phoca_thumb_l_Groundbreaking2September 7. 2011,marked a milestone moment for the City of Oconto and its neighboring communities toward expanding local healthcare services. For 6 years, services have been provided at the Oconto Hospital & Medical Center in partnership with Bellin Health but now 55,000 additional square feet will added.

55 new jobs will be created through this expansion. Laura Cormier , President of Operations, introduced several of the dignitaries that attended: Senator David Hansen, Mark Rahmlow, Field Rep for Congressman Reid Ribble, Mayor Tom Fulton, George Kerwin, President and CEO of Bellin Health, Dr. Charles Heyka, President of the Medical Staff of Oconto, and Dr. John Honish President of the Oconto Hospital Citizen’s Foundation and who was instrumental in helping to raise funds for this project.

The project will be complete in the summer of 2012. The Executive Board and Board of Directors of the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce assisted in the groundbreaking.