Sun Prairie Breaks Ground on New Outpatient Center

By HCO Staff

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis.—On June 4, SSM Health celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new outpatient center in Sun Prairie. The approximately 90,000-square-foot facility will allow the health care provider to better meet the needs of the growing Madison metro.

“Sun Prairie is a thriving city that attracts people from a number of surrounding communities. We are invested in growing with it,” says Sue Anderson, Regional President of SSM Health in Wisconsin. “This new outpatient center will alleviate some of the growing constraints we face at our SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison campus and allow us to open access for more timely care when and where our patients need it.”

The project is more than just a new building, it is a long-standing commitment to Sun Prairie and the surrounding communities, bringing additional health care access, as well as stable and secure employment to the area.

“This is a great day for Sun Prairie. What you are undertaking today will benefit our community for years to come.  We appreciate the confidence you have in our community as demonstrated by this new facility,” said Paul Esser, Mayor of the City of Sun Prairie. “Thank you for choosing Sun Prairie for this expansion.”

While the core vision of the Sun Prairie Outpatient Center is to expand convenient access to key surgical and eye care services for patients, the project also puts sustainability at the forefront. Architectural partners Kahler Slater include leading edge environmentally focused features, while also honoring the legacy of the site.

“Kahler Slater partnered with SSM Health to design a building with future resilience, a focus on staff wellbeing and patient experience leveraging WELL principles and an operationally efficient care team model,” says Melinda Pogwizd, AIA, Kahler Slater Project Designer. “The project site includes a robust solar array, a half-mile walking path and 100+ year old legacy trees were maintained in the planning. We are proud to work with a client that has invested wholeheartedly in exceptional patient care and has sustainability top of mind.”

Long-time construction partners J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc., were selected as the project’s contractor. The new facility will build upon the success SSM Health and Findorff have seen on past projects like the SSM Health South Madison Campus project.

“We’re honored to continue our long-standing relationship with SSM Health on this exciting new project. Many of our team, including myself, are proud to call Sun Prairie home and look forward to enhancing our community and building a new resource for the people who need it,” notes Jeff Tubbs, Executive Vice President at J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.

Opening in 2025, the Sun Prairie Outpatient Center will offer surgical orthopedics care, as well as comprehensive eye care services.