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New Minocqua Hospital To Open In July

Marshfield Clinic Health Systems

Marshfield Clinic Health Systems announced this week the opening of the new Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua by the first week in July.

Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua will have a surgery center, 24-hour emergency department, physical and occupational therapy services, 14 private patient rooms, birthing center, pharmacy, imaging/radiology and lab services.

The hospital’s chief administrative officer David Olejniczak said they're excited to move closer to bringing the community a new, state-of-the-art hospital. “We made the decision in early April to temporarily delay the anticipated April opening to reallocate staffing and resources in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients. An April opening also required regulatory reviews not available to us due to the statewide impact of COVID-19. Since that time, we’ve been communicating with regulators and, with the relatively low prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and stable volume of PPE, testing and other supplies, we are in a strong position to move forward.”

In an earlier statement from the two health care providers, it was noted that Howard Young in Woodruff was to transition all its labor and delivery services area to the Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua once it opened.

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