Healthcare v Wisconsin

Irgens, St. Clare Hospital develop $6.5 million medical office building in Wisconsin

Irgens and St. Clare Hospital have announced the development of a $6.5 million, 30,000-square-foot medical office building on the hospital’s campus in Baraboo, Wis.

Irgens and St. Clare Hospital have announced the development of a $6.5 million, 30,000-square-foot medical office building on the hospital’s campus in Baraboo, Wis.

SSM Healthcare and Dean Health System will provide a variety of primary and specialty care services at the site, including ophthalmology, podiatry, orthopedics, general surgery and OB-GYN. The project, which will sit directly adjacent to the existing St. Clare Hospital, is scheduled for completion in December of 2013.

"We are creating a new home for more Dean physician specialists and health care services,” said Sandy Anderson, president of St. Clare Hospital. "That way, our patients don’t have to drive all the way to Madison for their care.”

According to Anderson, the current Dean Specialty Clinic, housed within the hospital, has proven to be popular with rural patients who are looking to access quality, top-notch specialists.

“The new building will provide even more access to a broader range of Dean specialists, more often, right here in Baraboo," Anderson said.

As the developer and owner of the building, Irgens has overseen all facets of the project, including financing procurement, site due diligence, entitlements and design/construction administration. The facility is 100-percent pre-leased, with Dean leasing 50 percent and St. Mary’s Dean Ventures leasing the remaining portion. The new facility will allow the hospital to continue to expand its service lines in conjunction with its physician and health system partners.

In addition to Irgens, St. Clare Hospital, Dean and SSM Healthcare, project team members include Eppstein Uhen Architects along with J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. as the general contractor.