Countdown to the Hospital of the Future

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Patient rooms at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee provide patients with access to nature and natural light through large windows that look out upon extraordinary views of Lake Michigan, the downtown Milwaukee skyline and the Lake Drive community.

Photos by Jim Brozek.


December Milestones

  • Labratory moving from Columbia Hospital
  • Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute moving from Columbia Hospital

November Milestones

  • Renovations continue within the Women’s Hospital
  • The Ob/Gyn Clinic moves from the Heritage Center to the Women’s Hospital

Fun Facts about the new hospital
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee has:

  • 140,000,000 pounds of concrete
  • 7,000,000 pounds of structural steel
  • 1,600,000 pounds of sheet metal – equivalent to what is used in building 2,666 Harley Davidson motorcycles
  • 600 miles of electrical wire – enough to reach from Milwaukee to Nashville
  • 126 miles of reinforced steel in concrete
  • 47 miles of plumbing pipe
  • 30 miles of sprinkler piping
  • 24 miles of heating and cooling pipe
  • 20,500 cubic yards of concrete – equivalent to 15.5 miles of sidewalk
  • The length of the hospital is equal to approximately one football field

Did you know?
80% of the old building materials were recycled and 84% of the new building materials are recycled materials!


Visitor & Patient Service Hours
Main Entrance
: Monday – Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Garden Café:
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. continental breakfast only)
Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. cold bar only)
Dinner 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (weekends 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)   

Seton Pharmacy: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gift Shop: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Department/Directory Listing by Floor

Garden Level
: ATM; Emergency Department; Garden Café

First Floor: Gift Shop; Heart & Vascular Institute; Meditation Room; Orthopaedic & Neuroscience Institute; Registration/Check-In; Seton Pharmacy; Patti and Jack McKeithan Testing & Treatment Institute

Second Floor: Administrative Offices; Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Gym; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Gym; Walkway to Women's Hospital

Third Floor: Cardiac Cath Lab; GI Lab; Medical Imaging; Johnson Controls Lounge and Green Roof Overlook

Fourth Floor: Linda and John Mellowes Critical Care Unit; Recovery; Surgery

Fifth Floor: Behavioral Medicine; Intensive Care Rooms; Regional Burn Center; Burn Center Golf Invitational Lounge

Sixth Floor: Patient Rooms; Perry Family Lounge

Seventh Floor: Patient Rooms; Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wigdale Lounge

Eight Floor: Future home of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute

Ninth Floor: Helicopter Pad

Women’s Hospital
The new Women’s Hospital includes 35 Mom/Baby Rooms; nine Labor, Delivery and Recovery Rooms; Operating and Recovery Rooms; an 18-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); a nine-bed Pediatric Unit; and Pediatric Rehabilitation.

The Women’s Hospital is also home to the Van Dyke Haebler Center for Women’s Imaging; the Diabetes Treatment Center and outpatient clinics for Behavioral Medicine Services; and Sacred Heart's Brain Injury Day Treatment Program.

Help us go "Above and Beyond!"

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





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