A project more than five years in the making has set a date for groundbreaking next month. The Marshfield Clinic’s new Stevens Point facility at 4100 Highway 66, the northeast corner of the Interstate 39-Highway 66 interchange, will host a public groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The new clinic is expected to open October 2013.
“Marshfield Clinic is very pleased to have a more significant presence in Stevens Point and Portage County,” said Brian Ewert, clinic president, in a statement. “The Clinic has had a presence in the community since 1988, when the Stevens Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center became part of the Clinic’s regional system. This building literally cements the Clinic’s commitment to the community and to people who will seek their health care here.”
Ewert will serve as emcee at the groundbreaking ceremony. Other speakers include Stevens Point residents Chuck Nason, representing the Clinic’s National Advisory Council; Bill Fonti, representing the Clinic’s Development Committee; Portage County Business Council Executive Director Lori Dehlinger; and Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson.
“We are extremely excited about more new construction and specifically investment in health care,” said Halverson. “We stand to be a destination for world class health care.”