MINOCQUA – Marshfield Clinic Health System plans to open Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua by the first week of July, the health system announced this week.

“We’re excited to move closer to bringing the community a new, state-of-the-art hospital that will expand on the high-quality health care we’ve provided in Minocqua for the past three decades,” said David Olejniczak, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, in a news release.

“We made the decision in early April to temporarily delay the anticipated April opening to reallocate staffing and resources in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients,” he said. “An April opening also required regulatory reviews not available to us due to the statewide impact of COVID-19. Since that time, we’ve been communicating with regulators and, with the relatively low prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and stable volume of PPE, testing and other supplies, we are in a strong position to move forward.”

The full-service facility will be designed to accommodate the latest technological advances in health care and will feature:

  • Private inpatient rooms
  • Full surgical suite with operating rooms and procedure rooms including:
    • DaVinci surgical robot that allows for precise imaging and placement, leading to smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
    • Birthing center with private rooms for labor and delivery and a dedicated C-section room for planned and urgent deliveries.
  • Emergency department, imaging and lab services, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, and more.