RHINELANDER – Aspirus broke ground on a $14 million clinic expansion in Rhinelander in mid September.

Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic will expand by 22,000 square feet that will accommodate greater imaging services, more specialty care and additional space for primary care.

Matt Heywood

“This is an exciting day for Aspirus and for communities in the Rhinelander area,” said Matthew Heywood, president and CEO of Aspirus, in a news release. “We have noticed a growing need for services in the region. This project will help us improve people’s lives in more ways.”

The Rhinelander clinic currently offers primary care, walk-in care, behavioral health and specialty care along with cardiac rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services.

“By expanding services in Rhinelander, Aspirus patients will be able to receive more care without having to leave the area,” said Robb Fabich, director – Aspirus Clinics, in the release. “This will help us to improve the overall wellness of the community.”

Aspirus employs 73 people at the clinic and expects to add another 20 jobs – including seven new physicians and advance practice clinicians – once the new addition is complete and fully occupied.

About Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic

Address: 1630 Chippewa Drive, Rhinelander

Employees: 73

Opened: 2008

Current size: 28,000 square feet

About the expansion

Size: Additional 22,000 square feet

Employment: 20 new employees with seven new providers

Opens: Fall 2020

Expanded services:

  • Fifteen new exam rooms for primary care growth
  • Twenty-one new exam rooms and two new procedure rooms for specialist services
  • New employee work areas to support the additional clinicians
  • Increased imaging services to accommodate ultrasound and future fixed mammography
  • New waiting room and check-in for lab and radiology to accommodate more patients
  • Remodeled and reconfigured office space for additional support services needed for future growth
  • Relocated and expanded outpatient therapy space
  • Relocated and expanded sleep study and pulmonary function testing