Hudson Physicians is building a 3-story multi-tenant facility, Hudson Medical Center, with medical offices and outpatient services on 2651 Hillcrest Drive, east of Carmichael Road.
January, 2023 – Cancer Care and New Treatment Options With Oncologist Timothy Toonen
In this episode of the Optimal Health Podcast, host Pete Waggoner is joined by Dr. Timothy Toonen of Minnesota Oncology to share his expertise and knowledge about cancer care. They discuss the role oncologists play in helping cancer patients find the right treatment options while alleviating the fear that comes along with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Toonen also talks about how his team plans on providing the people of Hudson with even more comprehensive care through their new facility at the Hudson Medical Center which will be opening its doors to the public this January 12, 2023.
Hudson Medical Center, Now Open – A Year in Review
Public Open House
January 12, 2023 • Tours & take-aways
December 14, 2022 – Drone Footage
December 6, 2022 – The Hudson Medical Center Opens Its Doors to the Hudson Community
In this episode, Hudson Physicians’ CEO Matt Brandt joins host Pete Waggoner on the Optimal Health Podcast to discuss the Hudson Medical Center’s upcoming public open house on January 12, 2023. They talk about the nitty-gritty details of the event, from its location to what services and amenities people can expect. They also get into the process of making the plan come to life and how their desire to bring as many services possible to the growing community of Hudson has been a major goal.
This is an invitation for everybody in the Hudson community to come and experience the quality care that Hudson Medical Center has to offer. Tune in to find out more about this exciting event.
November 25, 2022 [STAR OBSERVER] –Podiatrist helps eliminate pain in the feet
One of the many specialties offered at Hudson Physicians is podiatry. They are focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions related to the feet and lower legs. Dr. Allie Nyquist has been confident in her career path to help people find solutions to their podiatry needs since a young age.
November 8, 2022 – Drone Footage
September 29, 2022 – Drone Footage
August 19, 2022 – Drone Footage
September, 2022 [PODCAST] – A Glimpse Into Hudson Imaging and the World of Radiology With Dr. David Wicklund
In this short yet insightful episode, Dr. David Wicklund of Minneapolis Radiology sits with Pete Waggoner to talk about radiology, specifically how it works and what goes on behind the scenes of the newly formed Hudson Imaging. They discuss how radiologists keep tabs on the rapidly changing technology and how this helps them in diagnosing and treating more patients quickly.
Dr. Wicklund also shares his own experience in radiology and how he got interested in the field. Plus, he talks about how their team, along with the Hudson Physicians, have started working together with the goal of providing better access to care in the community through Hudson Imaging.
July 29, 2022 [STAR OBSERVER] – Annual Checkups for Children are Important
June 21, 2022 [STAR OBSERVER] – Ambulatory Surgery Center
June 9, 2022 – Drone Footage
June 1, 2022 [PODCAST] – Hudson Medical Center: A Look at the New Hudson’s Anticipated Ambulatory Surgery Center
In this episode, host Pete Waggoner is joined by Hudson Physicians’ CEO Matt Brandt, Dr. Jonathan Susa, along with Dan Zismer and Dr. Gary Schwartz of Associated Eye Care to discuss Hudson Medical Center’s new ambulatory surgery center that is set to open in April of 2023.
They get into what the center will offer patients and how it will benefit the community through providing greater access to surgical care. They also provide a glimpse into the design process of the center and what unique features this new facility will have for the people of Hudson. This episode is both an insightful and exciting look at what the new center has to offer and why it matters for the future of healthcare in Hudson.
May 20, 2022 – Drone Footage
May 5, 2022 – Drone Footage
April 21, 2022 – Star-Observer
From 4 to over 40, Dr. Stoy has grown with Hudson Physicians
Read article – written by Hannah Coyle of Star-Observer.
Robert Stoy, Vicki Mayer, Terry Domino and Steve Lindahl made up the St. Croix Valley Clinic.
This small group practiced on Third and Vine. Now, they’ve grown so much, they’ve started building a new, $50 million center on 16 acres of land, with 160,000 square feet of clinic space.
17 doctors now own Hudson Physicians. Stoy is still one of them.
Stoy has been an active part of the Hudson community since he established a home here 43 years ago.
Having raised four children, he and his wife, Connie, have had ample opportunities to get to know the community and contribute to it in various ways, including fundraising for the Phipps Center for the Arts, participating in youth sports and being active with their church and schools.
Stoy started his career doing it all. He visited the county jail to provide care, he advised patients on various concerns and delivered around 1,000 babies. Delivering babies is something he no longer has to do, as Hudson Physicians now has specialists who provide infant and maternal care.
However, some of those babies have grown up to work at the clinic, Stoy said.
Among all of these accomplishments, Stoy has been witness to a changing field. About 10 years ago, medical records were digitized, putting physical paperwork in the past. This was for better or worse, Stoy admitted.
Computers don’t always hold up their end of the bargain. We’ve all faced technological challenges.
Despite challenges and changes, over the years “my friends have become my patients and my patients have become my friends,” Stoy said.
