Aspirus Wausau Hospital begins construction on emergency department expansion
For the Tomahawk Leader
WAUSAU – Aspirus Wausau Hospital began construction on an expansion of its emergency department this week.
Work started on Monday, July 31.
The project is scheduled to take place in three phases over the course of approximately two years.
In a release, Aspirus Health said the 29,500 square foot expansion will “help address present and future constraints on emergency care in Wausau and the surrounding communities by nearly doubling the current space.”
“We’ve seen a growing need for emergency services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital,” said Aspirus Associate Chief Nursing Officer Robin Rudie. “We have an excellent staff of medical professionals here, and we need to make sure they have the optimal space to treat our patients.”
Aspirus said some of the significant enhancements in the project include additional and larger rooms (an increase from 18 to 30), an additional triage room, additional critical care rooms, a larger waiting room, improved patient parking and enhanced, energy-efficiency heating, cooling and lighting equipment.
The expansion also includes a remodel of the existing space. Aspirus said the hospital will maintain its 18 current treatment rooms with no disruption in currently available services.
Aspirus is asking patients to “please pay attention to signage on the Wausau campus for temporary changes in entrances and parking.”