Kickoff to CSM Hospital Milwaukee

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Celebrations mark the opening of "The Hospital of the Future"


On Tuesday, August 31, keys to the new Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee were handed to Leo Brideau, President and CEO of Columbia St. Mary’s (CSM). He stated, "What's unique about this facility is that we've had the chance to build it from the ground up, incorporating best medical practices from around the world and bring it all to Milwaukee. We're creating an environment where the patient feels comfortable, in control, and where the family stays actively involved in the patient’s care."

The new Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee is being unveiled. The major construction is complete and to celebrate the opening, CSM is hosting several events for those who made this moment possible and for our community. 



Community Open House

For our friends in the community: we invite you to be one of the first to tour our world-class hospital. Join us on Saturday, October 2, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how our exceptional physicians and staff will be working in partnership with Mother Nature.

Learn how our approach to Cancer Care, Cardiovascular Services, Orthopaedics, Neuroscience, and Women’s Health is transforming healthcare in Milwaukee.


Additional opening events:

Saying farewell to Columbia

On Thursday, September 16, staff and physicians will gather to reminisceand say farewell to Columbia Hospital. It will be an event celebrating 100 years of service that will include pictures, artifacts, and exhibits about Columbia’s history concluding with a farewell ceremony.

Police & Fire EMS 
Another gathering that will take place at the Milwaukee campus on Thursday, September 16 is especially for Police, Fire, and EMS workers. They will be invited for lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of the new hospital.

The evening of September 16, CSM’s annual Medical Staff Dinner will take place in the new hospital giving the medical staff to celebrate and familiarize them with the new areas.


The concourse is home to our
 Specialty Institutes. Colors
will assist patients and visitors
in way-finding to the institutes.


Information desks and nursing
stations are ready to be occupied.
These are centrally located on
each unit to serve all patients.

A staff and family open house will be held on Sunday, September 19. Columbia St. Mary’s employees, volunteers and family are invited to attend this event that includes lunch and a tour of the hospital.

Sneak peaks are also offered to Clergy and Medical Staff on Monday, September 20 and to the media on Tuesday, September 21.

Official Dedication
Business, civic and political leaders, donor, Board of Directors, along with CSM’s Patient and Family Advisory Council are invited to a private dedication ceremony the morning of Saturday, September 25.

Milwaukee Hospital Grand Opening Gala
Saturday night, September 25, boasts a remarkable event, as extraordinary as the hospital itself. Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation’s annual Gala will be held inside the new hospital. Guests will experience a unique dinner from Bartolotta’s and tour behind-the-scenes to see surgical suites, patient rooms, family lounges and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. For more information about this event, please click here.

Dedication Mass
On Sunday, September 26, a dedication mass will be held at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the second floor of the Heritage Center at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee at 9:00 a.m.

"Not only is this new hospital vastly different from anything else in the region, it will make significant contributions to the future of healthcare delivery in our country."
~ Leo P. Brideau

At Columbia St. Mary’s, we are committed to be leaders in the transformation of health care through our Call to Action to provide Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind. Our exciting new hospital will help us sustain and grow that mission for decades to come.

Although this new hospital is almost open, there is still work to be done. Gifts to the Columbia St. Mary's Foundation support advanced treatments and technologies, patient-centered upgrades to rooms and common areas, integrative therapy programs and the creation of a stunning Healing Garden. And importantly, gifts to the Foundation support access to healing and hope for those among us who are most vulnerable, through free clinics and outreach programs. To join in that support with a gift to help serve our community’s healthcare needs, please click here.


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