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RACINE –  Advocate Aurora has opened a new health center near Regency Mall, the company said.

The new location, which offers lab and x-ray services for the time being, is located in Pier One Imports’ former site in a strip mall located across Green Bay Road from the Regency, the press release said.

The company intends to begin offering primary care services later this year, but it is limited to urgent care services, like ear infections or sprains, and COVID-19 evaluations. Online reservations will allow patients to schedule appointments for urgent care in advance.

The new clinic is part of a broader push by the company to open healthcare facilities in the area of Racine County to accommodate residential and commercial growth south of Milwaukee, according to the release. 

U.S. Census data show the Racine County population had remained mostly steady between April 1, 2010, when the population was given as 195,408, and July 1, 2019, the most recent year available, when the population stood at 196,311. The figures show an increase of 0.5 percent.

“We are proud to be a part of the vibrant, growing Racine community,” said Lisa Just, President of Advocate Aurora Health’s South Wisconsin Patient Service Area. “We’re growing along with Racine County to make health care easier and more convenient and help more local residents live well.”

The company opened a new clinic near Spring Street and Sunnyslope Drive in Mount Pleasant and a second Aurora Medical Center is planned to open in Mount Pleasant in 2022, officials said.

The company has also expanded some safety and care access measures in the advent of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They include:

  • More opportunities for virtual visits online
  • Online options to reserve approximate times for urgent care visits
  • Virtual check-ins
  • “Self-rooming,” which guides patients to exam rooms immediately on arrival.
  • COVID-19 screening before entering the building
  • Mask requirements and availability for patients without masks
  • Waiting areas are designed to accommodate safe physical distancing and staggered appointment times to reduce occupancy in waiting areas.

Enchanted Evening’ Rotary Post Prom Set For May 15

UNION GROVE – The 68th Annual Rotary Post Prom, “Enchanted Evening” is set for Saturday, May 15, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Racine County Fairgrounds. It is presented by the Racine Founders Rotary Club and nine area high schools. Among the Post Prom attractions are: Live red carpet TV coverage by WCGV-TV (MY24) and […]

Swearing in Ceremony Chief Maurice Robinson

The Racine Police Department is excited to announce the swearing in ceremony of incoming Racine Chief of Police, Maurice Robinson. The ceremony is going to take place May 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. and can be viewed by the general public. For those who wish to watch virtually please click here. More stories related to […]

DMV extensions for driver license renewal for drivers age 60 and over

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) estimates that nearly 20,000 drivers over age 60 have yet to renew licenses which expired after March 12, 2020. The DMV extended the renewal period to help keep these higher-risk customers safe during the health emergency. The renewal deadline extensions expire May 21, 2021. Most drivers […]

Homebound Residents, Teens Can Get Easily Vaccinated

RACINE COUNTY – Local officials are reminding residents – particularly the homebound and teens – that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available. For The Homebound The Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is partnering with Ascension Healthcare and Hometown Pharmacy to provide in-home vaccines. If you are homebound in Racine County and would […]

North Shore Bank Offers Free Coin Counting to Combat Shortage

RACINE COUNTY – An area bank is again offering free coin counting and exchange to help alleviate a nationwide coin shortage. North Shore Bank announced this week that it will open free coin counting and exchange for dollars to individuals from Monday, May 10 through June 30. The Federal Reserve has called on all U.S. […]

Crash Damages House; Driver Charged With OWI

RACINE – A Racine woman was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-third offense after a crash that damaged a house in the 2300 block of Kinzie Avenue here Tuesday afternoon. Brenda Katherine Gillespie, 63, of Racine, was also charged with possession of narcotic drugs-second offense and […]

Store Owner Charged in Fight

RACINE – The owner of One Stop Foods, 1711 N. Main St., is accused of pistol whipping a man who he said threatened him at the store on Tuesday. Iyad M. Alabed, 36, of Mount Pleasant, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated battery, three counts of recklessly endangering safety, negligent […]

Dead Mann’s Saloon and Burger King sell

The Racine County properties acquired between April 26th and April 30th had a cash value of just over $19 million. Further, the transfers included the sale of Dead Mann’s Saloon, Burger King, and a floating condo.  According to the Racine County Register of Deeds Office property transfer record, Racine County had 90 properties transferred to […]

Former Rogan’s Shoes and a nudist campground sell

Racine County had 91 properties transferred to new owners between April 19th and April 23rd, according to the Racine County Register of Deeds Office property transfer record.  The properties acquired had a cash value of just over $21.8 million. Further, the transfers included the sale of the former Rogan’s Shoes, a nudist campground, and a […]

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.