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Open House: Surgical Associates and Business Services Office

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates and Business Services Office invite the community to attend their open house celebration on Saturday, April 2 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The open house is an opportunity for individuals and families to meet Fort HealthCare’s surgeons and staff, and tour the new building. The new building, which opened on March 1, is located at 210 and 212 Milwaukee Avenue West, adjacent to Lorman Bicentennial Park in Fort Atkinson.

New Fort HealthCare surgical associates and business services officeGuests can tour the facility, view a number of educational videos, and review information about specific procedures performed by general surgeons Marc Erickson, MD, Jonathan McLaughlin, MD and Bill Kontny, MD, and the business services department. In addition, attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments, receive free gifts and enter to win prizes. Need not be present to win.

Built by Stevens Construction Corporation of Madison, the recently completed 12,000 square foot facility began construction in October 2010. Surgical Associates occupies 9,000 square feet and houses four exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a nurse’s station, waiting and reception area and offices for the general surgeons. The Business Services office occupies the remainder of the space. A basement allows for storage of records and equipment.

A significant number of local building trade consultants, contractors and suppliers were involved in this project. “In these difficult times of a down economy, more than 60 workers were gainfully employed as they excavated the site, poured concrete, framed and plumbed the building, installed drywall, finished the interior and enclosed the exterior,” said Glen Hofer, Project Executive at Stevens Construction.

Many of the companies were local to the Jefferson County region. Architectural services were provided by The Architectural Firm of Jefferson, Craig Ellsworth, principal architect. Interior design work was provided by Peter Weston and Jana Healy of the Design Alliance, Fort Atkinson. The project’s civil engineering was performed by RSV Engineering in Jefferson; site surveying was completed by Janesville’s Combs & Associates. Excavation and site utilities were the responsibility of McKnight Excavating of Milton. Also based in Milton, McKnight Plumbing was engaged to plumb the building. Other area companies on the job were C & C Concrete Construction LLC, Janesville, Wolf Siding & Windows, Watertown and Jefferson Glass, Inc., Jefferson.

Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates is an expert team of board certified surgeon specialists who provide a wide range of diagnostic and surgical services including laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgery techniques, endoscopy services (colonoscopy, upper endoscopy), cancer surgery, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, LAP-BAND® Weight-Loss Surgery, VNUS® Closure surgery for varicose veins, and new, minimally-invasive procedures for chronic GERD and Barrett’s esophagus conditions. Information about these specialized procedures will be available at the event. Even though the location has changed, the clinic phone number remains the same: (920) 563-7900. For more information, visit

Business Services staff assists patients in making payments or who have questions about insurance. Our Patient Financial Advocate provides information on local, state and federal programs to assist patients with their financial situations. While payments can be made at the Fort Memorial Hospital information desk from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day, we ask that patients come to Business Services at 210 Milwaukee Avenue West with questions about payment balances. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff will not be available to answer specific account questions during the open house event. Please call (866) 927-5493 for more information.