Fairview Lakes cuts ribbon at orthopedic center

Officials from Fairview Lakes, St. Croix Orthopaedics, the city of Wyoming and the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce gather at Friday’s ribbon-cutting. From left: Mike Dickey, project manager, Mortenson Construction; Jay Hemmila, MD, Fairview Lakes Medical Center;  Dave Milbrandt, MD, vice president of medical affairs, Fairview Lakes Medical Center;  Jeff Ley, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care; Bryan Gaffy, vice president of business development, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Scott Ahrenholz, DO, sports medicine physician, Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care; Colleen Eddy, president, Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce; Glen Ciegler, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon, St. Croix Orthopaedics;  Steve Housh, president, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Joanne Ploetz, chairman of the board, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Bob Solfelt, director of real estate development, Mortenson Development, Inc.,  Steve Meletiou, MD, orthopedic surgeon, St. Croix Orthopaedics;  Eric Peterson, mayor, City of Wyoming; Melanie Sullivan, CEO, St. Croix Orthopaedics, Mark Hansen, Mohagen/Hansen Architectural Group, and John Oliver, Mortenson Construction.

Officials from Fairview Lakes, St. Croix Orthopaedics, the city of Wyoming and the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce gather at Friday’s ribbon-cutting. From left: Mike Dickey, project manager, Mortenson Construction; Jay Hemmila, MD, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Dave Milbrandt, MD, vice president of medical affairs, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Jeff Ley, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care; Bryan Gaffy, vice president of business development, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Scott Ahrenholz, DO, sports medicine physician, Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care; Colleen Eddy, president, Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce; Glen Ciegler, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon, St. Croix Orthopaedics; Steve Housh, president, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Joanne Ploetz, chairman of the board, Fairview Lakes Medical Center; Bob Solfelt, director of real estate development, Mortenson Development, Inc., Steve Meletiou, MD, orthopedic surgeon, St. Croix Orthopaedics; Eric Peterson, mayor, City of Wyoming; Melanie Sullivan, CEO, St. Croix Orthopaedics, Mark Hansen, Mohagen/Hansen Architectural Group, and John Oliver, Mortenson Construction.

Services combined, added in $5.6 million addition to Wyoming campus

 

The new orthopedics center opened this week on the south end of the Fairview Lakes campus. (Photo by Clint Riese)

The new orthopedics center opened this week on the south end of the Fairview Lakes campus. (Photo by Clint Riese)

Clint Riese
News Editor

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.

Open House
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.

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