SSM responds, changes clinic location

“We hear you South Madison,” Damond Boatwright, regional president for SSM Health in Wisconsin, announced in a statement, saying the medical group has decided to relocate plans for a $75 million future clinic to land currently occupied by its clinic on Fish Hatchery Road.

The neighborhood had complained that a proposed development on South Park Street would remove it’s only grocery store, a Roundy’s-owned Pick ’n Save, and create a food desert while waiting for a new store to be built.

“SSM Health believes that moving our replacement clinic project away from South Park Street, and more specifically from the land where Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. currently operates a Pick ’n Save store, the City will have more time and flexibility to select the best developer and grocery store partner for the Truman Olson project, ” SSM stated in a release.