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United Hospital System Builds New Facility in Somers
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., a ground breaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction of a new medical office building located in the Town of Somers. The three story, 31,000 square foot building is located in the Somers Market Center on the corner of Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) and Highway S. United Hospital System joins the existing tenants of the Somers Market Center, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.
Plans propose erecting a brick building similar to the two medical buildings located near St. Catherine's Medical Center Campus located on Highway 50 in Pleasant Prairie. The design's unique feature is a partially exposed ground floor that allows access to the ground floor and second floor from the parking level. This allows natural light to enter the ground floor space while still being able to meet height restrictions. The ground floor will house audiology and physical therapy services, including a warm water aqua therapy pool. The second floor will offer urgent care services, physician offices, and basic diagnostic services. Construction started in August, 2014 and is expected to be complete in Spring/Summer 2015.
The Kenosha firm, Partners in Design Architects, are the architects on the project. "As a Somers resident, I am pleased with the commitment by United Hospital System to establish a significant presence on the north side of Kenosha, specifically in the Town of Somers. The medical services that will be offered in the new building will fill a void that currently exists and the fact that United Hospital System is the service provider is an added bonus. I am pleased to be involved in the project as their architect and look forward to the grand opening of the building", said Mark A. Molinaro, Jr. of Partners in Design Architects.
"On behalf of everyone in the Town of Somers, we welcome United Hospital System and are exited about this new facility and what it offers our citizens", said William Morris, Town of Somers Administrator.
Article by Jackie Nelson
Image Source: Partners in Design Architects, Kenosha, Wisconsin
United Hospital System, August 20, 2014 ground breaking ceremony, Somers, Wisconsin
Photo Source: United Hospital System, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Left to Right: Ben Harbach (Chairman, Town of Somers), Dave Geersten (Director of Finance, County of Kenosha), Tim Kitzman (Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Somers), Ann Brumback (Administrative Assistant, Town of Somers), Mark Molinaro, Jr. (Partners in Design Architects), Bill Morris (Administrator, Town of Somers), Janet Cushing (Deputy Clerk/Treasurer/Accountant, Town of Somers).