Countdown To Hospital of the Future

In this Section

A photo of our three Specialty Institutes along North Avenue

After years of evaluation, it was clear that consolidating our two East Side campuses was the responsible choice. We will eliminate duplicate services, provide the highest quality health care in one place and work tirelessly to keep costs low. Pictured you see the structure of our three Specialty Institutes along North Avenue; Along Lake Drive you see the main hospital entrance, Grant Atrium, patient rooms and the connector bridge to the current West Facility.

Shown are the shelled-out spaces for the (left to right) Heart and Vascular, Orthopaedic and Neurologic and Testing and Treatment Institutes. (Photo by Jim Brozek, July 2009)

Facing North Avenue, each of our Specialty Institutes will offer our patients one-stop care by consolidating all of their needs into one streamlined service area. Shown are the shelled-out spaces for the (left to right) Heart and Vascular, Orthopaedic and Neurologic and Testing and Treatment Institutes.

A photo of a caregiver zone – a place for supplies, infection prevention and the patient record.

As you enter each room, you immediately find the caregiver zone – a place for supplies, infection prevention and the patient record.

Moving further into the room, the patient zone is designed for easy access to machines and equipment, as well as optimal views of the windows, television and visitors. Finally, the family zone accommodates seating, storage and enough room to learn from caregivers about caring for the patient at home.

A photo of our Specialty Institutes from a window high above North Avenue. (Photo by Jim Brozek, July 2009)

With patient, family and caregiver emotional well-being in mind, the building was designed to offer a calming view of Lake Michigan in more than 80 percent of patient rooms and respite areas.

Countdown to the "Hospital of the Future"

January Construction Milestones

As we look forward to opening our new, consolidated hospital in Fall 2010, many exciting milestones will be reached.

In the month of January:

  • Final demolition on the Lake Drive campus will be complete. The two-story Todd Wehr Diagnostic Center will be torn down to prepare for final construction of the new hospital.
  • Major progress of drywall installation in the atrium, bed tower and emergency department areas will be complete.

Check back each month for new construction photos and milestones!

The new Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee opens Fall 2010!

Opening in 2010, this ground-breaking project consolidates Columbia St. Mary’s Columbia and current Lake Drive campuses into one. The new Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee will provide the blueprint for healthcare transformation in our community.

The evidence-based design of our new East Side hospital will improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and aid in the recruitment and retention of top quality staff. In addition, Columbia St. Mary’s the consolidation will lead to $19 million in annual savings to the organization leading to more affordable health care for everyone.

Help us go "Above and Beyond!"

Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation is committed to helping the new East Side hospital go “Above and Beyond” by funding advanced treatments and technologies, as well as enhancements to create an exceptional patient experience. Make a gift!

 

Columbia St. Mary's

Site Map | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement
Copyright © 2016 Columbia St. Mary's | Milwaukee, WI
Connect Healthcare CMS Solutions