May 8, 2021
NEILLSVILLE – Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville opened the doors today of its 100,000 square-foot medical campus nearly two years after first breaking ground.
The medical campus on the corner of Highway 10 and River Avenue west of Neillsville features a 16-bed hospital, 24/7 emergency department, an operating room, 28 clinical exam rooms, rooms designated for telehealth consults and an infusion suite with six private rooms to provide IV treatments, including chemotherapy.
Neillsville has been served by a hospital for more than 70 years, including the past
67 years in the same building.
"Marshfield Clinic Health System showed its dedication to the Neillsville community when they acquired the hospital in 2018 and supported the existing efforts to build a new hospital," said Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Neville. "This new medical campus will provide care for the next several generations in our community backed by the by the expertise of the Health System's nearly 90 medical specialties."
A focus on the community
In addition to current oncology, cardiology, endocrinology and ENT services, more specialties will be added in Neillsville including neurology, pediatric neurology, sleep medicine, OB-GYN and ophthalmology. Technological upgrades that improves telehealth services and outreach services that come to Neillsville from the main medical campus in Marshfield will reduce patient travel and provide health care closer to home
The medical campus also will be home to an expanded therapy department with a dedicated occupational health space, a public eatery, which will promote healthy eating, an expanded gift shop and much more.
Community support for the medical campus was key to providing excellent care closer to Neillsville. A $1.75 million capital campaign helped fund the infusion suite as well as a 3,000-square-foot wellness center overseen by Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA in Marshfield. The wellness center features a variety of exercise equipment, three private bathrooms with showers, a refreshment bar and a space for group exercise classes open to YMCA members in the community.
The Wuethrich family and their business, Grassland Dairy Products, gave a $300,000 gift, the largest donation to the campaign.
"The Grassland Dairy and Wuethrich Family gift and the many other contributions to the capital campaign exemplify the strength and commitment of the Clark County community and beyond and we are truly grateful for their generous support," said Teri Wilczek, chief philanthropy officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. "Seeing so many people come together with a shared vision to build the future of health and wellness close to home was inspiring, especially through the past year. The capital campaign committee's dedication to this project was so admirable; we are truly grateful for their support."
While the past 15 months has altered the way many people look at health care, the continued medical campus construction throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and served as a beacon for the community.
"We built this new facility to ensure Neillsville and surrounding communities would have access to excellent, comprehensive health care that is close to home," said Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Dr. Susan Turney. "We are so grateful to the Neillsville community for entrusting us with this opportunity, and we look forward to a long future serving this wonderful area of rural Wisconsin."