Breaking Ground in Neillsville

Breaking Ground in Neillsville

Breaking ground in Neillsville

More than 260 people attended the Aug. 19 groundbreaking ceremony in Neillsville, which included community members, state, city, county and township representatives, along with Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville staff and Marshfield Clinic Health System leadership.

“Those in attendance were very excited to see this finally happening and really showed their support,” said Candy Marg, community relations for Neillsville hospital. “It was a beautiful sunny day and the scenery was one no one will forget. Thank you to everyone that helped to make it a success.”

Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville, formerly known as Memorial Medical Center, first began in 1950, continuing the tradition of a hospital that has served the Neillsville area since 1943.

Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Neville said the new hospital and medical offices will replace the current facility, which opened October 3, 1954. He added that the $45 million project is about connecting the dots between the community of Neillsville and the many available services within the Health System.

“I want to thank all the staff that have contributed to the progression of this project and also to those that made this event very special to our community – job well done,” Neville said. “Whether it is a building project or meeting patient needs, the power of teamwork is fundamental.”

During the event, guests heard from several speakers including Neville, Melissa Breen, Health System Chief of Staff, Russell Ratsch, advisory board president, Mayor Chuck Glassbrenner, Teri Wilczek, Chief Philanthropic Officer and Barb Petkovsek, community campaign chair.

Additionally, renderings of the new building were unveiled to give attendees a vision of the future hospital.

“The new site has a breathtaking view and is so serene and peaceful,” said Melissa Breen. “It’s the perfect setting for our new facility and will positively impact patient stays and recovery.”

The new facility is expected to start seeing patients in February 2021. The new center will feature 16 inpatient beds, two operating rooms, an infusion center, multi-specialty clinic with 29 exam rooms, a wellness center with YMCA oversight, a retail pharmacy and expanded lab and radiology facilities.