Blessing ceremony held for Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Family Care Center
July 03, 2012 College News - A blessing ceremony was held June 26 for the new 25,000 square foot Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Glendale Family Care Center at 2400 W. Villard in Milwaukee. The new medical office, which opens July 2, houses outpatient primary care services and is the teaching site for the St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program, a partnership with The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.
The Family Care Center is staffed by 10 MCW faculty (family physicians, a psychologist and psychiatrist, and sports medicine fellow), 18 family medicine residents, two nurse practitioners and 30 support staff and provides primary care services in a community that would otherwise have limited access. The previous center, located on the same site, was determined to be a total loss after the area flooded in July 2010. It has been operating in a portion of the former St. Michael Hospital since the flood.
The new center features 32 exam rooms, three procedure rooms, an after-hours community education room, a community garden, resident offices and lounge, and an exercise area.
The Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Family Care Center is a Level 3 (top) Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Robin L. Helm, MD, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, is the residency Program Director.
John Oliverio, CEO of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare,
speaks during the ceremony