CAEGI 0003 November Ads 2022x250

Kenosha County Eye

Froedtert South To Release Statement Friday On The Fate Of Downtown Hospital

Share
Tweet
Froedert South (Kenosha Medical Center ) 6308 8th Avenue In Downtown Kenosha
(Photo by Google Street View)

Kenosha County Eye has received several emails, phone calls and even sat down with some staff members of Kenosha’s downtown hospital, Froedtert South. They all say the same thing. “There is a big change coming.” We have heard allegations including the entire facility being shut down, only the Emergency department being kept open, and in the worst-case scenario, an urgent-care type facility only.

Paid Advertisement
Kenosha City Administrator John Morrissey
(Kenosha County File Photo by Kevin Mathewson)

Kenosha City administrator John Morrissey told KCE that his office, which includes the Mayor, is aware of the possibility of the hospital changing to an urgent care center. Morrissey said the City Administration and the City’s Fire Chief are frustrated at the possibility of losing an emergency department and hospital on the City’s east side. The income level near and around Froedtert South is generally much lower than on the City’s west side, some 7 miles west of Froedtert South, or about a 17 minute car ride (according to google maps). On the west side of the City, there are two hospitals, Froedtert St. Catherine’s and Aurora. Morrissey said that while he has confidence in the City’s highly trained EMS system, that is comprised of EMTs and many paramedics, he said that the City clearly hopes that the final decision to close the fully functional hospital is scrapped.

Froedtert VP Responds

Paid Advertisement
Tom Duncan Vice President and CMO of Froedtert South

KCE reached out to Froedtert South’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Tom Duncan who told us “there is so much that is being floated around that simply is not true.” Duncan said that he will be issuing a statement Friday at noon to clear up any false rumors.

We will let you know what is announced tomorrow.

Paid Advertisement

Author

  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

Share
Tweet
LATEST NEWS

Carthage Students Protest Embattled Carthage President John Swallow’s Handling Of Sexual Assault

A Kenosha man named Cortez L. Newman was recently arrested and charged with second degree seuxal assault. If convicted, he could be sentenced to prison for up to 40 years. According to the criminal complaint, the assault happened on August 20, 2023. Newman is alleged to have raped a woman and the details are so gruesome, that KCE will not be sharing them here. The victim sought medical treatment on September 6, 2023, and had a

Read More »

Feel-Good Friday – A Kenosha Judge Who Shows Kindness Everyday

Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge, The Honorable Anthony Milisauskas graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Law in 1983, and was admitted into the Wisconsin bar in 1984. Judge Milisauskas was born and raised in Kenosha. Judge Milisauskas opened a law office and worked for himself until 2005. From 2001 to 2005, he was a Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner and a guardian ad litem. He was also a Somers Municipal Judge from 2000-2005.

Read More »
MORE TOP STORIES

County Executive Hires Woman Fired For Fraud, Under Criminal Investigation

County Executive Samantha Kerkman isn’t answering any questions about a very risky hire she made a few months ago – Sherry Kruse. Kruse is the County’s new Veterans Benefits Representative. Before County Executive Samantha Kerkman hired her for the important role, she worked for the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County as its Assistant Superintendent. According to her personnel file, released by VACLC by means of a F.O.I.A. request, she had been in extremely hot water

Read More »

Kenosha Woman Announces Bid for Mayor

Elizabeth Garcia quipped Kenosha is her hobby, saying “I wish it were my job!” A workingmother who uses her free time towards bettering our city, Garcia has announced her bid forMayor of Kenosha. Enthusiastic and determined Garcia asserts, “ I am solution oriented: when Isee a problem, I try to fix it. If I can’t fix it, I find out who can. I want Kenoshans to know theirtax dollars are being used in meaningful ways; I

Read More »

Kenosha College Student Thanks Lawyer For Her Recent Exoneration For Charges Related To Near-Deadly Crash

On May 19, 2023, Marissa Chon was doing what many college students do on a Friday night – drinking alcohol with friends. She was with her then-boyfriend, Elijah J. Schoffstall, a Carthage soccer player. At about 2:21 am, the two were involved in a serious car wreck at Carthage College, a school where they both attended. Both were severely injured and were lucky to survive. Police and bystanders quickly arrived at the scene of the crash

Read More »

Kenosha Judge Eviscerates First Amendment In Bizarre Ruling – Opinion

Circuit Court Judges like David Wilk (D) can’t change the first amendment, no matter how much they hate it. It’s part of our great Constitution and there are many layers of the judiciary above the circuit coirt that work as checks and balances. That doesn’t mean that they can’t try, however. That’s exactly what David Wilk tried to do in an oral/written ruling from this past Monday. Let’s start with Judge Wilk’s beginning. Wilk attended Hamline

Read More »

Embattled Director Of Women’s Shelter Drops Lawsuit That Was Allegedly Filed Illegally

The embattled director of Women and Children’s Horizons dropped a lawsuit yesterday, two weeks after it was filed, and only 10 days after KCE published an article alleging she was practicing law without a license. According to a 8-count findings document outlining an investigation into misconduct, Paine was disbarred May 20, 2023. The documents says in part, “After proceedings conducted pursuant to [Michigan Supreme Court Rules], the panel found, based on [Paine’s] admissions to all of the

Read More »

Man Who Escaped Kenosha Prison In July Captured In Milwaukee County, Was In Possession of Firearm

On July 26, 2023 a State Prison inmate named Parish Eckford escaped from a Kenosha Prison. This is a State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Facility and not associated with the Sheriff’s Department jail. Eckford was serving a 16-year prison sentence for the following convictions in Milwaukee Circuit Court: Eckford was scheduled to be released the month he escaped. He previously served 5 years for armed Robbery. The prison, is a minimum security prison that is

Read More »

12 Responses

  1. What an amazing location in my opinion for low income ,subsidized housing for our disenfranchised minority population in Kenosha. My guess would be that the back door, cigar room meetings are going on right now. We need to convert property and the remainder of Kenosha downtown into subsidized low income apartment complexes . No doubt that the liberal Allendale crowd will love this idea. Obviously, the only organization able to achieve such a task would be our very own Mills family from Bear Development in my opinion. These folks are fully vested within Kenosha and at the forefront of philanthropic charitable development and giving. Stay tuned for more to come.

    1. Your sarcasm is hilarious.?
      Please dont give our outgoing mayor, Riot John, any more brainless ideas.

    2. Sounds accurate, aiding the uninsured poor affects their profits. Harbor Park is tomorrows ghetto, so what’s one more in Kenosha.

  2. Duncan is a lying idiot. Look at how he handled the pandemic and the idiots on the board for KUSD. He’s a snake. He will only look out for what’s best for his wallet

  3. Kenosha is no longer for traditional Kenosha. Adjust your thinking. The Mills family is pro Mills family only. Adjust your thinking. Low income in downtown? Not without WEDA funding. Low income housing in downtown is not on the drawing board. Adjust your thinking. Get a clue. We need a hospital presence on the East side.

  4. Our population growth & you want to eliminate a hospital! You are out of your mind! I surely hope this is just a rumor!!!!!!!

  5. Perfect place for a retirement community. Each room has a bathroom. They can have one main kitchen by turning the nursing station into a community kitchen and eating area on each floor.

  6. It is a longer drive than 17 minutes from the lakefront of Kenosha to either of the hospitals on the way west side. Heavy traffic, roads closed, etc….make it a much longer and more difficult commute.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to updates

Get notified of new articles. We'll never share your email address.