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.
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.
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.
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
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
Major progress of
drywall installation in the
atrium, bed tower and emergency
department areas will be
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
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