The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Center is Now Open on UW-Milwaukee Campus
The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (OHOW) celebrated the official opening of the OHOW Center on the UW-Milwaukee campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 28.
During the ceremony, UWM Athletics and OHOW leaders gathered outside the new center, located across from the Klotsche Center, to share remarks of the impact the new multipurpose building on the athletics programs and student recreation.
“The OHOW Center will benefit all students with an expanded athletics and recreation footprint, and it’s truly a game-changer for our basketball programs,” MKE Director of Athletics Amanda Braun said during the ceremony. “From recruiting to student-athlete development, our teams now have 24-hour access to a first-class facility.”
About the OHOW Center
The OHOW Center is a 16,000-square-foot expansion to the Klotsche Center. The buildings connect by a skywalk to preserve access to the Pavilion parking structure.
The new facility features a full-sized basketball court that mirrors the game surfaces, a basketball strength and conditioning center, a video room, auxiliary sports medicine and treatment center, and a basketball student-athlete lounge. The building will primarily be used by the Panther’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
UWM Athletics and OHOW Partnership
The OHOW Center is a pivotal element of the OHOW and UWM partnership that has existed for many years. As a part of this partnership, UWM received a $2.1 million gift from OHOW for the construction of this facility.
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 partnership has deepened over the years and created many valuable friendships,” Braun said. “Thank you, OHOW, for the way you support Panther student-athletes. It means a lot more than health and medical service to us.”