Milwaukee Business Journal: Health care construction surge extends into 2020

Milwaukee Business Journal: Health care construction surge extends into 2020

As an overall construction boom continues unabated in southeast Wisconsin, the local health care industry’s own surge will continue in 2020.

Much of the development targets fast-growing areas of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties but other area counties also will see activity.

The building boom is driven in part by health care systems’ pursuit of patients covered via lucrative private insurance arrangements. Also, many of the new facilities provide outpatient services, which are much less costly than care delivered in hospitals.

The largest project already announced is a $230 million hospital, medical office and outpatient facility by Advocate Aurora Health Care adjacent to the Foxconn Technology Group campus in Mount Pleasant. The project represents Advocate Aurora’s first hospital in Racine County east of Interstate 94, where the health care system is building two new clinics opening in 2020.

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