Mercy Health System to build $6 million emergency facility in Wisconsin

Mercy Health System plans to build a $6 million emergency department and clinic in Janesville in southern Wisconsin. The facility will be located to the north of Home Depot and Pine Tree Plaza. The project will be the first phase of a three-part plan for the Deerfield Drive property. Phase one will include construction of a 20,000 square feet building, 60% of which would house the Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center Emergency North, a 24-hour emergency department. The department will be an extension to the system’s main hospital and trauma center located on Mineral Point Avenue.

The remaining space would be dedicated to Mercy Health System Clinic North, a primary care clinic that will house five physicians and their staff. It will also include a full-service urgent care clinic, 24-hour X-ray imaging, a CT scanner, laboratory services and community and emergency medical services education space.

Mercy’s planned emergency department on the northeast side would include a drive-through ambulance bay and will provide ambulance crews to treat patients.Construction is expected to begin in August and the first phase is slated to open by the end of 2011.