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Froedtert Hospital Announces Plans to Build New Patient Tower

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (Jan. 9, 2024) –Today, Froedtert Hospital announced plans to build a nine-story patient tower to expand its capacity to care for patients.

If approved by the City of Wauwatosa, the 225,000-square-foot tower will be situated where the main entrance of the hospital is located on North 92nd Street and West Doyne Avenue. The structure will include inpatient care floors, a new main lobby expansion and a bridge connector to a parking structure currently under construction across North 92nd Street. Construction will start in summer 2024, with an anticipated opening in 2027.

“The new tower is part of our acute care strategy aimed at addressing capacity issues and capability for new growth, said Eric L. Conley, president, South Region, Froedtert ThedaCare Health Inc., president, Froedtert Hospital. “This expansion will allow us to meet the growing need for our services throughout the region.”

The City of Wauwatosa’s Design Review Board will review design plans at its Jan. 18 meeting.

Froedtert Hospital is working with Cannon Design on facility design considerations. Mortenson Construction will serve as general contractor for the project.

About Froedtert Hospital

Froedtert Hospital, the academic medical center of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, has 766 beds and is a leading referral resource for advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital also operates the region’s only adult Level I Trauma Center. The primary adult teaching affiliate of MCW, Froedtert Hospital is a major training facility for medical, nursing and health technical students. It is also a respected research center, participating in some 2,000 research studies — including clinical trials — every year. Froedtert Hospital is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. For more information, visit


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