One year from now northern Door County patients will have a new clinic to visit.
Door County Medical Center broke ground on its new Sister Bay Clinic Friday, a project several years in the making that is expected to be completed this time next year.
The new $14.5 million, 30,000 square-foot facility will consolidate and expand services now offered at the hospital’s Fish Creek clinic and at a rehabilitation facility at Scandia Village. The clinic is located at the corner of Canterbury Lane and Highway 57, across from the Birchwood Lodge.
Stephens said the hospital has been talking about the need to do a project like this for more than two years.
“We wouldn’t be here today were it not for the great team of clinicians we have to serve this community,” Stephens said. “The community trusts us for their care and we always want to honor that.”
The building was designed by Caldwell Associates and will be constructed by Boldt. In addition to rehab and clinician services, the building will also house a pharmacy for patients and the general public. One of the key components, Stephens said, was the expanded space for behavioral-health services.
Door County Medical Center board chair William Mundy said the building will enhance services and also create opportunities to expand hospital services in northern door in the years to come.
“We’re building this not only for the people we serve today, but we’re also building this for growth,” Stephens said.
Before landing on the new site as the home of the new clinic, Stephens said the hospital considered the old Shopko building and two other Sister Bay locations.