The landscape at Agnesian HealthCare’s Camelot Drive facility, off the Highway 151 bypass in Fond du Lac, will begin to look differently starting this month.
Work will begin to expand the existing facility by nearly 50,000 square feet, and then to construct a new building, approximately 50,000 square feet north of the current building. Completion of both facilities, set at $21 million, is anticipated by fall/winter 2014.
“Due to increased needs for particular services, Agnesian HealthCare will be expanding its physical presence at 421 Camelot Drive,” according to Bonnie Schmitz, vice president and chief financial officer. “By increasing our facility size, we will be able to bring together similar services for greater patient convenience, expand care space to accommodate patient growth, and introduce new programs and services to keep healthcare services at a local level.”
Starting October 29, work will begin to prepare the footings and foundation for the facility expansion. As a result, some upper parking lot spaces will be unavailable on the northwest side (closest to Camelot Drive) adjacent to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic South entrance.
The newly-expanded facility will increase overall space available to:
- Consolidate all Fond du Lac-based podiatry services (foot and ankle care) to one location; currently the Agnesian Foot Clinic serves patients at 421 Camelot Drive and 21 S. Marr Street in Fond du Lac
- Expand physical space for Sports, Spine & Work Center (therapy services) and orthopedic care
- Centralize pain medicine services, including the relocation of neurology and physiatry (physical medicine and rehab) services from Division Street
- Add a prescription center and wound care clinic, including a hyperbaric chamber
Then, starting in spring 2014, work will begin on a second, approximately 50,000-square-foot facility. This new facility will house the Agnesian Health Shoppe and home oxygen services, as well as the Fond du Lac Dialysis Center.
The Fond du Lac Dialysis Center will expand from 12 to 18 stations to meet growing patients’ needs, and will also bring all nephrology providers to the same location. The new construction will also meet Agnesian Health Shoppe space needs through its relocation and bring home oxygen services to the same site.
“We are excited we are able to bring together many common services,” Schmitz says. “Our commitment remains focused on providing our patients with state-of-the-art medical services, and a pledge for excellence. We want to ensure that Agnesian HealthCare patients and families receive the finest in healthcare services close to home.”
CD Smith Construction is serving as general contractor, with architectural services by Zimmerman Architectural Studios.