With the new campus opening in 2023, the care options Stoy and his colleagues can provide will expand, multiplying the network of “friends” the physicians can see.
Beginning his career with four physicians under the age of 36, Stoy is now one of 51 providers with Hudson Physicians who have partnerships with other specialty providers, making sure patients receive the consults and care they need.
“What makes my job so enjoyable and so rewarding is the great staff here as well as wonderful patients,” Stoy said. “Everyone has their own unique story.”
April 20, 2022 – Drone Footage
April 5, 2022 – Drone Footage
March 22, 2022 – Star-Observer
Hudson Physicians provides cost effective, wide range of services with urgent care – written by Hannah Coyle of Star-Observer.
Emergency room visits are costly.
According to UnitedHealthCare, the average cost of an emergency room visit in Wisconsin is almost $1,500.
At Hudson Physicians, 403 Stageline Road, the cost for an urgent care visit, on average, is just over $200, according to Dr. Keith Bratulich, medical director of the Hudson Physicians urgent care.
During a health crisis, one may struggle to determine whether to go to an urgent care or emergency room.
A simple guide, according to Matt Brandt, CEO of Hudson Physicians, is that if you can drive yourself, then go to urgent care.
“An injury or illness serious enough to go to the emergency room usually requires ambulance transport or someone else to drive you,” he said.
In 2021, 47,000 patients were cared for at the Hudson Physicians urgent care, resulting in it growing to be the largest urgent care center in the east metropolitan.
“The pandemic fueled the need for us to think differently about how we operate our urgent care, what started as more of an extension of normal clinic hours turned into a large department with its own dedicated professional team,” Brandt said.
Providing care at these rates, Hudson Physicians has expanded its hours to include holidays. It is open 365 days a year, run by a staff of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
With the support of the primary and specialty care doctors at Hudson Physicians, the urgent care can offer a wide scope of services, including sinus infections, earaches, sprains, or cuts to more complex injuries like broken bones, abdominal pain, sports injuries or kidney stones.
If a patient presents with a complex injury, an urgent care provider can connect with a specialty team or an outside partner, like Twin Cities Orthopedics, for well-rounded care.
All of the current care options will only expand with the opening of the Hudson Medical Center, including the urgent care services.
“The advantage for patients is we are able to provide high quality care for an illness or injury that is serious, but not an emergency, in a faster more cost-effective manner than an emergency room visit,” Brandt said.
March 16, 2022 – Drone Footage
March 1, 2022 – Drone Footage
March 1, 2022 – [Podcast] Concrete Evidence: The Sturdy Construction of the Hudson Medical Center
When a prominent new building is being constructed, it is the end result that catches the attention of neighbors and patrons. They might notice progress along the way, but rarely give thought to what is happening step-by-step. For those passing by the new Hudson Medical Center location, there is now a very large crane on-site.
This means a highly efficient and important segment of the project is happening. The crane belongs to Wells, one of the largest precasters in the United States, who have paired with Hudson Physicians leadership and other designers/craftsmen to create an attractive, extremely safe, and immensely functional clinic to benefit Western Wisconsin’s medical needs. Jace and Nathan from Wells explain about precasting and prefab concrete, and how it is helping to significantly speed up the building process of the Medical Center. They also delve into metal-looking concrete, the unimaginable logistics of using a crane (even indoors!), and how there is a good chance you’ve already hunkered down on their work (think football…).
Take a listen to the Wells Optimal Health podcast episode and see how Wells’ involvement with the construction of the Hudson Medical Center will provide the community with craftsmanship of the highest and sturdiest quality.
February 19, 2022 – Drone Footage
February 7, 2022 – [Podcast] Twin Cities Orthopedics
Discover how the new Twin Cities Orthopedics location in the Hudson Medical Center can help the community get a leg up on their musculoskeletal health. Podcast with Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Andrew C. Ockuly, D.O.
One of Hudson’s very own has come home to provide the community with top-notch sports medicine care and expertise. Dr. Andrew C. Ockuly, D.O., born and raised in Hudson, is thrilled to find himself back on familiar ground with his return to the area. And the best part is he truly knows his patients – they are his former classmates, their kids, and sometimes even their grandparents! That personal connection makes this reunion even more valuable.
Dr. Ockuly, of Twin Cities Orthopedics, is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in open and arthroscopic treatment of joints. He will be practicing out of TCO’s most recent location in the new Hudson Medical Center (opening January 2023), where he is eager for in-person, cross-collaborations between doctors – a benefit that he believes will bring a better level of care to patients. The convenient, new location will also enable him to handle more specialized situations, provide additional services, and allow for growth.
In his podcast, Dr. Ockuly discusses how the growing community-led him back home and how he will be able to assist with their musculoskeletal health. He also touches upon weekend warrior injuries, the health of young athletes, advancements in surgeries and physical therapy, the UW-River Falls Falcons, and pirouetting senior citizens (really!).
