Construction has begun on the a 30,000 square-foot expansion of the Michael Berry Building, which will add a third floor to the structure. The addition will accommodate a growing need for more space for dialysis and nephrology services.
Included in this new space is a new 12,000-square-foot dialysis and nephrology center with space for new, state-of-the-art equipment and twice the number of treatment chairs as currently available.
The new floor, expected to open in early spring of 2023, will feature plenty of natural light and will be conveniently connected by a skywalk to Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville.
“This important expansion is an example of our continued commitment to the health and well-being of the people in Janesville and surrounding communities,” said Javon R. Bea, Mercyhealth President/CEO. “We look forward to bringing this next-level of care to our patients.”
The Michael Berry Building expansion is part of Mercyhealth’s ongoing efforts to improve access to care in the region. In 2019, Mercyhealth invested more than $20 million in additions, upgrades and renovations to the Janesville campus. These included:
- A hybrid-operating suite providing state-of-the-art technology to enhance Mercyhealth’s cardiovascular, vascular and cardiology programs
- Additional operating suites with cutting-edge technology and ophthalmology services
- Radiology enhancements with new nuclear cameras and renovations to the nuclear medicine, ultrasound and CT scanner space
- Construction of a new plastic surgery, skin and laser center
Additionally, over the last five years Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center, opened a new Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Facility, and added a new linear accelerator to aid in the treatment of cancer. Mercyhealth became the first hopsital in Wisconsin to offer digital footprinting of newborns, while its cardiologists installed the world’s smallest pacemaker.
“I am proud of the impact Mercyhealth is making in this area, and look forward to enhancing services in the years to come,” said Bea.