The “Hospital of the
Future” supports an
Going Beyond Medicine
Take everything you know about medicine, then go beyond. That's what we've done. Columbia St. Mary’s (CSM) is transforming health care. Propelled by our passion for patient care, we’re going Beyond Medicine to reinvent the patient experience.
We are constructing entirely new ways to bring together leading-edge research, advanced treatments and smart buildings designed to adapt to new technologies. These efforts will enable healthcare teams to work together better and to help patients heal faster.
Our goal is to provide the best results in the safest environment,
designed around our patients’ needs. That’s what it means to go Beyond
Our call to action
Health care that works. Health care that is safe. Health care that leaves no one behind.
We draw our inspiration from the rich heritage of our earliest hospitals: St. Mary’s Hospital, Wisconsin’s first hospital, founded with a deep care for community and Columbia Hospital, an innovator over a remarkable 100-year history. Remaining true to our heritage, our vision its to improve the health care and well-being of the people we serve by partnering with our patients and their loved ones - to provide the highest quality health care, to heal their bodies, their minds and their spirits - all the while remaining true to our mission to care for those who are vulnerable.
The main hospital is connected to the Women's Hospital by a walkway, making wayfinding easy for patients and visitors.
The Beyond Medicine Campaign began on July 1, 2005, and will conclude in
December 2010. Perhaps the most obvious outcome of this campaign is the
new Milwaukee Hospital. This “Hospital of the Future” will
include sophisticated centers of excellence, specialized treatments,
leading edge technology, and superb physicians and health care workers
all aligned to provide patient focused care for the individual, their
family and their loved ones. It will allow CSM to provide
seamless care coordinated around the patients’ needs - care that speeds
healing, reduces the impact of illness and disease and makes the
patient’s experience better for everyone.
Opening this October, the new hospital consolidates CSM’s current Columbia and Lake Drive. This consolidation will reduce excess capacity and redundancy and as a result will generate annual operating savings of more than $19 million, further strengthening our role as the leading health care value in the Milwaukee region. The new 835,000 square foot hospital will have 9 floors with 80 percent of windows overlooking Lake Michigan, 513 inpatient beds and 848 new parking spaces.
Fully digital operating suites offer
The evidence-based design uses tested and proven architectural and design elements to improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and aid in the recruitment and retention of top quality staff. Elements of the new hospital include:
The new hospital's connection to
With these elements and many more aspects of the new hospital, Columbia
St. Mary’s is creating a healing environment that will put patients in
control of their environment, alleviate stress for patients and
families, encourage the involvement of the family and allow staff to
work more efficiently – leading to better outcomes.
Together, we can make this transformation a reality. Every gift is greatly appreciated. To donate to the Beyond Medicine Campaign, please click one of the links below.
Watch for Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation’s September e-newsletter which will include information on the new Milwaukee hospital events and opening information.