(Waupun) Construction is now underway in the lower level of SSM Health’s Waupun Memorial Hospital’s recent two-story addition to welcome eye care services. The nearly 39-hundred square foot area will offer ophthalmologist services, two optometrists, and five eye care assistants using advanced diagnostic capabilities. There will also be a retinal specialist and a pediatric ophthalmologist on site.
The hospital’s President DeAnn Thurmer says at this time if someone needs eye surgery they need to travel outside of the Waupun community. She adds that their surgical team has the expertise, facilities, and technology to keep these services local and convenient.
The new area will feature eight exam rooms, a laser/procedure room, three provider offices, and a contact lens room. An optical shop will offer a wide selection of frames for all ages, including infants.
The SSM Health Great Fond du Lac Region is working with CD Smith Construction as general contractor on the $4.2-million-dollar project. The goal is to have eye care services available in late spring or early summer of 2023.