NEILLSVILLE – Marshfield Clinic Health System has completed the affiliation with Memorial Hospital, Inc. and will continue to serve the health care needs of the community as Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville, the health system announced this week.
Welcoming the Neillsville hospital into the Health System builds on more than three decades of collaboration between the two organizations, including Health System physicians providing medical care in the community, the health system said in a news release.
“We look forward to building on the decades of high-quality services Memorial Medical Center has provided to the Neillsville community,” said Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Dr. Susan Turney in the release. “It is my core conviction that because of the experience, skills and expertise we both bring to the table, together we can build an even better future for health care in Neillsville and across rural Wisconsin.”
This affiliation supports the construction of a new $40 million medical, surgical and outpatient clinic in Neillsville. The current medical center was built in 1954. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019.
“Our organization is excited to be the newest member the Marshfield Clinic Health System. This affiliation most importantly strengthens patient care by adding new programs and technology. In addition, it provides long term stability to our employment force and economic development for our community,” Ryan Neville said in the release. Neville is the former Memorial Medical Center CEO who will stay on as the chief administrative officer. “We have aggressive goals to expand the local healthcare delivery model and build a medical campus of the future.”
A key element of the agreement is the formation of a local advisory board to oversee local operations. Board members will be selected from the Memorial Hospital’s board of directors, Memorial medical staff and community members, as well as representation from Marshfield Clinic Health System.
Three clinics also were part of the acquisition.
- Memorial Medical Center – Neillsville will be renamed Marshfield Medical Center Neillsville Clinic.
- Memorial Medical Center – Greenwood Clinic will retain its name at this time as it will be consolidated with Marshfield Clinic Greenwood Center in the future.
- Memorial Medical Center – Loyal will be renamed Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville-Loyal Therapy Center
Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville also will continue its partnership with Sniteman Pharmacy, the Art of Optometry and Neillsville Care and Rehab.