise
  • An acceleration track and sand pit for runners and horizontal jumpers
  • A performing arts studio for dancers, skaters and musicians
  • A sports medicine rehabilitation center for those recovering from activity-related injuries and for free injury clinic evaluations
  • An upstairs workout area for medical fitness program
  • A hockey treadmill room for realistic ice training
  • An outdoor multi-purpose training field

"This center will be northeastern Wisconsin's premier sports medicine facility," said Todd Bruss, manager of Aurora BayCare's sports medicine department. "Our physicians and staff will be able to provide training and rehabilitation for all athletes regardless of their age or ability."

Construction is set to begin later this summer with completion in spring 2008. The project marks the 6th major construction project on the campus since Aurora BayCare opened in September 2001.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital offering trauma, neonatal, cardiac, cancer, neuro and critical medical care services. Located at 2845 Greenbrier Rd. on Green Bay's east side, the medical center opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.

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

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for over 25 years.


Contact: Krissy Behnke (920-496-6365)

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