The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Center on UW-Milwaukee’s Campus Breaks Ground

The OHOW Center Rendering OutsideThe Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin celebrated the groundbreaking of the OHOW Center, a multipurpose building on the UW-Milwaukee campus dedicated to basketball training and student recreation, during a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, August 25. 

UWM Athletics and OHOW leaders gathered outside of the Klotsche Center and Pavilion where the OHOW Center will be located to share remarks on the impact the center will have on the UWM campus and athletics programs. 



“This is an incredibly exciting time for the UWM athletes, students and campus,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone said at the groundbreaking. “Increased access to the Klotsche Center will improve overall physical and mental health on campus.”

The OHOW Center will be a 16,000 square foot expansion to the Klotsche Center. The new facility will feature a full-sized basketball court that mirrors the game surfaces, a basketball strength and conditioning center, video room, auxiliary sports medicine and treatment center, and basketball student-athlete lounge. 

The OHOW Center will be a pivotal element of the OHOW and UWM partnership that has existed for many years. OHOW is the exclusive provider of orthopedic care, physical therapy and athletic training coverage for Panther student-athletes. We are very thankful to Dr. Patrick Jost and Dr. Donald Middleton for their work as the team physicians for UWM athletics teams as well as the past work of Dr. Todd Swenson and Dr. Bill Smith.



“Our physician partnership with UWM goes back 40 years, starting with Dr. Bill Smith, who is one of the originators of this care model,” OHOW CEO, Brandon Goldbeck, said at the groundbreaking.  “Our physicians that provide the coverage and the care for the student-athletes is really what makes this partnership possible.”

The OHOW Center plans to open in the fall of 2022. For more information about OHOW’s sponsorship with UWM and other OHOW Sponsorships, visit our awards and recognition page.