Services combined, added in $5.6 million addition to Wyoming campus
Fairview Lakes Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting Friday for its latest addition.
A 21,385-square-foot orthopedic center opened to its first patients Monday and should be fully operational by the end of this week, Fairview Lakes President Steve Housh said.
The $5.6 million addition to the south end of campus is the new home of Fairview’s sports and orthopedic care department, Fairview’s physical and hand therapy department, and St. Croix Orthopaedics.
The St. Croix Orthopaedics and Fairview orthopedic teams provide surgical and nonsurgical musculoskeletal care, sports medicine expertise, podiatry treatment and more. These services are not new to campus, but the addition brings them together in an ideal setup.
The building, which connects to the existing medical office building, also allows Fairview to add a custom orthotics and prosthetics center and a home medical equipment store.
Ground broke Oct. 2 for the building, which was built by Mortenson Construction and is owned by Mortenson Development Inc. It is designed to accommodate two additional floors.
Patients can use a single phone number, 651-982-7800, to access any services in the orthopedics center.
The community is invited to an open house at the orthopedic center from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13. The event will feature tours, prizes and free bike helmets until 6 p.m. or while supplies last. The open house will be preceded at 3 p.m. by a presentation on hip pain relief treatment by Thomas Comfort, MD, of St. Croix Orthopaedics. At 6 p.m., Fairview’s Scott Ahrenholz, DO, will present on sports concussions. Call 612-672-7272 to register for the free seminars.