Hospital of the Future

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View of CSM Hospital Milwaukee from Lake Drive. The new building (left) will include a connector ramp to the West Facility (right).

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Finishing takes place primarily from the top down so the large atrium serves as a great place for supply and equipment storage.

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Drywall and painting is underway in patient rooms and nurses stations.

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The Grand Concourse will feature three main Institutes for patients to enter through and receive care.

All photos by Jim Brozek.

Countdown to the "Hospital of the Future"

February Construction Milestones

  • Emergency Department is being painted.
  • Headwalls and flooring are being installed in patient rooms.
  • Kitchen construction is significantly underway.
  • Drywall is being installed in Imaging and Invasive areas of the 3rd floor.
  • Department moves, including CSM Foundation, to the Heritage Center (formerly the Historic East Facility) are underway.

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!


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.

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