Aspirus breaks ground on $14 million expansion
Star Journal Staff
Rhinelander community leaders came together with Aspirus officials Friday morning to officially kick off the clinic’s $14 million expansion. The 21,000 square foot addition will provide more space for specialists, physical therapy area and a state-of-the-art sleep study facility.
“Serving rural communities is a difficult endeavor, but that doesn’t mean our rural communities don’t deserve the best, convenient, passionate care available,” Aspirus CEO and President Matt Haywood told the assembled crowd.
Haywood said officials look at what services are needed in each community and what services they can provide “at the highest level.”
Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson thanked Aspirus for investing in the city.
“As the CEO of the city, the one thing I do is I really care about my people,” Frederickson said. “So I want to give a sincere heartfelt thank you for their extension of care to the people of Rhinelander and the communities around us.”
Work is underway to move utilities in preparation for ground work. The expansion will take place north of the existing facility. It is expected the new building will be ready for occupancy in October 2020.