Community officials joined Meriter administrators, board members and physicians
for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Meriter clinic in DeForest-Windsor. The ceremony was moved out of the wind to the DeForest Area Community Center. The clinic will be located on 5 acres at the intersection of Highways 51 South and 19 East.
The new 25,000 square foot building is expected to be completed fall 2011. Land and construction of the clinic will cost approximately $6.5 million.
“Locating this clinic here was an easy decision. We are very appreciative of the support we received from Village President Jeff Miller and his team,” says Jim Woodward, Meriter president and CEO. “With the completion of this clinic and our other new clinic in Monona, Meriter will be conveniently positioned to serve patients throughout the Greater Madison and Dane County area.”
The clinic will provide primary care services for both adults and children. As a special convenience to area patients, physical and rehabilitation therapy services, will be available at this site. In addition, obstetrics and gynecology physicians will be available for appointments at this site.
“This clinic will be a great place to receive care as well as practice medicine,” says Robert Turngren, MD, Meriter Medical Group president. “We are in the process of recruiting the physicians for this clinic. We expect to assemble a team of health care professionals that will exceed the needs and expectations of the DeForest and Windsor communities.”
Plans call for the clinic to open with 4 physicians and their support staff. When fully staffed the clinic will house over a dozen physicians and a total of sixty employees.
Kahler Slater is the designer and Tri-North Builders is the contractor on this project. Environmentally friendly building concepts will be used in pursuit of certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, a prestigious honor for environmentally-friendly construction, offered by the U.S. Green Building Council.
ABOUT MERITER MEDICAL GROUP: Meriter Medical Group is a growing primary and specialty care practice serving Meriter Hospital and Meriter clinics. The Meriter clinics serve patients in the Greater Madison and Dane County area by providing easy access at clinics located in downtown and southwest Madison, and Middleton, with clinics in Monona and DeForest-Windsor set to open in Fall 2011.