Healthcare, business and government partnerships, innovation, central to project
Aurora Health Care and The Boldt Company broke ground in June on a new cancer care center and physician office building in Kenosha, WI, that are being created through a partnership between Aurora and IASIS Healthcare. Boldt is serving as developer and contractor for the two facilities, which will total 65,000 sq. ft. and bring strengthened access points and more readily-available critical services to patients.
“As we unveil our plans for this new center, we also renew the promise we made when we first opened the doors of Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha in 1999: provide for the health care needs of the community,” said Chris Olson, president of Aurora Medical Center, who was joined by Boldt representatives at the groundbreaking ceremony. “We are pleased to be working with Boldt on this project—without its dedication to understanding our vision of patient-centered care, this expansion would be nothing more than a dream on a piece of paper.”
Jim Kleinfeldt, executive vice president and general manager of Boldt’s development group, said he’s ready to draw on all areas of Boldt’s expertise to bring to life Aurora’s vision for its new facilities.
“We are pleased to be part of this exciting project and honored to do our small part in the battle against cancer and chronic pain,” said Kleinfeldt. “On behalf of our entire project team, including HGA Architects, GRAEF, and the local subcontracting community, we want to thank Aurora, IASIS and the Kenosha community for entrusting us with the development, design and construction of this project.”
Boldt’s previous projects for Aurora Health Care include major expansions at St. Luke’s Medical Center, a medical office building and various renovations at five Aurora hospitals.
The cancer care center’s features will include two linear accelerators, chemotherapy infusions bays and exam rooms for medical oncology and radiation oncology; the state-of-the art facility will allow Aurora to serve nearly 30 percent more patients than it can currently treat.
“We are all pleased that these facilities will be created through a series of partnerships between healthcare, local government and local businesses in order to support our vision of serving the community’s needs and delivering the best, high-quality healthcare possible,” said Patrick Falvey, executive vice president of integration with Aurora Health Care. “The needs of a cancer patient are different than many other diagnoses. A cancer patient will often face outpatient appointments on a weekly or even daily basis and their care is a marathon, not a sprint. These patients need to receive their care in a place of healing designed for their special needs. These facilities will do just that.”
Along with speakers from Aurora Health Care and The Boldt Company, the groundbreaking ceremony also featured remarks/participation from Senator Robert Wirch, Representative Peter Barca, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman and Kenosha Alderperson David Bogdala
Aurora Health Care’s partner for the project, IASIS Healthcare is a leading owner and operator of community-focused hospitals in high-growth markets.
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The Boldt Company, The Boldt Company, headquartered in Wisconsin, has 15 offices throughout the United States and is one of the leading sustainable construction services firms in the country. The firm provides professional construction services to customers in a variety of power, industrial, education, healthcare, commercial and renewable energy markets nationwide. The firm has been recognized as one of the safest companies in America.