February 4, 2022 – Drone Footage
January 18, 2022 – Drone Footage
January 4, 2022 – [Podcast] Associated Eye Care ophthalmologist, Dr. Gary S. Schwartz
Learn how the new Western Wisconsin Eye Center of Excellence can assist the community with cradle-to-grave medical and surgical eye care. Podcast with Associated Eye Care ophthalmologist, Dr. Gary S. Schwartz.
Annual medical exam? Check. Bi-annual dental appointment? Scheduled. Yearly eye exam? No? You don’t need glasses? The clinics are all too far away? There is an ophthalmologist you need to meet – Dr. Gary Schwartz from Associated Eye Care.
Dr. Schwartz explains how Associated Eye Care will be relocating from a small, one-doctor office on the Hudson Hospital campus to a large 4-doctor office in the new Hudson Medical Center in early 2023. He calls this new location their Western Wisconsin hub, where they will provide local communities with more convenient, comprehensive vision and eye care services.
In this podcast, Dr. Schwartz discusses how their move will positively affect Western Wisconsin and what is new in eye care. He tackles topics such as being a cradle-to-grave practice, why perfect vision isn’t necessarily the same thing as perfectly healthy eyes, “not-your-parents” eye care, the impact COVID-19 has had on children’s vision, and more.
December 27, 2021 – [Podcast] Using Technology to Streamline Healthcare Design
How do you imagine the construction of a 50 million dollar project? Do you use cardboard boxes to build a mock exam room? Do you pull all your providers off site to view it? Hudson Physicians decided to use virtual reality to leverage technology to visualize what the workstations and exam rooms would look like for the development of the Hudson Medical Center set to be completed in January, 2023.
Virtual Reality (VR) is often just thought of for playing video games, but the team at Hudson Physicians, in association with Cresa, decided to use it to reduce problems, reduce the timeline, and reduce cost.
Bringing Virtual Reality to Life
With the use of VR goggles, the providers and staff were able to go through an experience that was memorable, and will get them closer to what they are looking for, as well as pass on the benefits of an overall better patient experience.
Join our speakers, listed below, in today’s podcast, to learn more about virtual reality and its role in healthcare design as it relates to the Hudson Medical Center.
CEO, Hudson Physicians
Vice President, Corporate Solutions – Cresa
December 20, 2021 – Drone Footage
December 6, 2021 – Project Overview and Groundbreaking Footage
November 23, 2021 – Drone Footage of The Hudson Medical Center
November 16, 2021 – Podcast
Learn to learn how we are expanding to serve our community better. Podcast with CEO, Matt Brandt.
November 12, 2021 – Press Release – Hudson Star Observer
November 10, 2021 – Drone Footage of The Hudson Medical Center
November 3, 2021 – Groundbreaking
Locally owned Hudson Physicians breaks ground on their new clinic – The Hudson Medical Center.
November 3, 2021
Hudson, Wis. – Hudson Physicians, an independently and locally owned clinic, kicked off the construction of their new medical center with a groundbreaking ceremony today. The $50 million project will provide a considerably larger space equaling 160,000 square feet and will allow for an increase of approximately 125+ new employees when fully operational. With tree clearing and grading already under way, the estimated completion date for the new facility at 2651 Hillcrest Drive, North of I-94, is January 2023.
“For over 40 years Hudson Physicians has grown along with the Hudson community, and this new space will ensure we can continue to serve Hudson and the surrounding areas in the years to come,” says Matt Brandt, CEO of Hudson Physicians.
The Hudson Medical Center will also allow for the expansion of current services, including more clinic space for Family Practice, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Sports & Spine, General Surgery, Occupational Medicine, Urgent Care, Podiatry, Sleep Medicine, and Audiology.
Beyond growing its current operations, Hudson Physicians plans to run an outpatient imaging center providing MRI, CT, Mammograms, Ultrasounds and Dexascans, an ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms and three procedure rooms, and a full-service physical therapy and rehabilitation unit. The center will also have a café and pharmacy for patient convenience.
“With the expansion of outpatient technologies and the pressure to provide convenient high-quality care at a lower cost, the trend in healthcare is to offer more services in a non-hospital-based setting. Many of the services we will be providing in the Hudson Medical Center do not currently exist in Western Wisconsin,” said Dr. Mark Stannard, President of Hudson Physicians.
Additionally, Hudson Physicians is working with its specialty partners in the areas of Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, and Dermatology to lease the remaining clinic space in the Hudson Medical Center. “Our specialty partners are some of the best of the best in their areas of expertise, and we are looking forward to partnering with them on this project,” commented Dr. Greg Young, M.D., Medical Director for Hudson Physicians.
Dr. Lincoln Likness, Dr. George Leyda, Dr. Mark Stannard, Dr. Jonathan Susa, Dr. Elizabeth Schertz, Dr. Kari Smith, Dr. Marvin Klingler, Dr. Alyssa Lynch, Dr. Robert Stoy, Dr. Morgan Barnum and Dr. Bashar Sharif.
Shareholders not pictured:
Dr. Dana Dahl, Dr. Mark Druffner, Dr. Emily Linklater, Dr. Annette McNallan, Dr. Ranjit Singh and Dr. Gregory Young.