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Summit Orthopedics and City of Woodbury
Finalize Public/Private Partnership To Create “Wellness Destination”
Agreement enables Summit to open clinic and wellness facility at Bielenberg Sports Center
Woodbury, Minn., (December 10, 2015) – Summit Orthopedics announced today that it is proceeding with plans to open a two-story, 14,450-square-foot clinic and wellness facility at Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC), following the Dec. 9 City Council vote approving the lease agreement.
Construction on the Summit Orthopedics space will begin immediately. Summit chief operations officer Bill Frommelt anticipates the wellness and healthcare facility will open by late spring-2016.
Summit will offer the Woodbury community physician appointments, physical therapy and sports performance services, as well as wellness education classes such as yoga, nutrition and more.
“Given Woodbury’s growing reputation as a health care destination, it makes sense that Summit is actively pursuing the commercial space at BSC,” said Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens. “We are excited about Summit’s commitment to our community. Their presence will complement the wellness activities taking place on the site, allow for more community space, and provide a revenue stream to BSC, allowing us to hold the line on costs to our users.”
Frommelt added that the agreement Summit has with the City of Woodbury is more than just a lease for physical space, it’s an investment in the community. The Woodbury-based orthopedic healthcare provider is donating $100,000 for community improvements, including the Madison Claire Foundation’s Madison Place, the Twin Cities’ East Metro’s first completely handicapped-accessible playground where children with and without disabilities can play together.
Summit also will donate up to $50,000 per year for other wellness initiatives throughout the Woodbury community.
“Summit believes in the tremendous value the BSC brings to the city of Woodbury and its residents,” stated Summit Orthopedics CEO Adam Berry. “It’s a place for the community to gather and home to year-round activities for the whole family. Its efforts to support wellness align well with Summit’s continued dedication to be a partner in helping people live those healthy, active lifestyles.”
About Summit Orthopedics
Summit Orthopedics is privately owned and managed, with 45 highly trained orthopedic specialists teamed with 125 supporting providers such as physician assistants, therapists, and certified athletic trainers. For nearly 30 years, Summit has provided a range of conservative and progressive care options for musculoskeletal conditions for patients across the Twin Cities. This includes prevention, surgical and non-surgical treatment, and rehabilitation. Summit employs about 650 people at 16 locations spanning the East Metro.
About Bielenberg Sports Center
Bielenberg Sports Center is one of the largest multiuse sports centers in the state, serving the community and region with high-quality indoor and outdoor facilities, including a 90,000-square-foot indoor field house, two indoor ice arenas, an outdoor refrigerated recreational ice-skating rink, 36 outdoor athletic fields, the Jeff Hanson Miracle Field and an outdoor splash pad water feature. It is home to three local high school hockey teams and is the future home of Madison’s Place, the Twin Cities East Metro’s first completely universally-accessible inclusive playground.